Analytical program "However" with Mikhail Leontiev
The accusation of Russia in the execution of a humanitarian convoy was the reason for the breakdown of the truce in Syria. And the reason is the inability of the Obama administration to force its people, both in Syria and Washington, to elementary fulfillment of the agreement.
As stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, "the US administration is unable to fulfill what is required to implement this agreement, namely, to ensure the separation of moderates and terrorists, something that has been said every day since February many times."
Are incapable in the sense of do not want or in the sense of can not, because no one obeys them? In fact, Obama probably would like to end the presidency on a beautiful note, like a peacemaker. All the same, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, not war. But what is the reason for supporters of the war party to listen to the lame duck?
From the cartoon "Gray Neck"
- I can not fly.
- What? What? I can not hear!
- He doesn't hear well. His name is grouse.
Obama is actually a peacemaker. In the shower. Only wood grouses did not hear him, even when he was not a Gray neck. Neither in Syria, nor in Ukraine. Especially since his potential successor is certainly not a peacemaker.
The truce, which came into force on September 12, was originally intended to demonstrate the commitment of Russia and official Damascus to a peaceful solution to the Syrian problem. Against the background of the obvious prospect of a military victory for the Syrian army in Aleppo. The US administration was forced to agree to a truce, initially without the will and ability to enforce its basic conditions.
As a result, some groups officially supported by the Americans, such as Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam, refused to observe a cease-fire, while groups belonging to the Jebhat al-Nusra or Jund al-Aqsa that the Americans recognized terrorist, began to be dynamically renamed in order to exclude the possibility of striking them by Russian and Syrian forces. On Saturday, the 17th, these forces launched a powerful attack on the positions of the Syrian army in the area of Deir ez-Zor and at the same time completely by accident, allegedly by mistake aviation the pro-American coalition dealt a massive blow to the Syrian government army in the direction of the militant strike. After the Syrian army managed to repulse the attack of the Islamists, the humanitarian convoy was shot just as timely, giving American diplomacy the opportunity to disavow the truce.
That is, the truce was needed anti-Assad opposition in order to reverse the military situation under Aleppo. Or in order to accuse Russia of disrupting its own initiated truce. Or better, and then both simultaneously. Then another peacemaker is released to the arena.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for the introduction of a no-fly zone over Syria for a while: “If there is a chance for a truce at all, the only way is to introduce a temporary but comprehensive ban on flying any military aircraft over Syria — at least three and seven days better. ”
It looks like the idea of eating the same soup a second time. That is, to provide a military advantage to the groups, which for some reason, well, cannot be forced into a truce, and try again to reverse the military situation in Syria. Livia remember? The "unmanned zone" is the proprietary idea of NATO peacekeepers. Well what can you do with them. Obviously, we still have to take Aleppo and the Syrians.
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