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Russian Diplomat: U.S. Troops’ Withdrawal From Syria Creates Prospect For Political Solution


Russian Diplomat: U.S. Troops' Withdrawal From Syria Creates Prospect For Political Solution

Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, welcomed the U.S. decision to withdraw its troops from Syria and said that this step could create a good prospects for a political solution in the war-torn country.

“A milestone story which might evolve from this decision is a real prospect for a political solution,” the Russian news agency TASS quoted Zakharova as saying.

The Russian MoF spokeswoman also said that the withdrawal of U.S. troops revives the hope that northeastern Syria will “follow the example of Aleppo and other Syrian towns and villages which begin getting back to peaceful life.”

Zakharova added: “once Americans were there, there was no such hope.”

Earlier, an official told the Reuters news agency that the time-frame for U.S. troop pullout from Syria is expected to be between 60 to 100 days. The official added that all U.S. State Department personnel are being evacuated from Syria within 24 hours as a first step.

The U.S. decision, which was reportedly taken after a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will likely push the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to strengthen its relations with Russia that may become the future backer of the group.

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  • Jaime

    Until I see the last American soldier leave Syria, I won’t believe it. We know the forked tongue the US has in their dealings with everyone.

    • Jens Holm

      True, people read as deavils read bibles. Its replacing american troops with coalitions only.

      Its a compromise by Americans making mad Trump happy.

      • Ricky Miller

        God, you suck. In addition to the gibberish award I think I’ll go grab you some kneepads so you can save your Danish knees while your busy down there.

  • Jens Holm

    Lavrov after hospital repair ?

    • RichardD

      You’re a malevolent head case.

      • LR captain

        and you are too extreme at times

        • RichardD

          How so?

          • Jens Holm

            Sorry – Tempting. If it was, it was some parrot of Putin hardly having any feathers.

          • RichardD

            More gibberish from a head case spamming these threads with hasbara filth and stupidity.

          • Jens Holm

            At least its a spokesWOman.

            As witten below its verbal mismanegement, and Lavrov has told exact the same several times the last month here = Same thing just another face.

            Speakers of that kind hardly ever are high ranked.

          • LR captain

            were you want ALL Jews dead.

            i personal believe that jews of Zionist sec should be put down.

            were you want use mallet to crush bug, i’d use my finger.
            Your heart in the right place, but i personally your methods are too extreme.

            historical fact did you know all experimentation done by Nazis lead to open heart surgery as well other medical advancements.

          • RichardD

            You’re a false accuser. I’ve never called for genociding all Jews. Judaism should be outlawed, and the synagogues and yeshivas closed and demolished. So that Jews and Israel go extinct. And the planet becomes Jew free. Which will be much better for everyone.

            What former evil Jew pedophile mass rape cultists do with their lives after their cult is extinguished is up to them. Hopefully they’l have good lives and make a positive contribution to society as non Jews.

          • LR captain

            i went through and looked your previous comments. and were you never wanted them dead you wanted the faith banned.

            deleted my previous comments as that i was wrong about you and im sorry.

          • LR captain

            you did despite there Jews who hate Israel the fact these Zionist Jews are driving more more people away from he faith. Many Jews starting to become christian or are slowly loosing their faith.

            That Jewish friend i told you about. He is only Jewish because his mother and grandmother are. He does not go to church and eat pork all the time. so he kind of lost his faith.

          • S Melanson

            “Judaism should be outlawed, and the synagogues and yeshivas closed and demolished. So that Jews and Israel go extinct. And the planet becomes Jew free. Which will be much better for everyone”

            I believe what you describe falls under the UN Convention on Genocide (UN Resolution 260), in particular – “intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”, Also, intent is shown regarding physical destruction of institutions such as Religious places of worship which falls under genocide as a systematic plan to eliminate over time an identifiable group – add also the benefit of doing so and this fulfills criteria b and c:

            (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
            (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;


            The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 9 December 1948 as General Assembly Resolution 260. The Convention entered into force on 12 January 1951

            … any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

            (a) Killing members of the group;
            (b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
            (c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
            (d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
            (e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
            — Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Article 2[

          • RichardD

            I’m familiar with all of that. What you don’t address but should, is that those rights are conditional upon the conduct of the group in question, and can be forfeited by their misconduct.

