Sec of State Kerry said Syria is our "Munich moment". My crazy question is, how in the heck do we sit down with and across the table from someone who is supposed to be analogic to Hitler and work out a deal that is credible and sticks without puking?
This whole dance with Syria troubles me.
Assad probably remains in power now that he is earnestly negotiating a deal to turn over chemical weapons (at some clubby place like the UN) to some nobody. All the while he continues his military operations within Syria without interference from the wannabes Great Powers.
With 130,000 people dead in a country of 30 Mil in the past two years; does this guy really have any claim to be a legitimate leader of Syria? I say not.
130,000 dead Syrians equate to something like 1,500,000 Americans on a relative basis. Nuts!
So here we are, the fix is in (in my humble opinion):
A. Assad plays the long game while negotiating a deal with the (ha) Great Powers.
B. Assad remains in power and decimate his enemies.
C. Russia is inserted into the Palestinian and Israeli negotiations; not as some bit player. Maybe its troops are inserted to defend a boarder carved from some future peace deal between Assad's Syria and Israel?
D. Iran and Hezbollah will be embolden.
E. Israel will be paranoid and start pushing its marbles towards a first strike preemptive move on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Or, peace will have a chance to bloom with players that no nothing other than total warfare amongst themselves. They must win at any cost.
I hope I'm totally wrong!
My two cents