Trump Rejects Diplomatic Conflict Resolution in Syria

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Trump Rejects Diplomatic Conflict Resolution in Syria

by Stephen Lendman

Straightaway in office, he breached his positive campaign pledges, notably to end the "mess" of endless US wars – he now wholeheartedly supports, making him an unindicted war criminal. 

His preemptive April 7 aggression on Syria alone shows he rejects peaceful conflict resolution.

On Friday, Assad's political advisor Bouthaina Shaaban commented, saying his preemptive attack greatly undermined peace talks.

Without America on board, successful conflict resolution is unattainable. Shaaban blasted anti-government elements involved in talks, asking "(w)hat kind of opposition can support strikes on their home country?"

She referred to Saudi-cobbled together so-called High Negotiations Committee (HNC) members cheering Trump's aggression, urging more.

"If (it) continues, it will complicate our stance, the more so since terrorists and th
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