Syria’s two-month-old partial truce negotiated by Russia and the US is near collapse. After nearly five years of civil war, Aleppo is an open wound. The city has endured barrel bombs and artillery fire reducing its landscape to rubble.
Aleppo is the center for the anti-Assad groups that are part of a UN-negotiated settlement. If it falls, all hopes for a peace negotiation will have been crushed
The Assad regime, supported by its Russian and Iranian allies, has put great effort into trying to retake Aleppo since parts of it fell to rebel forces in the summer of 2012. .
Secretary of State John “Lurch” Kerry vowed on Tuesday not to allow Syria’s largest city and onetime moderate opposition stronghold to fall to the regime—even if that means abandoning the fragile cease fire that US officials have been trying to uphold in the war-torn nation.
“Lurch”, the same guy who sold Israel, the Middle East and America down the river with the Iranian nuclear arms deal declared, “If Assad’s strategy is to somehow think he’s going to just carve out Aleppo and carve out a section of the country, I got news for you and for him: this war doesn’t end.” He also suggested that if serious progress is not made toward politically removing Putin’s puppet from power by August the Obama Administration would have no other choice but to dramatically change its approach to Syria’s 5-year-old civil war.
Kerry fancies himself a coonskin-hat-wearin’, king-of-the-wild-frontier, Davy-Crockett-at-the-Alamo bad ass.
When The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer drew the infamous red line in 2012 and then backed down when the red line was crossed he ruined American credibility not just in the Middle East but in Moscow, Tehran, Beijing, Pyongyang but elsewhere in the world.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said, “The rest of the world must know that when the president of the United States draws a red line, that it is dangerous, if not fatal, to cross it.”
Since our president is a gutless wonder, Ketchup Boy is yelling, “Remember the Aleppo!”
John, the Alamo didn’t work out so good for Davy and your bombast is equally doomed. It’s time to get over yourself.
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