Obama’s balkanization plans devastated Syria: Analyst

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US President Barack Obama’s failed policy to “balkanize” Syria through a proxy war led to the devastation of the Arab country, says an analyst in Atlanta.

Jim Dean, the managing editor of Veterans Today, made the remarks while discussing the outgoing Obama administration’s recent sanctions against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The sanction targeted the Syrian military, 18 government officials and a tech company; all accused by the US State Department of developing and using chemical weapons.

This is while the Syrian government turned over its entire chemical stockpile under a deal negotiated by Russia and the United States back in 2013. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has overseen operations to remove the chemical arsenal from Syria.

The deal came after hundreds of people were killed in an August 2013 chemical attack in the Ghouta suburb of Damascus. The rockets used in the assault were…

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