This sounds super bad:
This may have all been a shell game between Russia, Turkey, and Syria to force SDF into assimilation with SAA without a negotiated political solution to basically neuter them.
About that generous offer from Assad…
From the Yeah I Didn’t See That Happening files.
There really is a lot of bullshit going on. And it’s… I can’t believe I’m saying this, but from where I’m stan- er, sitting, very far away, the only way I can see what’s going on, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but through Twitter. And I only just learned to use Twitter and frankly I’m not very good at it.
But yeah, this cease fire?
According to Nicholas A. Heras, a Middle East security analyst at the Washington-based Center for a New American Security, Russia is “acting in bad faith and will allow Turkey to continue to expand as a message to the SDF and the United States that Moscow calls the shots in Syria and that Trump cannot hold Syrian oil with the support of the SDF.”
He also warned Turkey is not satisfied with a limited enclave it earlier seized during its attacks on the SDF in northeast Syria.