Member of the Syrian Coalition George Sabra said that the Russian aggression against civilians in Syria is a military and political counter-attack designed to impede reverse the course of political solution.
Sabra pointed out that “the Russians are trying to rehabilitate the Assad regime, engage him in a political solution and then assign him a role in the future of Syria. The international community however will not accept the idea because Assad has so far adhered a military solution, while his main backer Iran have not yet recognized the Geneva I Communique.”
Sabra wonders “how can a political solution be built on the survival of Assad who is responsible for the most heinous crimes against the Syrian people?”
He also said that “Russian President Putin’s attempts to rehabilitate the Assad regime are doomed as it has allowed the surge of extremist groups and summoned extremist militias such as the Hezbollah militia, Iraqi militias, and the Revolutionary Guard Corps. The rise of ISIS obviously came obviously as a response to the regime’s brutal war on the Syrian people.”
“After all this bloodshed, there can be no return to the status quo ante of the outbreak of the revolution, and this is what Russia is seeking to do in Syria.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)