The West has done its damage in Syria. Now is the time for atonement

As Aleppo perishes, the West carries on propping up dangerous feudal autocracies and unleashing forces far worse than Assad

27th November, 2016
An explosion in the Syrian city of Kobani Getty

As the siege of Aleppo enters its final stages, and the reins of power in Washington are transferred to Trump, it is very likely that the Syrian conflict will result in Bashar al-Assad remaining president of the Syrian state under some negotiated ‘peace’ deal at some point in the future. Western opinion has not been adequately prepared for this outcome and wishful thinkers in the corridors of the Nato allies are only now waking up...

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