Wednesday, September 21
The Boing Boing Boing Peacekeeping Strategy in Syria
Foreign Policy reported yesterday:
Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, head of the Air Combat Command, told reporters that “for the foreseeable future … we will be in deconfliction mode and not in the joint operations” mode with the Russians.RT reported today:
Despite the ongoing blame game over the elimination of a humanitarian aid convoy in the southwest of Aleppo on Monday, the members of the International Syrian Support Group (ISSG), co-chaired by the US and Russia, agreed on Tuesday they will not give up on attempts to enforce the ceasefire in Syria in accordance with the Geneva deal.
Following the ISSG meeting on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly session, the US State Department issued a statement calling on all parties to adhere to the ceasefire “despite continued violence.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov designated the delineation between US-backed moderate opposition and terrorists a top priority, urging regional powers to put pressure on radical groups under their influence, without specifying the details.See, their side has terrorism. We have changing our minds. Another two months of dealing with this peacekeeping strategy in Syria and they'll be begging to surrender. But by then it will be too late.
“The ceasefire is not dead,” assured US Secretary of State John Kerry as he emerged from the meeting preceded by the talks with Lavrov.
His words were echoed by the UN’s envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, who admitted that although “the ceasefire is in danger” it is premature to speculate on its failure to deliver the goods as “the only ones who can announce the ceasefire is dead are the two co-chairs [Lavrov and Kerry] and they have today not done so.”
That's how we've beaten off every alien invasion. They flee screaming back to their own galaxies, completely bonkers. We learned the strategy from studying kangaroos. I suppose you don't believe me. Someday you will.