Friday, February 12, 2016

Fox given stakeholder role in henhouse

From the latest delusional iteration of the Kerry-Lavrov Pact, the Munich statement of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG):

The ISSG members decided to take immediate steps to secure the full support of all parties to the conflict for a cessation of hostilities, and in furtherance of that have established an ISSG ceasefire task force, under the auspices of the UN, co-chaired by Russia and the United States, and including political and military officials, with the participation of ISSG members with influence on the armed opposition groups or forces fighting in support of the Syrian government.

So Russia is co-chairing, and thus co-vetoing, a process meant to lead to a ceasefire, while it's actively engaged in flattening Aleppo!

The rush in which the statement was put together is revealed by the fact that it uses two different names for the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria: Jabhat al-Nusra and ANF (al-Nusra Front). At least it avoided the Pentagon cover name for attacks on al-Nusra Front, the Khorasan Group.

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