The United States seeks only its own national interests in Syria and that's why Washington doesn't want al-Assad in power.
"Russia doesn't want to control the entire world and impose its ideology on others. The same can't be said about the United States. This is a significant change [in US foreign policy] since the fall of the Berlin Wall. France would make a mistake if it ignores this fact," Vanneste said, explaining that the United States would support anybody who would help them to keep their hegemony.
That's why it "seems natural for Washington not to attack the accomplices of the terrorist group of the deceased [Osama] bin Laden, because they [the US and al-Qaeda] are brothers… both being the enemies of the Islamic State," Vanneste said.
Furthermore, Russia started its air campaign following an official request from Syrian President al-Assad, meanwhile the US-led airstrikes were neither authorized by the UN Security Council nor requested by the official Syrian government, and therefore they were illegal to begin with.
Unlike the United States, Russia, at the very least, deserves respect for its consistent foreign policy and the fact that it acts "sincerely on the international arena," something that the West can't do these days, Vanneste said.