Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 7:13 AM

Alas, Syrian Ceasefire No. 44 Will Fare No Better…

Posted by Anthony L. Hall

I have already explained why no peace is at hand in such commentaries as “U.S. and Russia Strike Deal to Avert U.S. Bombing Syria … for Now,” September 16, 2013, “Bombing ISIS Smacks of Masturbatory Violence,” November 18, 2015, and “Putin’s Bush-lite Declaration of Mission Accomplished in Syria,” May 19, 2016.

Yet here they go again, like a husband assuring his battered wife that the beating will stop:

The US and Russia announced on Friday that they had agreed to impose a ceasefire in Syria and, should it hold, to coordinate military operations against terrorist groups in the country.

The agreement was reached after marathon talks in Geneva led by [John Kerry, the US secretary of state] and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, and announced in a joint news conference.

Mr Kerry said the truce would begin on Monday, to coincide with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr, and that he hoped it would lead to talks to ultimately ‘end the conflict’.

(London Telegraph, September 9, 2016)

Yeah, good luck with that.


Related commentaries:
U.S. and Russia
Putin’s Bush-lite mission in Syria
Bombing ISIS

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