Why The US Is Dropping Calls For Assad To Go

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Embarrassing facts about the war against ISIS the Obama administration won’t tell you. I’ve always admired Robert Fisk – one of the first truly independent journalists.

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In Syria and Lebanon there are no plans for a future, but the Syrian army is going to have a role in any New Syria

By Robert Fisk

May 27, 2016 “Information Clearing House” – “The Independent ” –  I’m getting a bit tired of reading about the “US-backed alliance of Syrian militias” and their advance against Isis. The ‘alliance’ is largely Kurdish – which is why, I suppose, the Americans talked about northern Syria when they announced the visit of General Joseph Votel, the head of US Central Command, to the little Kurdish enclave.

General Votel could only set foot in the tiny strip of territory along the Turkish border partly held by Kurdish and a sprinkling of Turkmen groups. A visit to northern Syria by an American general is thus a lot less impressive than it sounds.

It’s interesting to see a US commander crossing…

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