Syria: the crisis of our time

Yes, Goal is having difficulties with the US investigation, but that should not distract from the issues in the Middle East

9th October, 2016
Israeli soldiers are briefed next to a Merkava on the Israeli-Syrian border near Quneitra on June 22

The pattern has repeated itself throughout the Syrian Civil War. First you have a torturous diplomatic breakthrough; sometimes it’s a Security Council Resolution and in this case, a cessation of hostilities announced on September 11. The diplomatic breakthrough breaks down and this is followed by a metastasising of the violence as the regime takes heart from the inability of the international community to enforce the arrangement.

In this case, following the cessation, there followed...

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