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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Fruitless Syrian Peace Process
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Years of Geneva and Astana talks (along with one Sochi round) achieved no breakthroughs – nothing toward resolving years of US-launched aggression in Syria, conflict in its eighth year, nothing in prospect for ending it.
Deescalation zones failed. Washington, its rogue allies, and terrorist foot soldiers don't recognize them.
Diplomacy can't work when one belligerent wants endless war, not resolution. Washington launched naked aggression in Syria for regime change.
Its objective remains unchanged, making diplomacy futile – notably with US forces occupying around one-third of the country, according to Syrian UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari.
Washington came to Syria to stay, aiming to control as much of the country as possible, likely wanting it partitioned, its resources looted, its people exploited.
If US soldiers are withdrawn,
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