Over last year there was a plethora of irrefutable signs and evidences [I reported them on this blog, too numerous to list here] of American troops creeping invasion, not just an intermittent air based incursions [that was common], but serious preparation of all out invasion of Syria relying on Turkish army and on supported, nurtured and organized proxy military forces in camps in Turkey and Jordan in a form of terrorist militias ISIL, ANF/JNS and FSA groups financed by US, [NATO], Turkey, Saudis and GCC countries under one unified US military command.
As latest episode of chasing US special forces out of Syria near Turkish border clearly demonstrated, the process is not smooth but slow elaborate, prone to embarrassing failures since it involves not only training countless desert thugs, mercenaries from abroad, bribing numerous terrorist commanders, but also selectively killing those few true rebels against Assad regime who oppose US intervention for political reasons.
But latest coordinated attack of US allies [likely from US/Qatar] on SAA positions in Deir-Ez-Zor with dozens of casualties while Russian S400 standing still [I guess by secret agreement] marks this date of open US aggression against Assad regime armed forces, which except for one incident in 2015 also at this location and also in coordination with ISIL, never happened before.
The unified command of pro-Syrian forces from Hezbollah, Iranians, Palestinians, Afghans, Iraqi Shia militias run by Russian generals has been proven enormously successful in 2015 bringing terrorist logistic, [fuel, money and weapons] to a collapse and causing huge material and human losses until the ill-fated phony ceasefire of February 2016 Russians signed giving card blanche to US to rearm terrorists and evacuate wounded to Turkey for R&R.
Again D.C. neocons stole victory from jaws of decisive defeat of US lunatic policies rendered by Russians. Why?
Why the February 2016 phony ceasefire and this recent phony ceasefire openly and admittedly criticized as not holding, while any idiot sweeping floors in Kremlin would have known that one needs two to tango and when US is set for brutal aggression on Syrian government dictated by geopolitics and delusions imperial hubris in their sick plans to establish religious fiefdoms liken to the US GCC protectorate but this time under Israeli administration [similar to the West Bank], no “peace tango” would ever possible.
Russians could have concluded this war by now and restored Assad to full control over his sovereign territory but decided not to do so even openly stated that they were not supporting Assad regime but just fighting terrorists in Syria. What a doublespeak in a face of elected and few times reelected Assad and Ba’ath party in elections recently even more democratic than in the US.
So why Putin was effectively buying this shit.
I think because ,as I wrote before, this is not about Syria and Assad anymore. It is about brewing global geopolitical confrontation in Europe and Asia and elsewhere. The bloody Syrian war serves only as a safety vent of those tensions and all the negotiations that Russians desperately involve themselves can only be attributed to desperately seeking a peaceful solution or appeasement to the US psychotic drive to absolute world domination as P.C.Roberts concurs while this would no longer be possible once hot global war have started.
In fact both sides by their actions prove that they do not believe that peaceful solution to a global conflict can be achieved and millions must die.
The Russian leadership resigned to it, because there is nobody sane in Washington left having any intention to stop the madness and instead they have to deal with bunch of erratic, delusional psychotics who lost touch with physical reality incessantly pushing for nuclear war.
The crazy D.C. neocons and western oligarchy obviously are not interested in peace, since facing collapse of their economic empire and fearing coming military demise, always associated with that, the global war now gives the best chance to defeat emerging world’s military powers before they gain absolute supremacy.
Acknowledgment of such a reality, shows up nowhere better than in skyrocketing military speeding of US, Russia and China over last five years of Syrian conflict. In fact Syrian war theater has become insignificant globally and short of some humanitarian support, it is hard to find any other reasonable explanation of direct US and Russian involvement and now even Chinese military involvement than testing grounds of new technologies and logistics of superpowers while ordinary Syrians are dying with no hope for peace.
We must ask what Syrian War has actually become. As I see it, it became nothing else but a proving grounds for Russian and US Military Industrial and Propaganda Complexes’ money extortion racket, run by pencil pushing bureaucrats.
Yes. The Syrian war from the beginning was not run by US generals who opposed it but by W.H. neocon bureaucrats and their MIC bosses. This same happened about six moths ago with the Russian side after rebels were practically defeated.