            What I’m advocating are commonly accepted principals and practices of law enforcement that wouldn’t be nullified, and would override and take priority over the defenses for the Jew’s crime and evil that you’re attempting to raise. Outlawing cults and criminal organizations so that they are no longer a threat, and cease to exist, for the well being of society is well within the remit of local, state, national, and international judicial organizations:

            “as with any right, the freedom of religion can be abridged if its exercise would infringe on the rights of others.

            As a result, several groups have been made into recognized criminal organizations. … typically after a cult group has been involved with a criminal enterprise. These cults have generally been involved with activities like murder, abduction, statutory rape, or other serious crimes. Often, they hold an illegal activity to be a primary focus of their religious teachings, making adherence to the group’s beliefs a virtual guarantee of grossly illegal activity directly harming others.”

            – Are Cults Legal? –

          • Ricky Miller

            I respect your voice on many issues raised here and believe you to be more right than wrong regarding most of the things we talk about. But I disagree with you about this. Jews are not a monolithic people, all bad or all good. Like any group of people throughout time there are the good and the bad, the mean and the kind, hard working and lazy, loved and hated. And the Jewish faith is old and people who want to leave can walk away; they’re hardly like some girls in a Mormon polygamist compound. So, not a cult.

            Israel has learned to victimize the way the Jews have been victimized, their primary victims being the Palestinians. I believe Israel should be called to account for that and pay reparations and make amends, one day, as a state. But I am against destroying the faith of an entire people, engaging in group guilt, and proscribing such drastic and frightening remedies like closing their places of worship and making their beliefs and assembly illegal. On what group charge and conviction would you propose we do this? Being good in the world of finance, succeeding in the world that replaced feudalism? Blame the system, please and reform it for everyone. That would be a better remedy and the fact is that although Jews have always punched above their weight in business and finance and earnings and affluence the truth is historically most financiers and big capital have been controlled by Protestant men in Western Europe and North America. I can understand the resentment but fail to see the crime, beyond the fact that all capitalism is exploitive to varying degrees of practice regardless of faith, ethnicity and nationality. In fact today, the primary market for luxury goods worldwide are Asian women, specifically Chinese women. So not Jewish at all.

            Lastly, many Red Army soldiers were Jews although certainly not a majority. Vladimir Putin himself has said there should be no room for anti-semitism in Russia’s future and the Russian government has spent money in places like Kaliningrad to save some of the last synagogues in the Oblast. Clearly the Russian Federation doesn’t see Judaism as a cult even if Russia has issues with Israel’s behavior at times. The world you would take us to would make us abusers even worse than the way Israel treats the Palestinians and way worse than the way Jews were treated in Europe before the Reich. I don’t favor creating that world you write about but I do hope for justice for the Palestinians and a tax on Israel to improve the Palestinian economy and their lives in general. And I will boycott any product or service Israel sells until there is a two state solution and Israel ceases violating the territory and airspace of her neighbors.

          • RichardD

            Are you aware that Jews rape 1,000 children every week world wide, infect them with venereal disease, brain damage and murder them with their vile blood sucking “oral circumcision” ritual, that non Jews receive long prison sentences and the death penalty for the same crimes, and that these felony statutory rape blood sucking rituals are taught in yeshivas and practiced in synagogues?

  • RichardD

    It should be clear to the terrorists, including the SDF/YPG/PKK Kurds, that as the US pulls out, and the diplomatic contingent will be gone in 24 hours, that their Israelistan partition effort is headed in the same direction as the other regime change machinations west of the river, nowhere. And that the only thing that further hostilities in Idlib or east of the river against the Syrian government and it’s coalition partners are going to result in, is failure, and unnecessary injury, death and destruction with no hope of achieving any of their goals. The only people that it will benefit is evil blood sucking Jew baby rapers and their Yinon plan insanity.

    • Jens Holm

      You just confirm, Who You and many are. Even the Choran is written as the Christian Bible made fo the the devil and Baal, the Tora and the the best parts of liberal conservatisme in Sekularisme = same thing.

      Crap, crap, crap and no relation to anything named as debate. You knpow not, what that is but semes to have learned, it trowing own dirt at others telling those should repect, obey and like it.

      Parlament is talking about things and find better solutions for all. As a minimun, You most of the time comes into keepinfg and uniting things by consensus – in stead of Your shoo versions and fear prictures all over.

