Kerry trying to wine and dine Assad before he sicked the dogs of war on him.
An excerpt from, "Israeli think tank: Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a “useful tool” against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria" by Ben Norton, Salon, August 23, 2016:
According to a think tank that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West should not destroy ISIS, the fascist Islamist extremist group that is committing genocide and ethnically cleansing minority groups in Syria and Iraq.
Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, argues the think tank’s director."The problem they faced in Syria is the independence of the political decision-making of this leadership and President (Assad). When they failed through politics, and the wave of the Arab Spring e.t.c. came along, they rode that wave and channeled it towards Syria. For this reason, with regards to what is occurring in Syria, you can say that it is a continuation of the July War (2006), and you can also say it is taking out revenge for the July War (victory) because the target of the July War was not only Hezbollah in Lebanon.
“The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose,” wrote Efraim Inbar in “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic Mistake,” a paper published on Aug. 2.
They then wrote articles in the most important US newspapers and the Americans admitted and the memoirs are available - the (July War) was part of a project that was made for the whole region. The July War was designed to eliminate the resistance in Lebanon, and after finishing from Lebanon they go on to Syria and finish it off, then they wipe out the armed resistance in Palestine, and then Iran remains at the end, they isolate it and then strike it. This is the New Middle East that Condoleezza Rice spoke about, and it is the project which the neoconservatives were carrying out.
So the problem with President Assad is that this leader, this personality, does not fit in harmony with a 'New Middle East.' A 'New Middle East' means submissive rulers to the will of America and Israel. When they were not able to achieve it through politics they tried to achieve it through another way.
Okay, today, US diplomats, military and security officials, and this is available in the media - what are they saying? 'We made Daesh (ISIS) in order to hit the Resistance Axis - to fight Hezbollah.' Who is Daesh here? They mean Daesh and the Nusra Front and this whole Takfiri movement, because Nusra and Daesh merely have organizational differences. Meaning that when they began fighting in Syria, there was no such thing as Daesh or Nusra. Abu Mohammad al-Julani was under the authority of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who in turn was under the authority of Ayman al-Zawahiri (the leader of Al-Qaeda). Syria was then opened up to all these militants who were brought from all over the world. What are the Americans saying today? 'We made Daesh in order to fight Hezbollah and the resistance.'" - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah [6:00 - 8:00 in the video below].
Video Title: Hezbollah Leader explains why Syria & Assad are crucial to Middle East war - English Subs. Source: TheKeysToEternity. Date Published: August 28, 2016. Description:
Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah explains why why Syria & Assad are crucial to the ongoing Middle East war.
English Subtitled excerpt from interview held on 19/08/2016.