U.S. Split Deepens Over Putin's Intentions in Syria Civil War
Apr 22, 2016 10:37 AM EDT
The latest moves that Russia has done towards Syria have ultimately given depth to the divisions within the U.S. administration, and is still questioning the motives of Vladimir Putin. Some beliefs talk of Putin backing up a U.N.-ruled initiative to conclude the civil war, or is using the negotiations to cover the renewed military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
According to Yahoo, U.S. officials declared that Russia moved their artillery near the city if Aleppo. Even after pulling out a fixed-wing aircraft last March, Russia managed to distribute its forces in Syria, along with advanced helicopter gunships and renewed airstrikes, aiming for the opposition groups.
As per My Informs, the Russian reassertion of military backing has somewhat signaled a number of U.S. officials to give a heads up that not being able to respond would be perceived by Moscow as a sign of meekness in the U.S. Such is presumed to encourage Russia and pull the challenge forward to the U.S. and allied militaries through more instigating Russian air and naval methods. Such factors also point that in case the U.S. fails to respond, it would inflict damage towards Washington's relationship with Saudi Arabia, as well as other Gulf states that target Assad; and with Turkey that has been firing artillery at the Islamic State targets within Syria.
Noted by Reuters, President Obama has been quite long skeptical to deepen the U.S. involvement in the war. He declared last October that Washington does not intend to get pulled towards what is called a "proxy war" with Moscow. His alleged administration has put focused on pushing the fight against the militant Islamic State group that controls parts of northeastern Syria.
The White House has refused to comment about any internal debate on Syria, let alone Putin's intentions. Other Western nations and the United States still find difficulty in reading Putin's plans since the Russians deployed last September in order to support Assad.