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All indications point to the fact that the US and their allies failed, for one more time, to put under control the Middle East and establish a safe environment for the Western oil companies. Whether ISIS is a Western creation, as many believe, or not, the chaos bequeathed by the Bush administration in Iraq tends to grow.
As the ISIS appears to expand and recruit new members, even from the Western countries, everyone realizes that the danger is much greater than initially estimated. The neocon hawks understand that they must focus on the ISIS problem dropping their plans for Russia at least for the moment (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/06/cold-war-20-dangerous-games-from_23.html), in order to eliminate the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Despite sanctions against Russia, the Western allies showed some signs of a 180 degree turn, lately. Obama in his recent statement has pointed the contribution of Russia and China to the destruction of the Syrian chemicals (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/08/greece-nowhere-between-allies.html), while the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for all countries in the Middle East, including Iran, to join the fight against Islamic State (IS) fighters, something which gave Iran the opportunity to request for the lifting of the Western sanctions (http://rt.com/news/line/2014-08-21/#68924).
It is characteristic that the US-Israel relations are not in the best shape, and this is not only due to the Israeli policy concerning Gaza, but also because the US are trying to approach Iran, and one reason is probably because they think that the Iranian army, which did not get involved in deleterious wars for many years, is suitable to contribute to the fight against the IS fighters.
The most remarkable is that one of the major, mainstream US think tanks responsible for the design of the US policy in many cases, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), released a report according to which the Ukraine crisis is the West's fault, not Putin's. (http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/08/council-foreign-relations-ukraine-crisis-wests-putins-fault.html) This is probably the best indication that the neocon hawks want to gather everyone against the unexpected IS threat. The real intentions, however, are not to be published broadly. (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/07/cold-war-20-old-school-behind-it.html)
The neocons realize that Obama is not determined to follow their lunatic plans for Russia and since the IS problem tends to get completely out of control, they probably decided to give him some space and excuse to focus on the Middle East front and deal with the IS for good.
Of course, the ruthless neocon hawks “are not to be trusted”. They probably hope that by the end of the Obama term the IS problem will be eliminated, while they prepare a more willing puppet for the US presidency to follow their plans (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/06/hillary-for-president-in-middle-of-cold.html). Then, they will turn against Russia, China, Iran and anyone is considered an obstacle to their plans.
In the worst scenario for them, they'll have to wait until Putin's departure from the Russian leadership. Putin probably knows this and makes fast moves, trying to create a situation that would be very difficult to change in future: “What we see now, is a cruel battle with time. On the one hand, Russia and China, together with the rest of the BRICS, are trying to get rid of the dollar and form their own currency system to gain complete independence, on the other, the neocon banking-corporate puppets in the US are in panic and seek desperately a pretext to come to war with Russia and put an end to this threat for their plans. This explains their agony to drag Russia into a warm conflict.” (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/08/the-dominant-elite-ready-to-break.html)