Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: “US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October”
Syrian Free Press / syrianfreepress
(by Alexander Mercouris, submitted by ‘The Old Sniper’) In an article in a British newspaper Russia’s ambassador to the UK reveals the Russians were told by the Western powers that after the US proclaimed a no-fly zone ISIS would capture Damascus. Alexander Yakovenko, Russia’s ambassador to Britain, dropped something of a bombshell on Monday, though one that has gone completely unnoticed. In a piece in the print edition of the London Evening Standard defending Russian policy in Syria he made the following extraordinary disclosure: “Last summer we were told by our Western partners that in October Damascus would fall to IS (ie. the Islamic State – AM). What they were planning to do next we don’t know. Probably, they would have ended up painting the extremists white and accepting them as a Sunni state straddling Iraq and Syria”.
Original Article: https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/russian-bombshell/