President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 28. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin via Reuters)
Charles Lister, Foreign Policy: Obama’s Syria Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity
Another ceasefire is in tatters. But America keeps reaching out to Russia while expecting a different result.
The latest diplomatic attempt to bring calm to Syria and pave a pathway toward peace appears to have failed. After a week of blocked aid deliveries and cease-fire violations, Russian aircraft on Monday reportedly bombed a joint U.N.-Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy and warehouse outside Aleppo, killing nearly half of its staff, including a SARC regional aid director.
The attack came just minutes after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime declared the cease-fire dead. Several dozen more people were then killed and wounded in heavy air and artillery strikes on the besieged rebel-held districts of Aleppo city.
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WNU Editor: I was not aware that President Obama had a Syrian strategy.