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Former French Interior Minister admits the obvious: The Russian track in 2011 was stupidly discarded

If this quote is accurate, it well summarizes the approach that should have been tried in 2011 vis-a-vis syria. Yes it would have meant a delay for democracy in Syria, but there would have been millions less dead and wounded and destroyed… on NO ISIS, and no bleeding heart of the middle east which was the KEY reason why Iraq’s tenuous path forward was severely disrupted.

“Former French Interior Minister and Secretary of the Presidency under Sarkozy Claude Gueant says that the way Juppe had dealt with Russia was a grave mistake, stressing that Russia should not have been marginalized, but rather benefited from. He added, “If we had set aside selfishness, prestige, and fondness of power, and told the Russians you were the most capable party to help find a solution in Syria, they would have welcomed it and participated positively. They alone were able to do something.”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

October 13, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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