Today, 15 civilians were killed by US airstrikes in Menbij town and 6 others were killed in Tokhar village in Menbij countryside— Abdurahman Hark (@bdrhmnhrk) July 18, 2016
The "Courtship" is becoming a marriage of connivance as Obama moves towards military co-operation between the United States and Russia in defense of the Assad Regime.
While the delusional Left was been accusing US President Barack Obama of supporting "regime change" in Syria, I've been saying he's been in Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's corner all along and has been playing the "Good Cop" role to undermine the Syrian Revolution. Now. I'll say it again - anybody that still thinks Obama is carrying out a policy of regime change in Syria is an idiot.
The Washington Post has published:
The Guardian is reporting:
Obama’s Syria plan teams up American and Russian forces
By Josh Rogin
13 July 2016
The Obama administration’s new proposal to Russia on Syria is more extensive than previously known. It would open the way for deep cooperation between U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies and coordinated air attacks by American and Russian planes on Syrian rebels deemed to be terrorists, according to the text of the proposal I obtained.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry plans to discuss the plan with top Russian officials in a visit to Moscow on Thursday. As I first reported last month, the administration is proposing joining with Russia in a ramped-up bombing campaign against Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s Syria branch, which is also known as the Nusrah Front. What hasn’t been previously reported is that the United States is suggesting a new military command-and-control headquarters to coordinate the air campaign that would house U.S. and Russian military officers, intelligence officials and subject-matter experts.
Overall, the proposal would dramatically shift the United States’ Syria policy by directing more American military power against Jabhat al-Nusra, which unlike the Islamic State is focused on fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. While this would expand the U.S. counterterrorism mission in Syria, it would also be a boon for the Assad regime, which could see the forces it is fighting dramatically weakened. The plan also represents a big change in U.S.-Russia policy. It would give Russian President Vladimir Putin something he has long wanted: closer military relations with the United States and a thawing of his international isolation. That’s why the Pentagon was initially opposed to the plan. More...
The New York Times is reporting:
US and Russia present united front over Syria after attack in NiceJohn Kerry points to terrorist ‘incubator’ of war-torn country, as Middle East leaders join condemnation of French massacre
Shaun Walker in Moscow and Ian Black in London
14 July 2016
The US and Russia have united to condemn the Nice attack and to identify the war in Syria as the world’s principal “incubator” for terrorism as they discuss tightening coordination to handle the five-year crisis.
The US secretary of state, John Kerry, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, began a meeting in Moscow with a moment of silence for the victims of the atrocity, with Kerry expressing “absolute abhorrence for the incredible carnage”.
Kerry said: “The problem is that you and I and other foreign ministers and leaders are now doing this almost on a weekly basis, and nowhere is there a greater hotbed or incubator for these terrorists than in Syria. More...
It doesn't represent a big change in US policy towards Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Revolution. The Obama administration has been targeting Jabhat al-Nusra for more than three years. I first reported on those war plans back in March 2013, Obama planning drone strikes against Assad's opposition in Syria. The line that he has been opposed to the Assad regime and even a force in support of his removal is one that has been careful cultivated by the friends of Bashar al-Assad, including Barack Obama himself.
John Kerry Meets Vladimir Putin to Discuss New Syria Plan
By Gardiner Harris and Anne Barnard
14 July 2016
MOSCOW — Secretary of State John Kerry met with President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow late Thursday night to discuss a proposed extensive military cooperation agreement that for the first time would coordinate American and Russian air attacks on the Islamic State and the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria.
Both men said they were hopeful of reaching an accord. “I hope after today’s consultations you’ll be able to advise him of the progress made and possible headway for us to make,” Mr. Putin said, referring to conversations between Mr. Kerry and President Obama. Mr. Kerry responded: “Hopefully, we’ll be able to make some genuine progress that is measurable and implementable and that can make a difference in the course of events in Syria.”
The proposed agreement calls for the creation of a joint military command center staffed by military and intelligence officers who would share information so as to permit “integrated operations.” It has generated deep unease at the Pentagon and in some quarters of the State Department, where it is seen as too conciliatory to both the Russians and the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. More...
As I've been saying:
Obama still wants you to believe he thinks Assad must go
Hillary Clinton's early role in facilitating Bashar al-Assad's crackdown in Syria
How the Left's shill for Obama's red-line con fueled the rise of ISIS
Obama and Israel Love Assad
If Obama doesn't want to do it, he'll go to Congress
O'Donnell's good question and Obama's bad answer
C.I.A. Said to Steer Arms away from Syrian Opposition
How Obama has supported Assad's gas murder always
Obama's Real Syria Policy: Endless War
The Courtship Continues: Obama stopped French strike on Assad
Obama blocks ICC war crimes prosecution of Assad
How Obama Helped Assad Kill with Poison Gas in Syria
Obama Denied Gas Masks to Assad's Victims
Obama's "Good Cop" tactics in Syria exposed!
Obama's "Red-Line" was nothing but a Green Light for Assad's Slaughter of 70,000
How Obama helps Assad: US tried to start war between FSA & al Nusra Front
Obama planning drone strikes against Assad's opposition in Syria
Obama: Did the CIA betray Assad's opposition in Syria?
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar Assad Exposed!!! in Syria
More thoughts on Obama's 'No MANPADS for you!' policy in Syria
How Obama's 'No MANPADS for you' policy in Syria is backfiring
Obama on Syria: They're still dying, he's still looking
SecState[?] John Kerry and his 'dear friend' Bashar Assad
AP weighs in on Obama's Green Light for Assad's slaughter in Syria
Syria: Obama's moves Assad's "red line" back as SOHR reports 42,000 dead!
Obama "green lights" Assad's slaughter in Syria
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad