Executive Intelligence Review


General Kujat: No Other Syria Peace Plan than Russian One Exists

April 17, 2018 (EIRNS)—In an interview with Germany’s MDR radio, Gen. Harald Kujat (ret.), former chairman of the NATO Military Committee (2002-05), criticized the air raids against Syria as “highly problematic, because this is an attack from outside on a sovereign state.” He said that the air raids have created even more obstacles to a peace solution in Syria—which is possible only if, first, the terrorist groups in the country are fought to the point they no longer can take civilians hostage; then a political process must start. How that would look has so far been addressed only by Russia’s Putin at the start of his Syria intervention in 2015, Kujat said: end the combat actions, form a transition government and a constitutional council, followed by free elections. The West has no such plan; there is nothing one could call a strategy at all, Kujat charged.