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Thu Oct 15, 2015, 04:01 PM

16. Beyond whatever words and postures the US adopts right now, our reaction to Russia's moves in Syria

seems clear -- the priority of the US is/was the removal of Assad and therefore the battle with ISIS was at best a second priority, or perhaps the festering of ISIS is/was to be part of the removal of Assad.

Russia is actively calling this out. Russia has invited the US to participate in the statecraft they see as the end game in Syria. We have refused so far. Apparently the post-Assad Syria they have in mind is not the one we had in mind. Or perhaps it is the proposed path to that post-Assad era that is at variance as Russia's plan looks to shore up Assad before any partitioning of Syria begins.

Within the last 24 hours:

"I believe this is an unconstructive position," Putin said on a visit to Kazakhstan, where he also called for countries with large Muslim populations to join an alliance against terrorism.

"I don't quite understand how our American partners can criticize Russia's actions in Syria in the fight against international terrorism if they refuse to hold direct dialogue even in such an important area as political settlement."
...
(White House spokesman Josh Earnest)"Russia has their own agenda, and it's an agenda right now that they're pursuing on their own."

Putin at the weekend said the goal of Moscow's air campaign was to "stabilize the legitimate authorities", while Washington has repeatedly said Syria's embattled leader Bashar Assad should go.


http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Oct-15/318934-putin-blasts-us-for-unconstructive-position-on-syria.ashx

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