In an interesting interview published Wednesday in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, former American Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford - who still held this post when the Syrian revolution erupted - revealed a lot of information about the US and how it dealt with the Syrian problem during President Barack Obama’s term.
Ford left his post as envoy to Syria two years ago. What attracted my attention in his interview, which was carried out after the recent massacres in Aleppo, is how he noted that what’s happening in Syria is in attempt by Iran and its Shiite militias from across the world to achieve “ethnic change in the country” through the aid of Russian military tyranny.
He spoke about the current superiority of the regime in Aleppo’s battles and the expected superiority in the upcoming Idlib battle to kill remaining Syrian refugees in Aleppo’s neighboring city. However, he noted that this superiority is not the end of it as the regime will pay the price due to horrifying economic destruction. The regime, Iran and Russia cannot afford this cost and the West, Europe and America will not help pay the cost given the dominance of the condemned Assad regime.
In the end, I think the biggest sin is that of the Obama administrationMshari al-Thaydi