Obama hoped to end his tenure with a victory in Syria: Writer


Barack Obama is dismayed that his presidency is ending with the fall of Aleppo to the Syrian government while he hoped to end his tenure with a victory in Syria, says Stephen Lendman, an American writer, journalist and political commentator.

Speaking at a summit of Pacific leaders in Lima, Peru, on Sunday, Obama predicted that Syria’s second city, Aleppo, was going to fall to Syrian forces supported by Damascus’ allies, Russia and Iran. 

“Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back Assad in a brutal air campaign… it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time,” he said.

Obama, whose country is funding and training anti-Syrian militants, also said he is “not optimistic” about the Arab country’s future. “I am not optimistic about the short-term prospects in Syria.”

Lendman told Press TV on Monday Obama calls Syrian militants fighting against the government…

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  • Joe Blow

    Dr. Assad was democratically elected by a majority of his people. The murderous Obama government and bankers have illegally waged a proxy war there.

  • Synick46

    Just the phrase “…Aleppo was going to fall to SYRIAN forces…” demonstrates the sheer delusionality of our current regime. Aleppo belongs to SYRIA, not the US, so it can’t fall to itself.

  • ?•??•?

    Obama’s legacy will be ISIS and gay marriage when he leaves the Oval Office.

  • Tim Hadfield

    Trouble is – Obama thinks he’s so clever.
    But he’s not.

    The consolation prize – he likes killing people – he’s good at that.