Russia now owns the Syrian debacle. And how nice to see Lavrov with egg on his face. What were the Russians thinking... that Assad and his regime will act honorably. Listen, it's one thing for Russia to project power. But to place its status and their international legitimacy at the hands of Bashar al-Assad... is like looking into a dark hole and expecting to mine gold. Syria has always been a graveyard for civilizations. The Ottomans, the French and every empire that stumbled into Damascus. It will take a generation to turn Syria into a stable nation again.
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from the article: As Annan deal falters, Russia pushes for end of Syria violence