Trump isn’t really doing very well this week. First, he got played by Lying Ryan, Schumer and gang into abandoning his core promise of building a border wall. Sorry, but that ain’t going to happen, so we can just add it to the long list of betrayals Trump has done his first 100 days. Still, I voted for him, had some hope for him, and am bitterly frustrated Trump turned out to be a New York City, Liberal Democrat, with a big mouth and an even bigger ego. I guess Trump won’t figure out how badly he has damaged himself until he goes to one his rallies and nobody shows up.
If there is one foreign policy place where Trump staked his reputation, it was Syria. After all, as after dinner entertainment for the Chinese Prime Minister, Trump sent 60 missiles to blow up a Syrian Air Base, based on flawed intelligence from the alphabet agencies that despise him, and lie to him daily. The result was the real adults in Syria; namely, Iran, Russia, Turkey and Assad decided they had enough of Trump’s ego. The result is today’s press release saying that Iran, Turkey, Russia and Assad have now subdivided Syria into “no fly zones,” and the US is no longer a factor in Syria. Trump, or more likely his neo-con warmongers filling his cabinet and agencies, must not have got that memo. Assuming Trump is even being notified of what his neo cons are up to, which is questionable, the US has now deployed significant military assets DIRECTLY ON THE TURKISH BORDER WITH NORTHERN SYRIA. In other words, the US is now in a proxy war with a NATO member run by a raving lunatic, Erdogan, who just got voted as dictator until 2026. Yep, Trump sure negotiated a good deal out of that one.
Putin, well Putin is licking his chops, Iran is sneering at us, and Turkey is digging new artillery positions on its border in preparation for the war they know is coming in Syria. The whole reason all of this overthrow Assad Junior stuff started was because the globalist, neo cons wanted a oil/natural gas pipeline from Quatar to Europe in order to cut off Russian gas and oil deliveries to Europe. From such globalist mind games, we do end up with shooting wars. Well, Putin has just derailed that completely with his no fly zones that prevent the USA from doing much of anything in Syria. Russian and Iranian COMBAT FORCES are now openly deploying into these no fly zones. You can be sure they will be defended with the S-400 air defense systems, which rules out any more Trump missile attacks, or Israeli bombing attacks, although whether Turkey will keep bombing the Kurds is an open question.
Putin is plus one hundred on this, since he has now met all of his goals in Syria. Iran is a plus 200 on Syria, since they not only have met all their goals in Iraq, Syria, but they got that cretin and traitor Obama to pay them several billion dollars in cash and gold. Oh yeah, Iran is a huge winner with this announcement today.
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Russia, Iran, Turkey sign agreement on creation of Syria safe zones
The de-escalation zones were earlier proposed by Russia. They are aimed at separating extremist groups, including Islamic State terrorists (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front), from the moderate opposition.
Idlib, Latakia and Homs are included in the safe zones, as well as parts of Aleppo, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. Under the memorandum, any fighting between government forces and armed opposition will cease within the safe zones.
Checkpoints and observation posts are to be positioned along the de-escalation lines within the safe zones, according to the document. They will provide free movement of unarmed civilians and humanitarian access to the areas, under guarantor states’ control.
Russian chief negotiator Aleksandr Lavrentyev stated that Russia is ready to send its observers to the established zones and work more closely with the US and Saudi Arabia on Syria. He also said that a working group on an exchange of captives could be settled by the evening.
However, he lamented the US poor participation in establishing better cooperation.
“Unfortunately, the Americans are still ignoring our attempts to establish closer military cooperation, but we will keep trying,” the Russian chief negotiator said.
The Syrian armed opposition delegation stated it could not accept the memorandum, saying the creation of de-escalation zones would threaten Syria’s territorial integrity. It also stated it will not sign anything while Iran remains among the guarantor states.
“We are against the division of Syria. As for the agreements, we are not a party to that agreement and of course we will never be in favor [of it] as long as Iran is called a guarantor state,” opposition delegate Osama Abu Zaid said.
Some representatives of the Syrian armed opposition walked out of the meeting, according to media reports.
“We don’t accept Iran’s participation as a guarantor state,” one opposition delegation member reportedly shouted during a speech by Kazakhstan’s foreign minister at the signing ceremony.
Most members of the delegation reportedly remained in the room, however.
Iran says it is a massive step toward the de-escalation of the long-standing conflict and bloodshed in Syria.
“We support any initiative aimed at de-escalation of the conflict in Syria, prevention of bloodshed, destruction, leading to the fleeing of the Syrian people from their native territory. We support any step aimed at a ceasefire,” an Iranian Foreign Ministry official told RIA Novosti.
The UN special envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, welcomed the deal, calling it “an important, promising, positive step in the right direction in the process of de-escalation of the conflict.”
The next round of Syrian peace talks will be hosted by Astana in mid-July, with expert meetings scheduled to be held two weeks beforehand, according to Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov.
“Given the new round of Geneva talks, which is to be held in late May and emphasizing the essential role of the Astana meetings in supplementing and assisting the Geneva process, we call on all members of the international community to contribute to this process and to find a lasting solution to the Syrian conflict,” the minister stated.