18 October 2019 — Syrian Perspectives
It took two buffoons like Erdoghan and Trump to make Dr. Assad’s day a very pleasant one. First, the Turks invaded northeastern Syria ostensibly to block the formation of some tin-pot Kurdish enclave bedecked in the classic style of the bargaining chip the U.S. once needed to impose elections on the Syrian government. What the U.S. never knew and always concealed was the uncomfortable fact that Dr. Assad was wildly popular and would defeat any candidate pimped up by the U.S. The election gambit was a failure even if it happened.