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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