"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Thursday, June 01, 2017

Russia fears Syria's dismemberment-Putin- TASS

The president says Moscow hopes the de-escalation zones will not serve as a blueprint for new borders.

ST. PETERSBURG, June 1. /TASS/. Moscow remains apprehensive about the potential danger of Syria’s dismemberment and hopes that the de-escalation zones will not serve as a blueprint for any new borders, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with the world’s mass media bosses.

"Does the possible dismemberment of Syria arouse concern? It certainly does," the Russian leader stressed. "We are establishing de-escalation zones now and we are afraid that these de-escalation zones may turn into a blueprint for future borders." He emphasized that Russia hopes these safety zones would serve "to interact with the Assad government, to start at least some kind of a dialogue, some interaction, as this would help future political cooperation in order to restore Syria’s control over its entire territory and preserve the country’s territorial integrity."