Unfortunately, the Syrian people may suffer as long as the foreign actors do not agree on a workable common position.
Syrian Kurds are fleeing in their thousands to neighboring Iraqi Kurdistan. But even there, they will not be safe for the long arm of the Turkish president Erdogan.
Such atrocities are ethnic cleansing in action and are what Trump greenlit when he opened the door to the Turkish invasion of Syria.
The controversial issues were brushed under the carpet to ease the gloomy atmosphere that prevailed in the two countries’ relations.
[I]f it was so predictable that this invasion would take place ... how was it that the Americans were so ill-prepared?
I just don’t understand how a country that gave the world Franklin D. Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, ... or even Henry Ford could elect a man with the morality of Trump.
Sadly (but happily for Russian President Vladimir Putin), that is the reality of a world in which the US has abandoned any pretense of global leadership.
The campaign promise, which was made a priori without in-depth knowledge of the issues, was incompatible with the geopolitical interests of the U.S. and with international security.
Today, history is being repeated against another indigenous population in the same part of the world: the Kurds.
Russia will probably encourage the Syrian government to incorporate the YPG fighters into the Syrian army.