2017 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict — a war that has left nearly half a million dead and forced millions of others from their homes.
The new year brought a ceasefire brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey. But the ceasefire is serving as cover for “business as usual.” The Syrian government continues to use illegal means of war to crush political opponents and citizens, forcing them to accept an uncertain and unjust “peace.” But peace achieved by these means cannot, and will not, hold.
This should come as no surprise. Fundamental flaws arebaked into this agreement. Major parties to the conflict did not sign on to the ceasefire.… Seguir leyendo »