While I applaud the Russians for at least trying to prevent Trump – under the (((guidance))) of President Jared Kushner – from starting a Third World War, I’m not too optimistic about any peace deal that involves living Moslem rebel groups.
Because with Moslems (Sunnis especially), you have a situation where the more moderate ones – they actually exist in rare instances – are easily radicalized and transformed into terrorist warbands by the more ideologically-sound members of their faith.
It’s been proven time and time again in the last several years, and at the end of the day, you cannot hope to have a situation where moderate Kebab will isolate and expunge the more violent Kebab from their midst.
The agreement for safe zones in Syria will come into force on Friday at 21:00 GMT, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. Russia, Iran and Turkey negotiated the memorandum on Thursday in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Speaking to journalists on Friday, Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin said the deal brings hope for a more comprehensive cessation of hostilities in Syria.
“It was supported by all principal players, including the UN, the US administration, Saudi Arabia and other nations, so there is a certain degree of guarantee that the memorandum will be implemented,” he said.
“It is coming into force tomorrow, or rather at midnight Moscow time, on May 6.”
The memorandum designates four areas in Syria as safe zones, where armed groups opposing the Syrian government and not supporting a jihadist agenda would be protected from attacks. They are expected not to allow terrorist groups use them as safe havens.
The largest safe zone is in northern Syria, covering Idlib Governorate as well as parts of Latakia, Aleppo, and Hama, according to the Russian military. The second covers the northern part of Homs Governorate, where around 180,000 civilians live. The third zone encompasses the Damascus neighborhood of Eastern Ghouta, a small region controlled by the terrorist group Al-Nusra Front. The last one is in parts of southern Syria bordering Jordan.
Fomin said the implementation of the deal may allow the war in Syria to finally stop. He added that the memorandum has provisions for including more territories into the safe zones.
The official said Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has contacted his counterparts in several nations to ensure that the safe zones deal works.
“The Russian minister has held working sessions with defense ministers of Iran, Turkey, Syria and Israel,” he said, adding that respective intelligence services and foreign ministries have been contributing to the de-escalation effort as well.
He added that contacts with the leaders of armed opposition groups helped convince them to support the de-escalation.
My guess is that this deal will fall apart by the official beginning of summer at the very latest, and will likely involve some sort of terrorist false flag blaming Assad and/or the Russians for barrel bombs, poison gas, or some other convoluted mess.
Throw in an unstable and emotional Ivanka, a hand-rubbing Kushner, and #HostageTrump, and you have the makings for another long quagmire before another series of negotiations begin.
But here is the best part of the deal, in my opinion…
From New York Times:
United States and allied aircraft will be banned from flying over much of Syria in a deal between Iran, Russia and Turkey, a senior Russian diplomat said on Friday.
The diplomat, Aleksandr Lavrentiev, also suggested that Russian and Turkish warplanes would be prohibited from flying in four designated “de-escalation zones,” where Syrian government and rebel forces are supposed to stop fighting each other.
But Mr. Lavrentiev seemed to sketch out a broader geographical no-fly zone for American and coalition military planes. He said they would be allowed to fly only in eastern Syria over Islamic State-held areas, apparently excluding the entire western spine of the country.
There was no immediate comment from the American military or from the Trump administration. Nor was it clear whether Washington had agreed to the conditions that Mr. Lavrentiev described, or whether Russia would try to enforce them.
I suppose we’ll all have to wait and see what exactly happens in regard to this interesting development, although I’ll offer up a guess and say that Trump will refrain from mentioning this at all in order to avoid looking like a checkmated CUCK.
Not that a show of force would be good or productive, obviously, as I would very much like to live to see my newborn son grow up in a world not ruined by nuclear war.