Others in America, Europe and Israel share his view. Full-scale war on Syria and/or Iran is madness. At the same time, don't bet against it not happening.
Winston Churchill once said, 'We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing after they have exhausted all the other possibilities."
In this case, it would be shutting the barn door after horses inside bolted. Once milk is spilled it's too late. Prevention counts most. Don't bet on it.
America's permanent war agenda demands ravaging one country after another. Syria and Iran top Washington queue. Post-election, anything is possible. Bet on war, not peace.
A Final Comment
Ahead of the four-day Eid al-Adha period, Assad agreed to suspend military operations. Russia's Foreign Ministry welcomed the move. Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich called it an important step toward halting violence altogether.
At the same time, he condemned the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Jabhat al-Nasra's refusal to go along. They're responsible for numerous bloody attacks.
Iran also expressed appreciation for Assad's good intentions. Its Foreign Ministry said it's ready to help reach a solution to the conflict. Doing so, of course, is very much in Tehran's interest.
If Damascus falls, the Islamic Republic loses its most important regional ally. It makes war on Iran more likely.
It didn't take long for Western-backed mercenaries to launch attacks. Ceasefire isn't in their vocabulary. On October 26, the London Guardian headlined "Syria car bomb breaks Eid al-Adha ceasefire," saying:
Late Friday, a car bomb exploded near a Damascus mosque. Militants use them often. "This bomb hit Daff al-Shouk square, where families were celebrating Eid, on the southern outskirts of the capital."
So-called Local Coordinating Committees reported numerous other breaches and dozens of deaths.
On October 26, Global Reseach headlined "Syria: US-NATO Sponsored Rebels break Cease Fire," saying:
" Reported this morning, the cease-fire was broken by the NATO sponsored rebels."
"Terrorist acts directed against military posts were conducted throughout the country on Friday."
Anti-Assad forces had no intention of halting violence even after agreeing to do so.