There is no question that Vladimir Putin is a bully, a tyrant, a man who hates those daring to question his authority about anything. But,every once and a while the Russian Donald Trump does make some sense. Finnish leader Martin Ahisaan told reporters that in 2012 while working with a team of diplomats seeking to resolve the Syrian problem he was approached by Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin with the following proposal from the Russian government:
1. The West should not give arms to opponents of the Assad government.
2. We should organize a dialogue among all opponents of the Assad government.
3. We should find an elegant way for Assad to step aside.
There was no response from either the US,France or England.
And, thus a chance for peace was not pursued.