      • RichardD

        More gibberish from a head case spamming these threads with hasbara filth and stupidity.

      • Ricky Miller

        Wow. I just put my five year old girl to bed. She was talking about this cartoon she loves, the PJ Masks. On and on, it all sounded like gibberish to me. But I love her, so I listen. Then I come out here searching for adult opinions on the American pullout in Syria and I find your comment, which makes far less sense on topic or off than a five year old’s summary about pajama wearing kid superheroes who fight night villains. She’s going to have to give up her gibberish award Jens. Guess we’ll post it to Denmark, snail mail.

        • Concrete Mike

          That.one hit home!!! Well.done

  • LR captain

    What i am believing right now is that when Russians started deploying anti air defenses in near al-tanf. This meant that Russia and Syria where now putting pressure to kick the US out of al-tanf.
    The fact Syria was giving the green light by Russia to strike back against Israel for any air also meant the simulator measures might betaken even if it was the US who attacks Syria.
    these pressures alone would force reduction in troops and support to minimize losses.

    however i think it is turkey choosing to attack the kurds with or without US approval that is making the US withdrawing from the all their positions in northern Syria while the rest of the places see a reduction of US units.

    • gustavo

      Er.dog.an does nothing without USA approval (even they pretend to be in disagreement).

      • LR captain

        US told the turks NOT to attack afrin and what did the turks do.
        US told the turks NOT buy Russian S-400 system and what did the turks do.
        US told the turks NOT to bomb the kurds in Iraq and what did the turks do.
        US told the turks NOT to create an ALC with Iran Syria and Russia what did turks do.
        US told the turks to keep provoking Russia they Su-24 was down and did the turks do.
        US told the Turks to close the waterways to Russia and what did the the turks do.
        US told The turks to accept a new military government via a coup what did the turks do.
        US told the turks to cancel the turkish-russian pipeline and what did the turks do.
        US told the turks to stop supporting Qartar and the what did the turks do.
        The Turks told the US to show it some respect or find a new strategic partner.

        • Tommy Jensen

          Turkey can never get Visafree EU if they continue this silly road. We have taken names on who si undermining NATO.

  • FB

    Russia is sending the right signals to the Kurds…ie, it is not too late to save yourselves and reconcile with the legitimate Syrian government…clearly the US was forced to abandon the Turds after Turkey got 20,000 FSA troops on the border, ready for an invasion..the only thing Trump could do was to get out…Clearly this whole thing has the fingerprints of a MASSIVE Russia-Turkey deal…Putin gave Erdog his blessing to go ahead and with that invasion of Kurdish territory and Trump was forced to pull out…a brilliant move by the Grandmaster…

  • Valerianus Maximus

    Wow! The hasbara zio-trolls are especially butthurt today. LOL!

    • Tommy Jensen

      A sad day for world peace. The axis of evils won a victory but we will not give up.

  • Barry Warmkessel

    This is why our Jewish controlled stock market dropped on Dec. 19, 2012. Israel may have just lost the Golan.

  • gustavo

    This is a very unexpected decision of USA, knowing the madness of this government. However, I am not so optimist…..they are planning something else (not good for Syria-Russia-Iran, of course).

  • palebluedot

    It’s amazing to see the criticism Trump is getting from the war criminals and cheerleaders on this decision, a decision which accords with International Law. Small wonder we’ve produced one bloody horror story after another. Obama and his evil brood should all be in prison for what they did to Syria and Libya and Ukraine.

    • Concrete Mike

      I agree, I only heard a snippet on the radio last night, it was such a shameful to hear, lie after lie, this guy was going on about how the main objective, to remove assad, had not been accomplished, that in fact more ressources should be spent( thats greasy talk for soldiers coming home in body bags) to accomplish this goal, blah blah hezbollah balah blah iran blame putin.

      And that was on the CBC that I fucking pay for!!!

  • Spit

    Trump has given the Russians and honest leaf.
    Will the Russians see it?
    I have signed in just for this.

    • John Brown

      Wrong the USSA slaves are pulling out of Syria because they have been ordered to do so by their slave masters Israel as Russia has placed many missiles in Syria aimed at Israel and is ready to destroy Israel’s economic and military infrastructure in minutes, if they launch or order ther slaves to launch an attack on Syria or the Donbass.

