Meanwhile, the ‘peace sham’ continues in Astana.
Extremist’s in Syria are currently attacking the few remaining semi-moderates, demanding they integrate into Al Qaeda or die. Because of the complexity of the situation, with each organisation vying for absolute control, it’s difficult to know how it will end. It’s good news for Syrian loyalists but the negotiators could be negotiating for none existent militia’s!
It looks like the Deir Ezzor siege has eased just a little, I’ve still not heard any mainstream news mentioning the 120,000 civilians trapped without sufficient supplies of food and medical health care. Loyalist communities don’t seem to be important to the BBC and it’s accomplices. We had to endure weeks of screaming about East Aleppo, when in fact, none of the opposition allegations proved to be true. They fed us a stream of lies about Assad’s soldiers randomly killing people and it turned out that the ‘moderate rebels’ in East Aleppo were actually the ones killing civilians who were trying to escape.
Not surprisingly, now there is the very real threat of a massacre, the media are silent.
Before I left school, I set my heart on being a journalist. Selective reporting, and their treatment of news items in general, have made me very happy that I didn’t join the ranks of these thoroughly discredited bunch of liars. Martin Robinson of the Daily Mail is a prime example of the depths they have sunk to. The newspaper used to be distinguished until Robinson got his grubby feet under the table. They may claim a successful website, but it has become unusable due to the heavy load of advertisements. It’s demise will put Robinson and his ‘laptop reliant’ hacks out of their jobs, hopefully.
Anyhow, I digress. Assad’s Syrian Arab Army and it’s allies have been making steady progress, despite Deir Ezzor. Disarray in the opposition ranks could improve the situation even more.
Will Trump’s Presidency change things much?
I don’t think it will alter with regards to Syria. Israeli demands for Syria to be destroyed won’t stop. Trump’s daughter has converted to Judaism and her husband, who is practically second in command, is an ‘Israel firster’. The combination of Trump’s cabinet is not inspiring. Without going through the list, it seems loaded with pro Israeli’s, warmongers and Goldman Sachs executives. No change there.
Jared Kushner, Trumps son in law, comes from a staunchly Zionist family. Zionism is a movement that believes Jews have a ‘God given’ right to be in Palestine, literally. Of course, to normal people, ancient scriptures do not constitute land ownership documents. I see at least a short term ‘rocky road’ ahead for the Palestinians. Netanyahu could be right thinking Trump is going to drive his agenda through. Many people have suspicions over Israeli treatment of Palestinians, I hope that Trump and Netanyahu are going to make the agenda of ethnic cleansing more obvious. When people become aware, Boycott, Divest & Sanction will be the least of their problems.