US Senator, John McCain, in his frsh article titled “Stop Assad Now—Or Expect Years of War” has clearly called to down aricraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force in Syria. In other cases, McCain believes there are little chances to peace in the wartorn country.
“The U.S. and its coalition partners must issue an ultimatum to Mr. Assad—stop flying or lose your aircraft—and be prepared to follow through. If Russia continues its indiscriminate bombing, we should make clear that we will take steps to hold its aircraft at greater risk. And we must create safe zones for Syrian civilians and do what is necessary to protect them against violations by Mr. Assad, Mr. Putin and extremist forces,” the senator wrote.
According to McCain such actions are the only hope for a ‘peaceful solution’ of the Syrian conflict, how he understands these words. He one more time ephasized that the United States blame the Assad government and Russia for civilians casualties in the country, especially in Aleppo. So, Jabhat al-Nusra and other radicals (mostly backed by the US and its “regional partners”) are not the core of the problem.
McCain’s attitude clearly depicts the sentiments of a significant part of the US elites after the collapse of the US-Russian deal over Syria. Somewhy they had believed that Russia and Syria were the only sides that had to follow the deal. Nonetheless, Moscow and Damascus said ‘NO’ to the unilateral abide by the terms of the agreement.