US President Barack Hussein Obama says he will go ahead with his campaign to crush the Islamic state (IS) - despite Russia's rival plans.
Obama will on Tuesday host a separate counterterrorism summit for over 100 heads of state. The topic of the meeting is the fight against IS.
On Wednesday, Russia will arrange a separate meeting with the UN Security Council on the same subject.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly on Monday, the Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed that it will be a "huge mistake" not to cooperate with the Syrian government and its military forces in the fight against IS.
Obama has rejected any approach to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who he thinks is to blame for the current conflict.
At the UN summit one year ago, Obama promised to crush IS and asked member states to join a US-led coalition.
Since then, the Islamists have conquered large areas in Syria and Iraq and gained a foothold in countries like Libya, Yemen and elsewhere in the Middle East, and also developed alliances, among others, with Boko Haram in Nigeria.
It should be safe to say that Obama has failed, and not kept his promise. Instead the US has trained and armed "rebels" who have joined al-Qaeda and ISIS after completed training, and brought their US-sponsored guns.
Now both Russia and China have had enough of the US incompetence, and decided to take the matter into their own hands.
During the last weeks, Russia has established a military base in Syria, and a commando center in Iraq, and it is now clear that Chinese troops are expected within a week or two.
So with three superpowers soon fighting in Syria, one must only hope that they are able to cooperate and avoid firing at each other, because if that happens, loads of shit will really hit the big fan.
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