The cease-fire agreement signed between the U.S. and Russia in Syria’s civil war, needs a little clarity about what it really means. But first a little background on how we got to this point.
In Egypt, the Obama administration had the Muslim Brotherhood help in the removal of Hosni Mubarak. In Libya, the administration enlisted al-Qaida affiliates, to topple Muammar Gaddafi, enabled by U.S. air support and weapons.
In Syria, the administration sought help from Sunni opposition forces which consist of Daesh (ISIS) and the Al Nusra Front, also an al-Qaida affiliate, to topple the Assad regime, by offering them air support and weapons. But it didn’t go as planned as Russia intervened on behalf of Assad.
With the agreement in place, the Kurds have, for all intent and purpose, been abandoned by the Obama administration. They’ll need protection from Iran’s Quds Forces and that county’s proxy army, Hezbollah, as well as from Turkey’s President Erdogan who wants annihilate the Kurds for interfering with his Daesh (ISIS) and other Sunni Islamic alliance that sought to overthrow Assad.
And who’ll give them that protection – Russia’s Vladimir Putin, who holds all the cards, militarily and politically, in the Middle East.