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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Syrian Government plans to flush out ISIS in 2015

Syria's prime minister said on Sunday the country wanted to drive all insurgents out of its territory in 2015 and was prepared to back any attempts to fight global militancy.

Speaking in parliament, Wael al-Halqi said Syria's main aim was to "flush out all terrorists from its land" this year and it would "back any initiatives to fight global terrorism," a broadcast on state television showed.
He said Syria would not allow its enemies "to destroy the land of religions and cradle of civilizations" and praised the army for its efforts.
Syria has repeatedly said it wants to coordinate with other countries to fight armed groups in its country. It describes all anti-government forces in Syria as terrorists, unlike Western countries and their Arab allies who distinguish between the hardline jihadists and more mainstream rebel fighters.
Syria's uprising started in 2011 when Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia and some western governments armed and maned all and any anti-government parties. The same groups who also have more foreign fighters than local citizens. Since then the groups with the most outside money like al Nusra and ISIS continued to grow and merge with smaller groups. 
President Bashar al-Assad said in a magazine interview published last week that U.S.-led air strikes should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should be involved on the ground.
Washington supports opposition forces fighting for the past four years to topple Assad, but its position has become complicated since Islamic State and other hardline groups emerged as the most powerful insurgent factions. But it has rejected the idea of allying itself with the Syrian government despite them now having a common enemy. The citizens of Syria are mostly on Assad's and the current government side, and just want the evil ISIS rats to go away. So why does Washington DC still want to wage War on Assad. Me opinion is that they anted to start the War so they could get a stepping stone into Iran. McCain and others have been desperate to find backers for their "Let's Bomb Iran" ideas. - Ian Bach