  • cliff

    I pray these Kurds don’t pull an afrin move,we all know was the result of such moves.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Oh SF you have such a way with words,

    “The U.S. decision, which was reportedly taken after a phone call between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will likely push the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to strengthen its relations with Russia that may become the future backer of the group”
    What a load of SF crap. NO THE RUSSIANS WON’T BACK THE KURDS, they just saw what happened to the US and aren’t stupid enough to make the same mistake, what does SF want us to believe, pigs can also fly now.
    What the Russians can do is continue to back Assad, and then let him support the Kurds with arms and equipment, as well as intelligence info from the Russians. That would work out the same as direct Russian support and still absolve Putin from direct collaboration with the Kurds, this still wouldn’t be perfect but it’d be much harder for Erdogan to call for an end to Russian support for Assad than it would be to call for an end for Russian support for the Kurds.
    I hope the base at Al Tanf is the first place to go zero US, when it does I’ll know for sure the rest of Syria will become US free soon enough.
    Trump and Putin are my Heroes, they’re both outsmarting that evildoer Erdogan, they’re about to teach him some very important lessons, “don’t ever count your chickens before they hatch”, “don’t ever put all your eggs in one basket”, and “don’t ever try to hustle an old hustler”, especially when there’s two of them you’re trying to hustle at the same time, they’ll just hustle you straight back at the same time and collude with one another when they’re doing it.
    Nothing’s as it seems, Erdogan won’t get to wipe out the Kurdish threat and then stay in Syria, he’s the one who’s about to be wiped out. Trump and Putin are both hustling Erdogan in ways he doesn’t even suspect yet, he has a big surprise waiting to shock him into reality though, and Putin and Trump will be delivering his much needed dose of reality together some time over the next few months, probably just as he reaches the point of no return in his madman’s quest to revive the Ottoman Empire. The last old/new proverb they’re going to remind Erdogan of is this, “if you can’t work with them, get rid of them”, that will be what the Russians, Syrians, Iranians, US, Israelis, EU, Jordan, Iraqis, Lebanese, and most of the other Arab league nations remind Erdogan of. they don’t care about the Ottoman empire, they just want to start making money again, instead of wasting it on an unwinnable war.

    • Concrete Mike

      The better strategy would be reconciliation. The Russians must push for THAT and only that. I’m sure Syrians feel the same way.

      There is one bad thing about this reconciliation that I propose. Syria would inherit the ruined city of Raqqah and the costs tied to that. Maybe Xi can chip in here.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Reconciliation is always the best course, unless you’re dealing with people who don’t want to reconcile, then the options become somewhat limited.
        The US reconstruction sanctions will probably also be lifted soon now that the troops are being pulled out, then lot’s of countries will offer to help with reconstruction and money will come pouring in.
        If the Iranians build their own pipeline to the EU, the Iranians,Iraqis, and the Syrians will all be able to pave their own streets with gold, they won’t need anyone else’s money.

  • Tommy Jensen

    We will leave as we always have said, after we cleaned Syria for terrorists while Assad and Putin were only bombing civilians and destroying their own infrastructure.
    We leave within 600-1000 days when the security situation is cleared for our Allies………………..LOL.

  • antoun

    the russian victory!!!!

    • You can call me Al

      Hold that for a mo; we are dealing with Yanks here.

      I can already read MSM in 6 months assuming they do leave…. “In the 6 months since the US left Syria, Assad has worked and funded ISIS to regroup and frantically recruit; the minimum count we have is 120,000 ISIS members in Syria alone. The President has agreed with congress to send in 150,000 US troops accompanied by an open budget for the best the military has to eliminate the terrorists and stop them expanding to the Holy land”.

      In 18 months “The POTUS has stated victory today in its war against Assad, Russia and and ISIS”.

      It is all BS “smoke and mirrors”.

      • verner

        and when Assad has built isis into a 120000 men force he will deploy them across the atlantic to make short shrift of the white supremacist harvard/yale trash running the the country to the detriment of the ordinary taxpaying americans! so that washington,jefferson, and the rest of the founding fathers can stop rotating in their graves.

    • You can call me Al
  • verner

    I guess you can assume she’s not hard on the vodka or burdened by numerous childbirths