Could The Syrian Conflict Irrevocably Change Global Geopolitics?

Published on Oil Price, by Robert Berke, Oct 6, 2015.

Few meetings ever started with dimmer prospects for success than the recent meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin.

The real call for the meeting stemmed from the EU refugee crisis. With a human catastrophe brewing in Europe and the Middle East, EU leaders are urgently demanding that the U.S. and Russia set aside their differences and begin to work together in an effort to resolve the Syrian conflict, the major cause of the massive movement of people seeking sanctuary.  

Now, U.S./EU leaders are no longer insisting on the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office as a pre-condition to negotiations over a new government, although the U.S. continues to insist that al-Assad’s removal become part of any final settlement.

But how can such fundamental differences be set aside when the two sides can’t even agree on the enemy they’re fighting? The U.S. and its allies have defined the Syrian conflict as a civil war against a despotic regime. The Russians define the conflict as an invasion by foreign Islamic radicals, paid and supported by U.S.’ Middle Eastern allies.

The EU has made its demands clear: solve the problem, we don’t particularly care how, but it has to be done quickly. From that point of view, the U.S. and Russian leaders have little choice but to answer the call.

Russia is attempting to form and lead a UN authorized coalition against ISIL, the radical jihadists’ adversaries that conquered large parts of Syria and Iraq, while threatening to engulf the entire region … //

… (full text).


COMMENT: The looting class and its hoarded gold, on Socialist, by DANNY KATCH, Oct 8, 2015;

Why did the left gain in Portugal? on Socialist, by CATARINA PRINCIPE, Oct 8, 2015;

Russian warships attack ISIS positions in Syria from Caspian Sea, 2.13 min, von RT am 7. Okt 2015 hochgeladen;

Jane Goodall Interview: Even Chimps Understand Sustainability, on Spiegel Online International, by Philip Bethge and Johann Grolle, Oct 7, 2015 (Photo Gallery): Jane Goodall spent years observing chimpazees in the wild. She discovered that the animals can murder and wage war. As an environmentalist, the British activist now spends more time observing humans. She says she still has hope in people;

Real-World Economics Review, Issue no. 72 , Sept 30, 2015 – Download the whole issue;

Putin’s Message Lost in Translation, 12.38 min, uploaded by The Alex Jones Channel, Sept 29, 2015;

Does anyone even listen to us? – Putin, 5.57 min, uploaded by Inessa S, Sept 23, 2015;

Putin put on spot by English farmer John Kopiski, 7.37 min, von RT am 16. April 2015 hochgeladen;

Refugees / Flüchtlinge:

Comments are closed.