In 2009, less than 2 years before Washington’s covert proxy coalition began its destabilisation campaign against Syria, John Kerry believed that “Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region”. “President Barack Obama’s administration considers Syria a key player in Washington’s efforts to revive the stalled Middle East peace process". Kerry met with Assad on several occasions in an attempt to woo him away from alignment with Iran, it didn't work did it Mr Kerry? Bet you're mad about that!
More cocktails anyone?