Obama Has No Plan to Save Aleppo From Putin and Assad
U.S. officials are scrambling to find ways to blunt Russian and regime aggression in Syria. But none of the limited set of options currently being crafted would stop the eastern part of the country’s largest city, Aleppo, from falling into the hands of the Bashar al-Assad regime and its Russian allies, two U.S. officials told the Daily Beast.
“Those kind of plans are on the table,” one of the U.S. officials explained to The Daily Beast.
Moreover, the administration would be leaving the next president an emboldened Putin in Syria.
A day earlier, the U.S. announced it had suspended ceasefire talks with Russia, citing the ongoing air assault on eastern Aleppo. The end of the months-long talks marked the closing the most viable non-military solution. On Wednesday, France launched a new bid to restart talks to allow aid to reach civilians in eastern Aleppo.