Sunday, May 01, 2016

Obama Prostrates Himself (Again) To Trump's Pal In Moscow Over His Mythical Syrian "Truce"

by JASmius

Remember that "truce" in Syria that John Kerry supposedly negotiated a couple of months ago?  Neither does anybody else.  Russian military operations there in concert with and on behalf of the government of Bashar al-Assad continued unimpeded and uninterrupted.  There was no "truce".  It was all an Obamunist delusion.

That O thinks he's trying to "revive" in his trademark Vichyistic fashion:

Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly [?!?] dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced [?] to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.

Behold the tsunami of American irrelevance that crashes forth out of that single sentence.  "Resuscitate a truce" that was a Russian scam to get the White House off their backs while the finished matters in Syria for their client, "turning for help" to the scammers, and admitting that the whole thing is pointless, yet pursuing it anyway.  I take back something I said in the last post; we're not "the pitiful, helpless giant of President Nixon's depiction," we're Trumpkin (no pun intended, this time).  Or perhaps Nikabrik, since he was killed in Prince Caspian.

At stake are thousands of lives....

There are still people alive in Syria that haven't left to "counter-crusade" into Europe?

....and the fate of a feeble peace process essential to the fight against the Islamic State group....

That we're not fighting.

...and [Commissar] of State John Kerry has appealed [groan] once more to his Russian counterpart for assistance in containing and reducing the violence, particularly around city of Aleppo.

So Lurch is asking the Russians to escalate their military campaign in Syria?  Wouldn't that run counter to the idea of a "truce"?

Kerry spoke at length....

....on Friday with [well-rested] Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to that end, and had been hoping [!] to meet with Lavrov soon, according to U.S. officials. Kerry was scheduled to arrive in Switzerland late Sunday for talks with U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, and planned to return to Washington on Monday.

But Lavrov was not expected to be in Geneva.... [emphasis added]

....complicating Kerry's efforts to make the case directly to the Russians for more pressure on their Syrian government allies to stop or at least limit attacks in Aleppo.

That are being aided and abetted by those same Russians.  Man, this is embarrassing.

But it could be even worse, even though it won't take long to count those blessings.

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