I am no military or strategic analyst, but what follows are mere curious speculations of a person who has been living this war and watching its details closely for 6 years by now.
Lebanon 1982 against the Israelis, was the last time the Syrian Army pursued its task of fighting enemies, and since that confrontation no improvement or development of any kind occurred to its structure, it remained as a symbol that was not taken care of as it should have been. When the conflict started in 2011, no one was prepared for it, even the Army was unprepared and unexperienced, there were too many casualties caused by strategic and tactical mistakes in its lines, and all expectations were that it would collapse in no time, but here it is 6 years later still standing.
At the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011, the control of the government was so strong and tight, as things were still ‘local’ so to speak. As foreign fighters from at least 81 countries started to flow into Syria and groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups started to formulate, things got more complicated and too many fronts opened; strength of the Army was distracted leading to the loss of more territory gradually. Looking at maps of control areas in 2012 and 2014 clearly shows how much land went out of government control. Read more
Where were Women’s March protesters when Obama and Hilary’s trained funded and armed terrorists brutalised Syrian and Iraqi women and sold them into sex slavery? When pregnant women were eviscerated, their stomachs cut open with swords and their unborn babies ripped out and hung from trees?
The Obama administrations dirty war on Syria IS a war on Women.
Syria and her allies are still fighting cleaning up after your inability to look at the bigger picture to see past their cruel war, their cruel sanctions, their genocidal brutality inflicted on women and their families, you and your small minded life in a bubble ignorance, a compliant product of the administration you support. TAKE A WALK!
Photo: Syrian women pictured throwing off niqabs after their village was freed from Isis/Reuters
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