The dreams, the hopes and the desires to freedom from the tyrant Bashar al Assad in Syria, are quickly fading for rebel groups in Syria. After days of intense fighting, the rebels - out-gunned, out-planed and out-bombed by the Assad and Russian forces, have retreated out of 'old city' Aleppo.
The rebels have now ceded to the Syrian regime more than 75 percent of eastern Aleppo - a position, they have held for the past four years. Hopes are in flames in Aleppo as rebels beg for a five-day humanitarian truce to allow for the evacuation of civilians. Rebels now occupy a small area in the south of eastern Aleppo and it might not be long before they are routed by Assad and his ally, Russia's Vladimir Putin.
And so it has come to past that after the death of 500,000 people, including children and women - many in gas attacks and by barrel bombs, that the tyrant, Bashar al Assad, would continue his domination over Syria aided by Russia, with little fear of any opposition from the United States(US), especially in light of the apparent closeness between the US President-elect and Putin. With President Barack Obama leaving the White House in just over one-month, there is very little hope for the Syrian rebels. A violent insurgency may follow, however.
While France and other humanitarian powers might attempt to forge on with the fight against Assad as they attempt to serve justice for the crimes against humanity committed by Assad and his forces, very little might materialized without US support.
Therefore, today, humanity should mourn the Syrian dead and it must take responsibility for the gross miscarriage of justice and of the rule of law for what has transpired and for what else will continue to occur in the Levant. May God Bless and grant relief to all the children of conflicts. Amen!