Brett H. McGurk is an American lawyer and diplomat who was appointed by President Barack Obama on 23 October 2015 as Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
Here’s an excerpt of McGurk’s statement at a recent press conference,
Unanimously, nobody wants the Syrian regime to come back. Regime symbols, regime military forces. In terms of administrative services, teachers, hospitals, who pays those salaries, that is something where the Syrians are going to have to work that out. We are not in the business of, as I said, nation building operations. ~ RT, May 21: 10:14
Aleppo and Homs, he largest and third largest cities in Syria have been severely impacted over the last 6 years by the ongoing war. The destruction is horrific. Finally, however, there is peace in which to think about rebuilding. The opportunity exists to look around and evaluate the damage, and to begin to think about rebuilding. Below I have posted 2 very different short videos where the people who live in these cities explain what happened to them, and what activity is currently going on there. Has restoration begun? What will it entail? When, if ever, do people plan on returning to these devastated areas?