The opposition in Syria refused to participate in the negotiations on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in Syria until Russia stops its airstrikes against ISIL terrorists. The opposition accused Russian forces of targeting not only radical Islamists, but the members of the opposition as well, the article said.
According to the author, Pavel Ivanov, the threatening statements of the opposition look more like blackmail, rather than a desire to establish a real dialogue with the current government.
The author mentioned that despite his criticism Obama has not proposed any sustainable plan.
Why didn’t he say what kind of policy would be right? Why didn’t he state what means could be effective in the fight against Islamists? the author asked.
Ivanov stressed that the US is supporting the opposition that is responsible for killing innocent people and is involved in the armed conflict with the legitimate authorities in Damascus in order to maintain its political influence in the region. The success of the Russian operation in Syria poses a danger to the US hegemony and leaves Barack Obama with no other choice than to urge his political vassals make threatening statements.