|.: artist : Salvador Dali :. .: title : Persistence of Memory :. .: year : 1931 :. .: style : surealism :. .: observation : the clocks symbolize the relativity of space/time :.|
|Syrian refugee camp in Yarmouk, photo by Associated Press|
Regarding this situation, Michael McFaul, former US ambasador to Russia, posted on twitter that "Putin is winning in Syria" on 12 February. He followed up his first remark with: "Creating facts on the ground beneficial to his Syrian ally". McFaul is in present a professor of political science at Stanford University.