Thursday, February 16, 2017

Anti-Assad States To Meet On Friday To Discuss Syria And Concerns Over Trump's Syrian Policy

Men inspect a damaged house after an airstrike on al-Yadouda village, in Deraa Governorate, Syria February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir

Reuters: Anti-Assad states to meet on Syria amid concerns over U.S. policy

Countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will meet on Friday for the first time since Donald Trump's U.S. administration took office, to seek common ground ahead of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva next week.

The talks on the sidelines of a G20 foreign ministers meeting come as Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, is in his strongest position since the early days of the civil war, and as Trump's policy on Syria remains unclear.

"It's urgent to meet to see whether all the like-minded countries are on the same page," said a senior French diplomatic source. "It's a chance to get everyone pushing in the same direction before the Geneva talks."

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WNU Editor: This is going to be a sober meeting. Syria's rebels are losing ground, and there is no sign that Assad's grip on power is going to be challenged in the future.


B.Poster said...

"This is going to be a sober meeting." It didn't need to be. When humans deny reality, reality does not care. Reality is like a person who while not necessarily your friend can and will b!tch slap you if you act in ways contrary to them.

When the Syrian "Civil War" started, I patiently explained that Assad would not be removed. The Russians would not allow it. Unfortunately some folks ignored reality and charged ahead in ways contrary to reality. In many cased, they not only ignored reality but constructed their own reality. This is the very definition of mental illness.

Now they get to have a somber meeting. Will they learn anything from their stupidity? If past behavior is an indication of future behavior, the most likely prediction would seem to be no.

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