It's coming down to the wire. Not easy to assess the complexities in Syria. With comments on The Saker weighing Paul Craig Roberts' grim assessment; The provocations that Putin invites are now escalating.
A troubling read. One certainty: Time is about up. The next 30, to what... 90 days, are a crossroads. How can this battered nation remain anything like it is? It would constitute a Syria-centric defeat. Provocation inviting the sickos running the West to have their nasty concluding way. Proxy on in the madness and mayhem for regional hegemony.
The strategic position and amping-up are over a window and Syria able to somewhat rebuild. The last obvious stronghold of invaders sent packing -vs- lumbering on. A reversal of their moves toward re-independence.
Russia shaking off significant suspicion it's all about a Belt Road double-cross? Or, under the thumb enough and do what outsider's command?
Iran carrying on? Is this more Belt claimed ruse or will the hit happen? Thought wide-war is on before but have we heard the levels and nutter-talk like this? The bet that Trump himself has the power to give the Zionist-based stakeholders all but... is one long-shot. A few signs suggest this the case but again, all will be clear, sooner than later.
While revealing Putin's intent, or whoever is their powers-to-be, another outcome. The question of time determining the landscape.
Push, push, push... until, and as Putin has stated; when a fight is inevitable, you hit first. Fake politic-speak or a genuine threat?
Would appear their national interest -- assuming the case and cause -- will only survive if this space is upheld. What else and the strategic purpose in busying themselves in Syria? Unless one step to halting their own balkanized demise.
OK -- post to post and sub-sense compared to comments am reading. Paul Craig Roberts and The Saker are springboards. What matters is making an expression to help me understand.
The significance of these days -- and move prayer. Feel the groaning and do believe, God is grieving-concerned.