Mar. 4, 2016
- The Pseudo-Ceasefire in Syria – Guy Bechor
“Today we did not get any reports of ceasefire violations” in Syria, the U.S. State Department spokesperson said Tuesday, while the Russians conceded that 18 “serious violations” were committed, and social media reported on dozens of battles with over 100 killed in Syria. The American policy in Syria has moved into the realm of imagination: if we just pretend, maybe there will be a ceasefire.
Except, this isn’t a ceasefire. Syria has once more returned to warfare on all fronts, with heavy Russian bombings and Assad’s military or rebel forces alternately making advances. The writer heads the Middle East Division at the Lauder School of Government at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. (Ynet News)