Trump is the style of the cowboy moron, doesn't look like the guy who is peaceful and eloquent.
Trump is an American politician... when you see his lips move, you know he is lying.
He doesn't give a shit about anyone or anything but himself, but he will use anything and anyone as an excuse to get his way... which is usually for the purpose of getting more votes or pleasing someone who is financing him.
He will stay for the Syrian people, and he will leave for the Syrian people... he has never met any of them and probably couldn't find them on a map, but it is all about democracy and peace no matter how many bombs and bullets it takes...
Actually, he does increase USA military expenditure through the roof and kept supporting Saudis proxy wars and Ukraine heretics and even provokes North Korea and China, both possessing ground forces superior to his own. They were forced to painful decisions due to the tactical situation, now they scapegoating with Trump's agenda etc. I call bullshit.
He has dropped more bombs than Obama ever did and although he campaigned on getting the troops home it is still really only talk so far...
Assad has said no self-governing it's either they come back under his rules and his control fully or else.
He has had this position for months, I do not know why no one has mentioned this already.
And America said no matter what Assad must go... things change.
With the Americans pulling out it creates a chance for Assad to give the Kurds some autonomy if Syrian government troops keep the peace and man the borders etc et, and then once the real ISIS clusters inside the American controlled areas are cleaned up they can send the civilians in Idlib to the Kurdish areas while they clean up the terrorists in Idlib... then they can have a vote and work on getting back to being a normal country again.
Maybe when things where fresh and he was on the fence he would have agreed to it but not now.
He has the ball in his court, in his eyes he has no reason to surrender to them in that way.
It is up to him... though I think Russia would be pressuring him to talk rather than fight... I suspect the Turks and Iranian factions would rather Assads forces invade the Kurdish regions and take them by force... which might attract all sorts of bullshit from the west, including cruise missile attacks, but with a new IADS that might be even more difficult and less effective than before.
Or he might just stand back and tell the Turks to go for it and take out the Kurdish resistance, but I am not sure they would hand land taken that way back to Assad... and more importantly he might not be sure... so really the choices are... talk, or invade himself.
It's either they go under control of the Ero or Assad and well if they where smart they pick Assad.
He is the lesser of two evils for them by far.
For the Kurds, Turkey is not a real option... just like for Assad, the US and Israel were not really options for an alliance to defeat ISIS...
Massive Turkish army convoy sent to #Şanlıurfa along #Syria border line for the upcoming operation.
Good luck boys...