Russia's plan is to strip the opposition of any claim and push the world to make a choice between Assad or DAESH in Syria
Russia's heavy airstrikes and Syrian President Bashar Assad's intense ground offensive in Syria have not only sabotaged the ongoing Geneva talks on Syria, but have also indisputably revealed the great threat facing the entirety of the Middle East and particularly, Turkey. Both Russia's and Assad's bombings have turned the Geneva meeting table into a theater stage. Unfortunately, Russia, which has enabled such a mechanism of death to exist in Syria for five years, no longer needs to quietly lay low in any way. It is bombing and taking control of Aleppo and the Azaz-Jarablous line, which the international coalition was supposed to seize from DAESH months ago, in a manner striving to completely liquidate Turkey from the game.Latest news from the region reports that Syrian people are flocking to Turkey through Azaz as a result of the attacks that have intensified in the corridor between Turkey and Aleppo. A great humanitarian plight is taking place, as some 110,000 Syrians have piled up on the Turkish border, and there are concerns that this figure might increase further. Ankara gives a helping hand to them as far as it can, but how long will this wave of migration continue? How far will the world go to remain indifferent to the bombings aimed at innocent people?
It appears that Assad's immediate goal is to reclaim Aleppo from the opposition with Russia's support. To this end, they need to attack the southern part of the city and seize the linking route that enables access to Idlib, which pushes people to flock to the Cilvegözü border crossing in Hatay's Reyhanlı province. The seizure of Aleppo, which is the capital city for the opposition, is of great importance in both symbolical and strategic terms, as its fall would be a great boost to the Assad regime. This will completely expel opposition groups from the meeting table in Geneva and even prevent them from coming to the table.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which acts at the helm of Russia and Assad, is moving into Azaz and Jarablous in an attempt to eliminate the opposition and unite its cantons. The U.S. keeps quiet, as the PYD acts under the pretext of fighting DAESH.
A terrible plan is as plain as day. Russia completely suffocates opposition forces by supporting Assad. The opposition is even weaker in the face of a giant Russia with the removal of Turkey from the game. The PYD is also pushing the opposition, which is being trapped with consecutive attacks both in Latakia and Aleppo. It seems all of these attempts have preset outlines. Russia's plan is to render the opposition to have no claim and push the world to make a choice between Assad or DAESH in Syria. Certainly, the world will opt for Assad when faced with this question, which will prove the argument that Ankara has upheld since DAESH emerged. Ankara said that Assad deliberately released imprisoned al-Qaida militants to pave the way for the formation of an organization like DAESH and has never been engaged in a fight with DAESH. So, a terrorist organization that poses a threat to the whole of the world gained strength and flourished instead of an opposition that poses trouble for the Assad regime alone.
It seems this terrible plan is in progress and the Middle East is on the brink of a major breakdown.