Friday, 14 July 2017

The headline that wasn't


You will look for this in vain in the international, especially the US media.

All the Clinton News Network (aka. CNN) is interested in is following Trump to Paris with the “Russiagate’ story.

Radio NZ pushed the story about Trump Jr and the Russian lawyer as if the whole story hasn’t already been blown out of the water.


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The parallel story is that Trump might change his mind over the Paris Agreement


Donald Trump says 'something could happen with the Paris Agreement'

The US President and France’s Emmanuel Macron met in Paris on Bastille Day


France no Longer Wants to Oust Assad, Would Prefer Fighting Terrorists Instead


July 13th, 2017 - Fort Russ News -
- Agencies - - by Samer Hussein -
13 July, 2017
France has apparently made a U-turn as regards its Syria policies.
During a press conference, held with the US President Donald Trump at the Elysee Palace in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron said his country is interested in ending the terrorism problem rather than ousting the Syrian President Bashar Al Assad.
Indeed, we now have a new approach in Syria, because we want results and we want to work closely together with all our partners including the United States. We have one main goal which is to eradicate terrorism, no matter who they are, we want to build an inclusive and sustainable political solution. I do not require Assad’s departure, that’s no longer a prerequisite for France”, Macron was heard saying.
These words speak for a significant, but positive change that France has made as regards Syria.
For comparison: Macron’s predecessor Francois Hollande insisted on ousting Bashar Al Assad and sending weapons to terrorist groups, operating in Syria, until his very last day in Élysée Palace.

CONFIRMED: US and France abandon regime change in Syria

Summit of US and French Presidents provides final confirmation that the West's regime change war in Syria has failed and is being abandoned

Alexander Mercouris
13 Juy, 2017
.The hints and signals that have been flickering on and off from Washington and Paris since the change of governments in the US and France that the regime change attempt in Syria is being officially abandoned has now received formal confirmation.

This has come in a joint news conference by Presidents Trump and Macron following President Trump’s talks with President Macron in France.
The statement of abandonment of the regime change policy in Syria was set out in the clearest language by President Macron

Indeed, we now have a new approach in Syria, because we want results and we want to work closely together with all our partners including the United States. We have one main goal which is to eradicate terrorism, no matter who they are, we want to build an inclusive and sustainable political solution.  I do not require Assad’s departure, that’s no longer a prerequisite for France. For seven years, we did not have an embassy in Damascus – and still we have no solution.

(bold italics added)

A more straightforward admission of failure in Syria than the highlighted words it would be difficult to come up with.

Inevitably some health warnings are in order.  The US and France have not suddenly become converts to the cause of President Assad.  As Macron’s words show, their acceptance that he will stay as President of Syria is simply a recognition of reality: that with Russia protecting him and his armies on the offensive on all fronts there is no longer the wherewithal to remove him.

It has taken six bitter years of conflict and five terrible years of war to arrive at this point.  Though Trump and Macron are not to blame for this – the regime change war in Syria was not their work but the work of their predecessors – that it has taken so long and has required so much devastation and loss of life is a terrible indictment of Western policy.


German President Praises the new Russian-American De-escalation Zone Agreement for Southwestern Syria



German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier stressed the importance of a new de-escalation zone agreement, recently brokered by Russian and American officials in Hamburg, saying it likely marks the beginning of the real settlement of the Syrian crisis.


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