Jeenah says: "I believe the move is quite far away from the horizon, I believe that the keenness was not really that great to do this. Remember that (President Barack) Obama has been presenting himself as the president who has ended two wars, who did not want to start another."
He adds: "So he wasn’t really keen, I think he painted himself into a corner with his whole story about red lines etc. So the Russians have in a sense allowed him to save face."
This was published on the SABC website