Russia has cut off major supply routes the C.I.A. has been using for the last three years to smuggle arms into Syria via Turkey for the terrorists, and without it the USA no longer have leverage over Assad or the Russians.
A secret report compiled by an independent Norwegian oil and gas consulting firm given to the Norwegian government in July was leaked and vindicates Russian President Vladimir Putin's allegation of ISIL's, also known as ISIS/Daesh/IS, vast oil smuggling trade in Turkey, sold in black market at a steep discount prices.
Former US military commander and ex-Director of Central Intelligence Agency General David Petraeus proposes to harness Al-Qaeda terrorists, who was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, to take on the ISIL group as he warned that US credibility has been damaged in Syria.
Syria's Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem said that the massive turnout for the landmark presidential election imposes an unavoidable reality that no one can ignore, demonstrating the defeat of US and its allies and that the end of the three-year conflict in his country "begins today".
Assad’s victory in the upcoming elections would be a landslide victory due to all the humiliating losses of USA and its allies in Syria. Western intelligence circles are on a state of shock, not only because of the recent military achievements by the Syrian government, but because all their estimates about the collapse of the Syrian government proved shortsightedness and major blow to their studies and analysis.
The relationship between Russia and Syria is built on an organic and strategic alliance based on credibility, understanding and mutual respect. Syria is a key partner for Russia and not a vassal, as the relationship between the United States and its "allies." The priority of the Syrian government is to combat terrorism which means also to defend Syria, the security of its allies and world stability which Russia strongly supports and not the hegemonic illusions of United States. Russia, who wants world peace and sovereign nations be treated as equals like China, showed great firmness in opposing the Americans and the bias international envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi. Geneva II is when Russia put an end to American illusions.
Under Geneva II Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov accuses the United States of obstructing the peace process in Syria through their continued insistence that the only acceptable end to the conflict is al-Assad’s departure, and through their continuing to raise the prospects of military intervention. One cannot help but feel a sense of déjà vu when Kofi Annan, the brokering UN Envoy in 2012, came to see that the primary driver of continued conflict in Syria were outside powers, particularly the United States, while Russia, China and Iran who are promoting the will and interests of the Syrian people.
President Barack Obama is visiting Saudi Arabia in late March. But no Western media has really explained the real reason: Saudi Arabia is defeated in Syria and the U.S. President is coming to redistribute positions within the Saudi regime and within the royal family.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov guaranteed that Moscow will block any future UN Security Council draft resolution that would impose more sanctions on Syria.
After supporting foreign militants and Al-Qaeda, the Syrian crisis has now backfired and become a matter of US homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone to fight with Syrian militants and returned home. Syria