Btw, Edmonds has a truly appalling theory that the US will give the Russians carte blanche to clean up their Muslim problem in exchange for the Russians throwing Assad under the bus. This is ridiculous as:
- the Russians have never accepted the (American) idea that they have to wait for anybody's permission to clean up their own backyard (especially on a ludicrous - coming from the Americans - 'human rights' pretense!), and in fact committed, and continue to commit, the most horrible human rights abuses against the Chechens with nary a whimper from Washington (the neocons sometimes mention this as part of a general program of encouraging American militarism - as American militarism is 'good for the Jews' - but never really had their heart in complaining as they really, really, really like the mass slaughter of Muslims, even if they aren't the ones doing it); and
- although we hear assertions to the contrary every month from the Jews, the Russians have never given up on Assad, and, unless they want to see American proxy armies of Sunni radical Islamists tearing their country apart, would be foolish to give up on Assad (Russian foreign policy is based on Russian self-interest, an idea American can't comprehend, as their foreign policy has to always be based on what is 'good for the Jews').
Assad has benefited greatly from the fact that World Jewry - which instructs the Americans on what their foreign policy is to be - is greatly torn on the issue of Syria. The old-fashioned Jewish billionaires follow the most basic Jewish idea that gentiles ought to be tricked into fighting each other, and that Syria should be broken up into little statelets (Oded Yinon's Zionist Plan for the Middle East). The more modern Jewish billionaires - Soros, etc, the ones who now hold Barry's chattel slavery papers - recognize that Assad has been so ineffectual that he is actually 'good for the Jews', and whatever might arise after Assad is very likely to be more dangerous to Jewish interests. The original primary goal of removing Assad was to break up the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis, and disrupt military supply routes to Hezbollah so that the Jews can have a better shot at stealing southern Lebanon and the water of the Litani River (that water is the preoccupation of the Israeli 1%). A ruined Syria will allow for excellent smuggling routes, and Hezbollah shouldn't have any trouble receiving supplies, leaving the primary goal as unachievable. World Jewry is best off now with a weakened Assad ruling a ruined country, so that is how Barry will be instructed, and that is the result we can expect to see.