Hoppfull rubrik av Mercouris här, hoppas han har rätt. Men det finns också farhågor om att fler ISIS-krigare kan komma från Mosul för att belägra Deir Ezzor.
Alexander Mercouris – U.S. begs Russia for ‘mercy’, gives up on Aleppo and admits Syrians will win
As might be expected, the West’s public acceptance of defeat in Aleppo came quietly, but it has now come.
It is now clear that for the foreseeable future the government of Syria will be the government of President Bashar Al-Assad, which is and always has been the legitimate UN recognised government of Syria.
With the recapture of eastern Aleppo the future of this government will have been secured. That means that for the foreseeable future the regime change project in Syria is dead.
Paul Craig Roberts – The Real Humanitarian Crisis Is Not Aleppo
Why do we hear only of the “humanitarian crisis in Aleppo” and not of the humanitarian crisis everywhere else in Syria where the evil that rules in Washington has unleashed its ISIL mercenaries to slaughter the Syrian people?
Why do we not hear about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen where the US and its Saudi Arabian vassal are slaughtering Yemeni women and children? Why don’t we hear about the humanitarian crisis in Libya where Washington destroyed a country leaving chaos in its place? Why don’t we hear about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, ongoing now for 13 years, or the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan now 15 years old?
The answer is that the crisis in Aleppo is the crisis of Washington losing its ISIL mercenaries to the Syrian army and Russian air force. The jihadists sent by Obama and the killer bitch Hillary (“We came, we saw, he died”) to destroy Syria are being themselves destroyed. The Obama regime and the Western presstitutes are trying to save the jihadists by covering them in the blanket of “humanitarian crisis.”
Such hypocrisy is standard fare for Washington. If the Obama regime gave a hoot about “humanitarian crisis,” the Obama regime would not have orchestrated humanitarian crisis in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen.
moonofalabama.org – The ”Salafist Principality” – ISIS Paid Off To Leave Mosul, Take Deir Ezzor?
On September 20 I wrote about the likely reason for the willful U.S. bombing attack on a critical Syrian army position in Deir Ezzor:
Two recent attacks against the Syrian Arab Army in east-Syria point to a U.S. plan to eliminate all Syrian government presence east of Palmyra. This would enable the U.S. and its allies to create a ”Sunni entity” in east-Syria and west-Iraq which would be a permanent thorn in side of Syria and its allies.
The U.S. plan is to eventually take Raqqa by using Turkish or Kurdish proxies. It also plans to let the Iraqi army retake Mosul in Iraq. The only major city in Islamic State territory left between those two is Deir Ezzor. Should IS be able to take it away from the isolated Syrian army garrison it has at least a decent base to survive. (Conveniently there are also rich oil wells nearby.) No one, but the hampered Syrian state, would have an immediate interest to remove it from there.
There are new signs that this analysis was correct.
almasdarnews.com – Syrian Army, Hezbollah rapidly advancing in southern Aleppo
almasdarnews.com – Humanitarian ceasefire in east Aleppo to begin on October 20
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday that a humanitarian ceasefire will be implemented on October 20th for approximately 8 hours in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.
rt.com – US & UK fire ‘war crimes’ accusations at Moscow as rebels shell Aleppo civilians
Ignoring yet another rebel shelling of Aleppo civilians, the US State Secretary has accused Moscow of committing daily “crimes against humanity,” while the UK Foreign Secretary blamed the Assad regime for the “radicalization” of the so-called moderates.
jinge.se – Igår hörde jag statsminister Löfven, Fridolin, Sjöstedt, Karin Enström m fl ljuga om Syrien
Igår for jag till ett evenemang jag inbjudits till via nätet. Det var SSU som ordnade ett möte på Raoul Wallenbergs torg kl 16. Då jag kände jag inte till något mer om mötet. Men där framträdde bl.a. Sveriges statsminister Stefan Löfven, utbildningsminister Gustav Fridolin, Vänsterpartiledaren Jonas Sjöstedt, Europaparlamentariker (L) Cecilia Wikström, förra försvarsministern Karin Enström och Jens Eriksson för FN-förbundet.
Talen var i det närmaste identiska, och kunde ha skrivits av Obamas medarbetare eller CIA.
Vanessa Beeley – Dr Nabil Antaki Reporting from West Aleppo Under Daily Hail of Terrorist Mortars and Hell Cannon Missiles