Syrian and allied forces, along with vital Russian aerial
support, defeated Obama’s
imperial objective, a major blow to Washington’s regional aims – a
bit of holiday season cheer amid chaos and human misery affecting
all US imperial victims.
Assad remains Syria’s president, overwhelmingly supported by his
people. They want no one else leading them, reelecting him in June
2014 by a near 90% majority – a process independent international
observers called open, free and fair.
After nearly six years of US orchestrated aggression, using ISIS
and other terrorists as imperial foot soldiers, Obama succeeded in
massacring well over half a million Syrians, injuring countless
numbers more, turning large parts of the country to rubble, and
displacing half the population internally or abroad.
He bears full responsibility for one of history’s great crimes,
unspeakable Nuremberg-level ones, leaving office in January
unaccountable, his criminality unpunished, justice for
long-suffering Syrians denied.
Fighting continues, hopefully ending ahead with Russia’s all-out
efforts for cessation of hostilities and conflict resolution –
allied with Iran for certain, possibly Turkey if Erdogan stops
supporting terrorists and abandons his goal to annex northern
US-led NATO, the Saudis, Qataris, Jordanians and Israelis are
excluded from discussions – America out of the picture unless or
until Trump fulfills his campaign-suggested pledge to normalize
ties with Russia, he and Putin cooperating in combating
Politicians usually say one thing, then do another, why nothing
they say should be believed. Judge them solely by their
Trump won’t take office for another four weeks, so it’s unknown
what course he’ll pursue, especially geopolitically.
He’s under enormous pressure to continue dirty business as usual
at home and abroad, notably to continue adversarial relations with
Until he succeeds Obama, it’s unclear what he’ll do. Will he
continue America’s destructive agenda since the Clinton
co-presidency or go another way? We won’t know until he settles
into office and begins governing.