The West was not able to save the rebels – France’s attempts to stop the assault on Aleppo or amusing attempts of London to accuse Russia that Russia does not help the residents of Aleppo, seem more elements of information warfare and the attempts of the NATO countries actively support attempts to overthrow Assad to save face. Russia and Syria have of course ignored these pathetic attempts. How much more interesting it was with the proposals of the United States. At sunset of the Obama administration, Kerry continues to try “to solve something” until December 19.
There is a new realignment in the Middle East but its shape are not yet final or clear. Al-Arabiyya (the news station of Muhammad bin Salman) hosted Gulen, and the adviser of Erdogan has described that as “hosting of a terrorist”. Turkey’s new relations with Iran and Russia may signal a shift but I can’t see how Turkey can for many reasons abruptly shift course on Syria.