Skip to comments.Russian jets pound Aleppo as U.S. clings to diplomacy
Posted on 10/01/2016 6:45:19 AM PDT by Mariner
Russian war planes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said.
Russia was reported on Friday to be sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign as the United States said it had not yet given up on finding a diplomatic resolution.
The latest strikes come 10 days into a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to capture rebel-held eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of a revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that began in 2011.
Saturday's air strikes focused on major supply lines into rebel-held areas - the Castello Road and Malah district - while fighting raged in the Suleiman al Halabi neighborhood, the front line to the north of Aleppo's Old City.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by telephone for a third day on Friday, with Russia's top diplomat saying Moscow was ready to consider more ways to normalize the situation in Aleppo.
But Lavrov criticized Washington's failure to separate moderate rebel groups from those the Russians call terrorists, which had allowed forces led by the group formerly known as the Nusra front to violate the U.S.-Russian truce agreed on Sept. 9.
The United States made clear it would not, at least for now, carry through a threat made on Wednesday to halt the diplomacy if Russia did not take immediate steps to end the violence.
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They will even drive ISIS out of Raqqa.
While there's a price to be paid in US Prestige and respect, I think this a better outcome than 50,000 US troops and 400 aircraft directly involved.
Trying to prop up Jihadi rebels to overthrow Assad was an epic mistake and Trump would do well to call it out over the next month.
We have no business in that place doing anything. This is just some fool implementation of a Muslim President’s destructive policy.
I certainly won’t sacrifice the lives of any of my children or grand children for it.
The United States made clear it would not, at least for now, carry through a threat made on Wednesday...
Kerry: I will gladly threaten you Tuesday for a
cease fire today.
Worthless red liners.
Why is the US supporting al Qaeda?
Because al quida is muslim. The occupier in the White House is muslim. And last but not least, those who voted for the occupier two times love and worship muslims. And their wet dream is to see the United States of America transformed into a sheria law practicing calipate. That is why the Government of the United States supports everything associated and affiliated with muslims.
If John Kerry and Samantha Powers lying and insulting the Russians constitutes US diplomacy, then no wonder the Russians are choosing bombs.
And if our “diplomats” think that putting US personnel into ISIS targets is going to shield the islamist radicals from Russian attack,, then Putin proved otherwise several days ago when he sent Kalibr missiles into ISIS Joint Operations Center
This much squealing from the press makes me that victory for Syria is close at hand.
You forgot to add John Brennan is a Wahabbi.
The US clings to its weak and pathetic backing of IS.....thanks obozo you Muslim brotherhood loving cretin
That I did. Thank you for adding it.
Diplomacy and war are both foreign policy one is just words the other is actions.
Go Johnson 2016!
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