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America's Loss of Peacekeeper Status - The Syrian Conundrum

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Sep 10, 2020 at 13:39

America's Loss of Peacekeeper Status;
The Syrian Conundrum:
America is at a crossroads politically that is now taking on more of challenge than the whole of humanity is going to be able to endure. If one is able to hash through all of the partisan wrangling, try to see where each side of the polemics are going to take America if they win; peace is the pursuit of the incumbency and foreign incursion is promised by the challengers. The 'problems' of Syria were recently mentioned; they are not going away.
Under the current American Administration, Israel has been supported politically and economically amongst the tension in the region. In various other political attempts, making arrangements with other actors in the region for peace have met with less than appreciated responses (recent agreement with the UAE excepted), mostly because America has a working political presence with Israel, against which there is the vehement rhetoric calling for Israel's destruction in favor of the 'Palestinian' sovereignty, such being central to opposition of peace in the Middle East.
Syria's circumstances, in many respects, are in a particularly quite dramatic (read traumatic) fashion, being in forced isolation for the cause of not being able to find its own peace. The American military presence in Syria had been on and off, depending upon timing, proper identification of hostiles, and endurance of the American political will. After the pull back by the previous American Administration, vice president included, the dire situation the people of Syria found and now find themselves in has no end in sight. More recently, the tactically dangerous introduction of the Russian presence as the Russian leadership decided to side with Syria's leader, Bashar al-Assad and his complicating issues with ISIL against his own people, brought on more complications as the battlefield has more fronts than borders and the political will for existence has no basis for survival. Turkey's shadow to the north is no source for comfort either.
To think that an American reintroduction into the battle fray is going to turn the tide and bring about some semblance of order is too little and way too late to make any sense. For any American political thought in engaging in the Syrian situation of woe is misguided at best and disastrous on so many levels in the worst; that the loss of sanity of thought in making such a suggestion must be challenged. There is only one way to solve Syria's issues and going to war with Russia's support of Bashar al-Assad is not going to get it done. However, it cannot be predicted that such an outrageous idea may not become a reality if one considers an investment of the military-industrial corporate as motive. Is that what the challengers want? The survival of Damascus will not be worth contemplating in this case.


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