It is the sealing action against U.S./Kurdish forces to the North along the Euphrates that is the real strategic victory.
… Kurt Volker is one of the worst possible choices for this appointment, unless the plan is to accelerate the end of the standoff between
My worries over Trump’s speech in Poland have come for naught. And I’m happy to see them dissipate. Putin was asked directly about Nordstream 2 and he reiterated the basic truth. He welcomes competition in the European gas market but knows Russia and Gazprom have an enormous cost advantage and therefore are not worried.
The Syrian army recaptured the balance of Aleppo province in North Central Syria earlier in the week. This report from Southfront has the details. https://southfront.org/wp-content/plugins/fwduvp/content/video.php?path=https%3A%2F%2Fsouthfront.org%2Fsyrian-war-report-july-3-2017-isis-collapsed-in-eastern-aleppo%2F&pid=936
… The escalation of tensions between U.S./Israeli forces and the pro-Assad coalition in Syria these past two weeks come while Turkey and Russia announced construction of
The U.S. cannot hold onto both Turkey as a NATO member and have the Kurds do its dirty work with the end goal being to partition Syria while the U.S. builds military bases to threaten Iraq, Iran and Russia.
The Saudis are burning through tens of billions a month maintaining a currency peg to the dollar that will not be broken because that is a major precondition of any U.S. support. They need to break the peg because oil prices are going to stay low for a long time.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement yesterday changes the game in Syria. Until yesterday France had been the most vocal supporter of U.S. regime change policy