29 September 2016 — Moon Of Alabama
The White House and State Department are miffed that Syria and Russia are cleaning up their Jihadis in Aleppo city. There is a false claim evolving in western “news” that the current Aleppo operation led to the breakdown of the ceasefire agreement. Two points on this:
1. The ceasefire did not “break down”. It expired after a previously agreed period. Both sides did not agree to a prolongation.
2. The most important ceasefire point was the physical separation of al-Qaida and other U.S. proxy rebels. The U.S. was unable (or unwilling) to fulfill that point.