For those looking for data (“evidence”) that something(s) positive happening via the Trump administration, this appears to be one. This very much lines up with the work of Tulsi Gabbard who has introduced bill to stop funding terrorism, and made a personal trip to Syria to find out what is really going on there.
The USA CORP/NATO has been at this for a long long long long long long long time, and it is time for it to end. These articles indicate that time is now!
[Kp note: Okay, the second title in the title was mine (of course their title included the words “furious over Syria policy”, and when I see the “furious” word, you never really know if that’s how they really felt). But with McCain, at least, I wouldn’t be surprised.]
“Washington’s priorities in Syria have changed with the new administration, and the US will no longer focus on the removal of President Bashar Assad as a condition for ending the six-year civil war, a top official said.
“”Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters on Thursday. “Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.” Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the future of President Assad “will be decided by the Syrian people.”
“The US has provided weapons and training to what it called “moderate rebels” in Syria, ostensibly so they could fight IS rather than the government. Leaving the State Department in January, now former Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the Obama administration planned to oust Assad’s government by supporting the rebels”
“Following the announcement by top US diplomats that Washington will no longer pursue regime change in Syria, Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham condemned the administration’s shift in priorities, saying it would empower ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
““There is a political reality that we have to accept in terms of where we are right now,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters on Friday, explaining that the current administration “lost a lot of opportunity the last administration had with respect to Assad.”
““We believe that there’s a need to de-escalate violence and to have a political process through which Syrians will decide their own political future, consistent with the principles that have been enshrined in the UN Security Council Resolution 2254,” Spicer added.
“Syrian people can’t decide the future of their country “when they are being slaughtered by Assad’s barrel bombs, Putin’s aircraft, and Iran’s terrorist proxies,”McCain said in a statement. [followed by more ‘Russia/Iran are terrible’ language]”