Russians demonstration of their global strategic force supposedly combat shoeless peasants in Syria and US build up in Iraq and Turkey but also in Eastern Europe, Japan, Korean peninsula and South East Asia all aimed to peddling another threat to their population and asking and getting hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth commitments for military spending with implicitly admitting that this is a preparation for global war.
With the terrorist threat as menacing and real as it is Obama’s approval of spending a Trillion $ for new nukes and as a response Russian $300 billions over next 5-10 years to upgrade overall forces including nuclear [both in violation of treaties and stated policies of disarmament] is nothing short than insanity and opens our eyes to the truth behind Syrian war and other CIA organized Arab springs phony events seeking nothing but a global confrontation.
The peaceful solution of conflict in Syria was presented by Russians already in 2012 when US refused to negotiate in good faith with Assad regime, enabling a democratic transition of power, and broke it by recruiting “rebels” and sponsoring terrorists of ISIL and al-Qaeda.
The military solution Russian had in their hands in February 2016 but they backed out themselves into a quagmire only because this is not why they came.
They came to defend their strategic military interests and to confront US global aggression in most benign way they found possible under guise of war against terrorism which while is a true reason for Russian intervention it is at the bottom of the list after Putin’s fateful UN speech, [aimed to expose US insidious moves and to warn about insane neocon drive towards US imperial domination and policies of chaos, destruction and death] did not have any measurable effects in emerging multipolar world, hence Putin acted.
After another six months of agony for Syrian people and another failure of new fake ceasefire and same old critical but unanswered questions I asked back then in February 2016:
Why Russia supported UN Security Council Resolution 2254, adopted unanimously December 18, 2015 without clarifying legal status of NATO military operations in Syria under Syrian Law? On what legal basis US, French, British or Oman are bombing Syria?
Why Russians or Iranians did not insist on clarification of legal basis under which Israel is bombing Syria and attacking Assad government in violation of UN charter?
Why in UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians or Iranians did not insist on clarification of legal status of Turkish aggression in Syria including [military invasion and] shooting down lawfully operating Russian military airplane, shelling Syrian territory [and SAA positions, support for ISIL/ANF] or occupation of 1-2 mile wide sliver of Syrian land along border?
Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not call for withdrawal of unauthorized by Assad regime foreign military, including US troops from Syrian Kurdistan [and elsewhere]?
Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Cease Fire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not insist on explicit prohibition of introduction of any unauthorized by Syrian government foreign military forces on Syrian territory as a matter of confirmation of Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity as UN charter requires.
Why in the UNSCR 2254 and in the Ceasefire Agreement, Russians and/or Iranians did not insist that no ceasefire will be in effect for all those yet undefined “ moderate opposition groups” who have in their ranks foreign mercenaries, non-Syrian citizen, and why expulsion of such has not been required as a precondition to cease-fire.
Why Russians and/or Iranians did not insist on finalizing a list of terrorist organizations excluded from the Ceasefire Agreement before any ceasefire implementation may begin since this political/technical issue [identification and separation of terrorist from moderates] makes the Agreement unenforceable.
Why Russians and/or Syrians did not insist on inclusion of Syrian Kurds in the negotiation, a vital force fighting terrorists.
Should we understand that by signing the UNSCR 2254 and the Ceasefire Agreement Russia legalized NATO aggression against legal Assad government if not why NATO aggression was not prohibited in the agreement although illegality of any aggression is a vital part of UN charter?
If this conclusion is true then the agreement is an illegal act, against UN charter and international law since the only legal representative government of Syria is the representative of Assad regime and the UNCR 2254 is not aimed against Assad regime and hence UNSC cannot infringe on Syrian sovereignty.
In fact quick read of the “agreement” make me realize that it is a meaningless, unenforceable on the ground in Syria, piece of paper that actually allows SAA to move against ISIL and seal Turkish border North of Aleppo but also allows the west preparation for plan B i.e invasion of Syria. However, what it would surely do is to it provide fertile ground for western accusation of Russian/Syrians breaking the agreement we are so familiar with.
It is clear that nonchalant attitude of Russian and utter intransigence of the US who even did not insist on identifying of all terrorists before any cessation of hostilities and failed to bring to the table real players in the conflict as Syrians, Iran, Israel, Iraq Turkey, Saudis and Kurds makes all those efforts nothing but a theater of absurd that needs to be dismissed and true global confrontation among superpowers that is going on in Syria revealed to the world. But do not count on MSM.