03/22/17 – Patrick Cockburn on the ending of Syria’s civil war, with Assad still in power – The Scott Horton Show

Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent, discusses why the battle for Manbij could be the beginning of the end for ISIS, as Syrian Kurds backed by US air strikes and Syrian Army troops backed by Russian air strikes threaten to overwhelm Islamic State fighters. In the process, Turkey is unable to use proxy forces to battle the Kurds, in an attempt to prevent the formation of a Kurdish state.

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