- Does Turkey want more dead soldiers so the heat is turned up politically on the leadership? To weaken the dollar? Put negative pressure on the economy?
- Does the Assad government want more dead soldiers which also causes political pressure to build against the government. In advance of upcoming elections. April 13/20)
I’d say it’s the same parties that VETO’d or disputed the UN Resolution at the Security Council.
Let’s read together what player and friends on the grand chessboard disagreed with the ceasefire agreement.
|Syrian Troops in Idlib|
"The United States reportedly blocks adoption of a United Nations Security Council statement supporting a ceasefire agreed between Russia and Turkey in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, although the deal has led to direly-needed de-escalation in the province.If it will work, or if it can be undermined by non participatory parties?
Diplomats cited by AFP said the US stonewalled the measure that Russia's UN Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia had asked the other 14 member states to adopt on Friday, with Washington calling it "premature."
The US’s standpoint was echoed by Britain and Germany. "There are a lot of questions about how it will work in practice, who will monitor it," remarked British Ambassador Karen Pierce, while her German counterpart Christoph Heusgen said, "We have to see if this will work."
"Russia sought UN Security Council backing Friday for its agreement with Turkey aimed at establishing a ceasefire in Syria’s northwest, but the United States called it premature and several European countries wanted to amend Moscow’s proposed statement welcoming the deal.
Russia’s proposed press statement, obtained by AP, would have encouraged all parties “to fully implement the cease-fire.”
Of course that would include the US. France. UK. Kurds ensconced in the area.
"It also would have reaffirmed the council’s strong commitment to Syria’s “sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity” and reiterated that there can be no military solution to the nine-year Syrian conflict — only “an inclusive Syrian-owned and Syrian-led political process under UN auspices.”
Russia’s UN ambassador, Vassily Nebenzia, said he called for closed Security Council consultations on the agreement because its meetings last month were always “emergency and emergency and emergency, and this time we had an opportunity to discuss some positive developments.”
Nebenzia said Russia wanted to issue a press statement afterward, “but due to the position of one delegation it was not possible.”
Several diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed, said that was a reference to the United States. But they also said Russia did not want to negotiate on amendments proposed by France and the United Kingdom.
British Ambassador Karen Pierce wouldn’t comment on the discussions but said: “This is all about the proof of the pudding being in the eating.”
For those who insist Damascus was out of the loop on the Idlib situation, ever (eyes a rollin’)
"Putin, Assad discuss Syria ceasefire
Meanwhile, Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a phone call that the truce would stabilize the situation in Idlib, the Kremlin said.
"Bashar al-Assad rated the outcome of the talks between the leaders of Russia and Turkey highly and expressed his gratitude to Russia's president for supporting the fight against terrorist groups," the Kremlin statement said."