Cynical US Policy on Syria Revealed: Block the Russians and Iranians, Destroy the Economy, to Hell with the People

By Peter Ford | 21st Century Wire | December 15, 2020

The Rambo of the State Department is leaving. James Jeffrey, the outgoing Syria envoy, boasts about his achievements in a recent candid interview with Al-Monitor which with no sense of shame opens up to public gaze the cynicism, callousness and sheer power-crazedness of US policy on Syria, conducted as though it were a video game or a game of Monopoly.

Cynical US Policy on Syria Revealed: Block the Russians and Iranians, Destroy the Economy, to Hell with the People

I don’t believe that Trump would “apply the brakes,” though!

Is the Donbass under threat of a new attack from Ukraine?

Is the Donbass under threat of a new attack from Ukraine?

It is to be hoped that the threat of Russian intervention in the event of an attack on Donbass by Ukraine will prevent Kiev from going through with this bloody plan. For the Ukrainian authorities have forgotten one thing: unlike the inhabitants of Nagorno-Karabakh, already more than 300,000 inhabitants of the DPR and LPR have received Russian citizenship and passports. This would justify Russian intervention to defend its citizens in the event of a Ukrainian offensive. Let those who have ears to hear, hear.

Armenian Foreign Minister Quits Over Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Backlash

Armenian Foreign Minister Quits Over Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Backlash

Under the agreement, the city will remain under the control of ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan will control the territory it captured during the battle, including Shusha, the enclave’s second-largest city that is just nine miles south of Stepanakert.

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What Armenia Won’t Tell You About Its Occupation Of Azerbaijani Land

Middle East press review: How the region’s media covered Biden’s victory

Middle East press review: How the region’s media covered Biden’s victory

Nedim Sener, a columnist at increasingly pro-government newspaper Hurriyet, wrote that Fethullah Gulen’s disciples, who are accused of perpetrating the coup attempt in 2016, have been pictured with Biden in the past.

“Biden revealed his intention to interfere in Turkish domestic politics in an interview with the New York Times, where he said that the US should support the opposition leaders,” Sener said. “Biden is coming to complete what he couldn’t do with the coup attempt.”

Why is the Turkish opposition demanding early elections?

Why is the Turkish opposition demanding early elections?

Everyone knows that at election time people are preoccupied with domestic politics and attention is diverted from what is happening regionally and internationally. Turkey is focused on some serious regional issues at the moment, such as the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as the dispute with Greece over maritime sovereignty.

I wonder: has somebody in the international community whispered in Kilicdaroglu’s ear telling him to demand early elections in order to distract Erdogan and Turkey with domestic issues, leaving the field free elsewhere?