The West is the only one that changing their tune. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David Knowles
    • 04.02.13 | 02:54 (IST)

    So only the West has change its position, it has relies that it cant get rid of Assad forcefully without massive fall out beyond it controlled. I wasn't expecting this, but it seems to me that they may have just learnt a lesson or two from the Libya debacle and force the West to back a negotiate settlement, hoping that Syria do not go the same way, destabilising the Gulf states, Lebonon, Turkey and Iraq, many of whom face their own insurgency which would be boosted by Assad arms dumps. Russia and even Iran have always said the fighting must stopped and that both sides should negotiate, they haven't change their public position at all. It look to me very much like Iran and Russia has effectively won this proxy war. The Bath party will be return to power (Moscow and Iranian and Hezbollah allies), simply because the opposition will be to divided to present a rival, and Syria minority will vote for the party that have protected them for decades. Russia get to keep it Mediterranean port, something I am certain the US wanted gone. Iran gets to keep it supply lines to Hezbollah open. If this what play out it a resounding failure of the West Strategy to deal with and direct the Arab spring. ""Iran has proven it is willing to cooperate with secular regimes if doing so promotes its interests"" That always been the case, after 9/11 Iran provided extensive support for US operations in Afghanistan and Al Qaeda, it ended that support the day Bush declared them a terrorist state. Despite them really doing nothing that the US hasn't done in the past.

    from the article: Nukes-for-Assad trade in the offing?
    First published 07:32 03.02.13 | Last updated 07:32 03.02.13
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