from Rogue Money:
While all eyes in the Middle East have been on the civil society-military purge in Turkey after a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, other important events have been taking place in the region.
n Syria, pro-government forces are handing the jihadists their ‘Stalingrad’ long planned by the Russian General Staff by blocking the last supply road into east Aleppo. While the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces beat back waves of jihadists and suicide VBIEDs attempting to break the ‘cauldron’, Russian air strikes continue to pummel jihadist arms caches and vehicles.
While the anti-Assad forces aren’t yet facing total defeat (they still control large parts of Idlib province and the northern Syrian countryside), the desperation of their situation is underlined by Secretary of State John Kerry’s extensive negotiations with Moscow. The U.S. is now in the position of supplicant towards Russia in Syria and not the other way around, as highlighted further by the Turks’ post-coup power shutoff to Incirlik Air Force base entering its fifth day.
The leaks out of Washington last weekend were that the Obama Administration was finally prepared to countenance jointly directed air strikes against Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria Jabhat al-Nusra — provided the Russians make their SAA allies ease the pressure on the encircled ‘moderate rebels’. The same ‘moderates’ including the CIA TOW missile equipped jihadists of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki who beheaded a Palestinian boy this week because they suspected him of being a spy for the ‘rafidah’ — the Iranian backed Shi’a militias fighting for Assad.
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