Posted November 22, 2019 04:18:28The Syrian conflict is the largest humanitarian crisis in modern times and the deadliest ever.
It is also the greatest strategic threat to the global order.
The West is seeking to isolate the Syrian government and to topple President Bashar al-Assad.
But the reality is that Western interests are far greater than these geopolitical ambitions.
There is no doubt that Assad’s demise would have catastrophic consequences.
However, the West is also facing a massive challenge in its relations with Russia and Iran.
In this context, the United States has decided to provide arms to the moderate opposition in Syria.
The United States is doing this without first asking Russia and China for their backing.
In the process, the Syrian opposition is undermining US interests.
The US has a special relationship with Russia.
Its president, Barack Obama, has been deeply involved in the Syrian conflict for years.
In 2015, he was elected US president.
His foreign policy is determined by the strategic interests of the United Kingdom and France.
In this context it was no surprise that the United State supported a deal between Russia and Turkey to set up a de-escalation zone in southern Syria.
After the defeat of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) became the main target of Western attention.
The US was determined to destroy ISIL and to restore its authority in Syria and Iraq.
In August 2017, Obama signed an agreement with Russia to arm the Syrian rebels.
The aim was to bring the Syrian army back to the battlefield.
Obama did not know that the weapons and weapons systems that were provided to the Syrian regime by Russia were actually used by the ISIL.
In August 2017 the US launched a new military operation against ISIL.
The operation began with airstrikes on Raqqa, the ISIL capital, in early September.
At the same time, the US started arming the Syrian rebel forces in northern Syria.
Russia was the main backer of the Syrian military.
The Syrian government had a military budget of around $1.2 billion in 2016.
However in the last year, it has lost a lot of territory to ISIL.
Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the Syrian uprising in the early years of the uprising against Assad.
In 2016, the Russian military had more than 2,000 troops in Syria, while it had less than 100 soldiers in Iraq.
This imbalance of forces led to a sharp increase in ISIL’s territory.
In 2018, Russia decided to withdraw its troops from Syria.
Putin also announced the start of an offensive against ISIL in the east of the country.
The offensive began in early October and is expected to last until December.
Russia and Turkey, which have their own strategic interests in Syria in the south, agreed to coordinate their military actions in Syria to prevent any further escalation of the conflict.
On November 20, the Trump administration signed a deal with Turkey.
The agreement aims to end the Syrian civil war and to establish a Syrian-Turkish military zone in northern Aleppo.
This deal is an attempt to restore the Syrian-Iraqi axis of power.
Turkey, which has long been accused of supporting ISIL and other extremist groups, is concerned about the impact of the deal on its relationship with the US.
In September 2017, the Turkish foreign minister accused Washington of having “a policy of aggression against Turkey”.
In response, the White House said that the US would maintain “strong ties” with Turkey and its relationship will be maintained.
The White House did not specify which of the countries will bear the brunt of this policy.
In return, the Turks were offered arms shipments.
In addition, the Pentagon agreed to transfer some 1,400 military personnel from Iraq to Syria, including 200 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Division.
Turkey also agreed to a US-Turkish partnership in the fight against ISIL and the YPG (Syrian Democratic Forces).
This partnership will include training, arming and operating Syrian Kurdish fighters.
This was a crucial step towards stabilizing the Kurdish region of northern Syria, which had been under ISIL control since 2015.
Turkey has also agreed that it will help to create a buffer zone in northeastern Syria.
While the United Nations and the European Union have condemned the US-Turkey deal, Turkey and the US are cooperating on other issues.
The Pentagon has given the green light to the transfer of weapons and military equipment to the Kurds.
Turkey has been supporting the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for over a year.
The YPG and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) are two Kurdish parties that are designated terrorist groups by Turkey and by the US, and by several European countries.
The PYD has a strong presence in northern Iraq, and its fighters have been fighting against ISIL for some time.
Turkey’s role in the conflict with ISIL has increased significantly in recent months.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pushing hard to take control of the Euphrates river and to carve out an autonomous Kurdish region in northern and eastern Syria.
This is an important step toward restoring the Syrian border with Turkey to its former glory.
On September 3, the PKK announced that