It looks as if something really large is in the works from Russia regarding Aleppo. There has been talk that Russia plans to attack Eastern Aleppo will full force, conveniently while everyone focuses this week on the big election in the U.S. Russia has issued a statement to leave Aleppo by last Friday night.
They promise a ceasefire but it all hinges on the militants, who have already vowed to ignore it. "The (Russian) president deems a regime when Russian air forces don't carry out strikes on eastern Aleppo as reasonable if militants don't start combat action," says Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. This could be a very trying week throughout the world.
I've been listening a lot to The New Yorker Radio Hour in the past few months but I was shocked and SO thrilled to hear they devoted this week's entire podcast to the crisis in Syria. With the coming elections, we really haven't devoted enough time to discussing what is happening in Syria. And the reason is, there are very few journalists going into Syria anymore. This is unprecedented in war reporting. This podcast is the most in-depth, knowledgeable discussion I've heard or read about Syria in years. If you really want to know what's going on and what we need to do to help, listen in.