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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Opposing Russia/US Aims in Syria
by Stephen Lendman
Russia seeks conflict resolution, Syrian sovereignty and territorial integrity protected, and the right of its people to decide who'll lead them, free from foreign interference. Washington seeks regime change, why Obama launched aggression in 2011.
Generals delegated warmaking authority under Trump seek the same objective, wanting the Syrian Arab Republic destroyed, its leadership ousted, pro-Western puppet rule replacing it.
Russia's de-escalation zone plan hopes to restore peace and stability to these areas – if successful, followed by instituting the plan nationwide.
According to Sergey Lavrov on Sunday, "several days ago, at the meeting in Astana, Russia, Turkey, Iran, the Syrian government and the armed opposition coordinated the memorandum, which sets such zones in four Syrian districts, meaning that this practice will be then extended to the rest part of&
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