For more than a decade, Turkish President Recep Erdogan exploited the plight of Syrian refugees to invade and occupy parts of Syria. His forces still occupy Idlib province in Syria but the Turks have soured on the refugees. Erdogan now wishes to get rid of them since his mission to overthrow the government of Bashar al Asad has failed.
With the war winding down in Syria although not completely over, there was much speculation that President Bashar al Asad will distance himself from Islamic Iran. Such speculation has been laid to rest. Asad has pledged to remain part of the resistance front against imperialism and zionism.
The takfiri terrorists have been confined to pockets in Idlib province after 11 years of war. Iran and Syria have moved quickly to the reconstruction phase of Syria’s badly damaged infrastructure in which Islamic Iran will play a major role. This development belies the propaganda that Syria no longer wants Iran’s help.
After 10-years of a brutal war launched through mercenaries that came close to destroying the Syrian state, the Syrian army is on the verge of liberating all its territory. The latest example was Deraa. Only Idlib remains under Daesh control. How long will the terrorists last?
America’s list of enemies is not only long, it keeps growing. It is America’s systemic need. By conjuring up fear of real or imagined enemies, the US Deep state keeps diverting trillions of dollars from development toward armaments to further enrich the oligarchs
The latest round of Western sanctions on Syria are meant to starve the people and push them to a point where they will rise up against the government. This is likely to fail, as have previous attempts even if it creates much misery for ordinary Syrians in the short-term.