Why today's UNSC resolution is not the
turning-point for Syria
UN Security Council unanimously agreed on Resolution 2254(2105)
that should put everyone in Syria (except Da'esh and the other salafist terrorists)
on a path to peace by: 1) ending the internecine Syrian violence, and 2)
stitching Syria back together politically, including a process that allows
the Syrians to determine for themselves who will lead their country.
This is an ambitious initiative and if it works, the Syrian civil war will
come to an end and the days of Da'esh in Syria will be numbered. UN
Resolution 2254(2015) can be found here.
The USG will attempt to
spin this day and this UNSC vote as the turning point for Syria.
That will be a gross exaggeration if not pure horse-spit, and I do not
say that with an intention of denigrating the good efforts of the USG to
come together with the other parties and to make some very hard
concessions. But had it not been for Obama and the neocons demanding
regime change in Syria for the past 4+ years -- and possibly instigating
the violence back in the spring of 2011 -- this cluster-f*ck never would
2011 Obama began making demands that Assad had to go.
It was Obama's position that the determination of whether Assad would lead
Syria was a decision to be made not by the Syrian people but by Obama and
the USG. As Kelly McParland of the National Post pointed
out two days ago, Obama could have abandoned this outrageous
position years ago and avoided the deaths of hundreds of thousands of
Syrians and the suffering of millions more. Instead, Obama dug in on
the regime-change meme and started arming, financing, and training the
insurgents and the rebels, and, in the process, the terrorists.
today's UNSC resolution is not the turning point and the USG does not
deserve the credit. We need to be absolutely clear on when the real
turning point was and who deserves the credit because this is an important
historical date and an important historical event:
The turning point in this tragic
cluster-f*ck came on Sep30|2015 when Russia's Federation Council
unanimously granted Putin the power to support the government of Syria
with Russian armed forces.