And so it begins. The whitewashing and normalization of one of the greatest mass murders of our time has began in earnest. After 600,000 dead and 6 million displaced, nations who previously held the explicit policy of removing Bashar al-Assad and his homicidal regime are now deliberating how to reopen their embassies.
Russia in particular has benefited immensely from the instability caused by the refugee flow out of Syria and into Turkey and Europe
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim
ISIS on the scene
Dr Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy and Adj Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.
The article originally appeared in Al Arabiya on January 9, 2019.