Russia has successfully managed to destroy all channels used by CIA to supply rebel forces in Syria.
The closing of the Azaz corridor, a major supply artery for the “moderate rebels” in Syria, should be viewed as a crippling military defeat for the United States.
As analysts have pointed out, US Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly implored Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to keep the Azaz corridor open.
For at least the last three years, the CIA has been smuggling arms into Syria via Turkey and Jordan. Not anymore. The rebels are increasingly cut off from their arms suppliers — and the US is now begging for peace.
This conflict is far from over, and despite reports of a tentative peace agreement, escalation still remains a very grim possibility.
But the US has been outplayed in Syria. Period. The CIA will have to go crawling back to Langley with its tail between its legs — until it finds a new country to destabilize. Maybe Turkey?