There is nothing special here. The review was proposed by you and I found it interesting. There was one point that attracted my attention - the baseless claim that Assad regime cooperated with terrorists.The original point was you jumping in with both feet about something written in a review about a book somebody else was reading.
Wrong. I don't defend Assad and my attitude to his regime is rather neutral. I defend 'fair play' principle. I'm strongly against unacceptable method to present allegations as proven facts - whoever, for whatever reasons does it.Despite everything else going on in the world, you rushed to defend Assad’s regime again.
Correct. So, it would be fair from you just to agree that indeed accusations of Assad in cooperation with terrorists are no more than baseless allegations. Btw, as I understand Reuters never published any article that supports this claim.I never wrote the review and his other articles and books appear to be well respected.
Reuters is a specific news source that frequentlyAgain with Reuters. You’ve had a sad on about them since they quoted Bellingcat on MH17. Anyone would think you were fixated by them
- tells half truth
- hide important details
- reports one sided information
- presents allegations as facts
For me it is not clear who is typical Reuters reader. Ordinary people would prefer the Mail as its style is more entertaining and intellectuals would prefer BBC and some serious newspapers.
Washington spent huge money to arm and train pro-US military groups and failed completely. Washington actively promoted the slogan (completely forgotten now) - "Assad must go". Even now US troops in fact occupy part of Syria. Yes, Washington was stimulated by Israel interesting in permanent turmoil in Syria. Unfortunately for both (US and Israel) their plans are too far from being realised.The US has never had to my knowledge that kind of sway over Syria since the Assad’s took over. Let alone lose it to Russia.
I wrote about it previously. Personally I regard Putin's adventure in Syria doubtful. It would be much better to use much needed resources for economic development, for education, for healthcare.Russia was always pushing against an open door with Assad and his father before him. Since 2011 Russia has been supporting Assad’s regime economically and monetarily, with a lot of military aid. Since ‘15, openly in support with the RuAF and SF then PMC’s.
Well. Let's look what will happen. The Syrian conflict is not over.If you mean the US support to the FSA, that died a death even before Trump arrived and he put the final nail in the coffin.
On the other hand the SDF have proven themselves to be the one force which time after time has defeated IS. They control much of Syria but will lose part of it to the Tr armed forces and their sponsored FSA when Erdogan wants a little bit more of Syria. Much as they did in Afrin.
Assad has much to do and a lot more blood to be spilled along with displacing a couple more million before he regains control of all of Syria. When that occurs and he ‘wins’ that peace, you may say he’s ‘won’.