1. Syria can be saved. But #Turkey's maligned influence in #Syria and the region must end. We can end the fighting in #Idlib by making it a #semiautonomous region. An #SDF force comprised of mostly of #SunniArabs but with Christians #Ezidis & Kurds can bring peace in the north
2. and in #Idlib with US air and #logistic support. Let #Assad stay if he wins a free and fair election. Otherwise, the #Alawite 17% minority dictatorial rule will end. Remember: #SDF protected #Daesh from harm when they surrendered on the Eastern Euphrates.
3. SDF can work as they do now with the Govt. forces if the shared goals are peace, secular and gender equality under a democratic Constitution. Other than unrepentant #Daesh and Al-#Qaeda who will likely flee to Turkey to continue #Jihad with continued support of Erdogan regime,
4. the Sunnis who took up arms must be allowed to live in peace. Committed to free, democratic, secular & federal Syria under a new Constitution that creates a federal system: Authoritarians'' Kryptonite.
5. Then money can flow in to rebuild Syria. Allow the right of return for refugees and end the nightmare. Remember: You make peace with enemies not your friends.

And if #Russia plays a constructive role and stops its blind support for a minority dictatorship, let the Syrian
6. national parliament decide if they can keep their bases on the #Mediterranean. That's their call.

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