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Friends of Syria Meeting Highlights Fractured Opposition, Hurdles to Peace

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'We are clear that Syrian President Assad has no role in a peaceful and democratic Syria,' British Foreign Secretary William Hague said after the meeting.

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 5:32 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 6:29 am
Peace talks never succeed when one side or the other lay down impossible demands before the talks even begin.This is going no where.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:26 am
Thank you for the news. I pray they will be successful and establish peace, but I fear that it's unlikely.

Gene J (290)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 8:48 am
""We are clear that Syrian President Assad has no role in a peaceful and democratic Syria," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said after the meeting."

Oh really? Well are those 11 nations going to invade to ensure their chosen outcome happens? I think Putin might differ in opinion as might Iran. I don't like any of what is going on in Syria. I don't like Assad. I like even less the prospect of another Sharia-based country in the middle east calling for everyone else's head. The original opposition had a noble goal. But it has been overrun by Al-Qaeda and though they fight together, they do not have the same outcome in mind. It doesn't matter what any group of nations says as they sit safely away from the fighting, unless they are going in and taking him out, I think the true outcome is still gravely in doubt. And, as always, it is the civilian population suffering the harshest consequences in this most uncivil, civil war. Talk is cheap and worth nothing, because all they did was blow some air over their vocal chords, that will not unseat Assad, no matter how much they might wish it so.


Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:22 am
What a bunch of arrogant jackasses that don't have a clue as to what they're doing or the increased suffering that the insurgents will bring to the people under Shariah law. Assad is no angel but sometimes it's better the devil you know than the one you don't.
They couldn't beat this guy and now they will and use any method to tip the balance. Be careful what you wish for you fools.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 9:33 am
Oh yeah and btw the Syrian refugee crisis doesn't happen if the Big Six and their political front men don't fund the insurgents who are their proxies. Follow the money boys and girls because that's what it's all about. Watch who stands to profit. In Iraq it was Prince and Rumsfeld and everyone connected with them who earned millions and millions of dollars. This is nothing more than a ruse being used to reign in Iran or so they say, as if that's going to happen. The truth is Syria just isn't that important for the most part. There's something else afoot here and that is called Full Spectrum Dominance; the Rockefeller doctrine that's been around since the fifties. Although originally a military doctrine, David Rockefeller and Kissinger back in 1974 expanded it to control the food; resources and the socio/economic aspects of all nations that it targeted. That was achieved to some degree through Globalization, outsourcing, the IMF and WCB and the GMO corporations. It is an ongoing full court press that will bring all nations under control. Control the oil you control the nations. Control the food and you control the people who comprise any given nation.

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:03 pm

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 1:53 pm
It is a terrible situation for the people of Syria. It leaves me shaking my head in wonder that the 'world leaders' and a compliant media keep calling the foreign militias and jihadists 'rebels', 'insurgents' when the composition of the opposition is almost entirely composed of Islamic supremacists from all over the globe seeking 'fun' and profit from trashing a sovereign nation. Bleat all you like about the USA and allies invading Iraq and Afghanistan (which was opposed by 70% of the people at the time and has only 8% support now) but when you condemn please remember that 2 wrongs don't make a right and that the people of the West now support Putin not Obama on this one. Assad is the best of a very bad lot and that has to be accepted and moves made to discourage the Islamists from the West from going to Syria to fight in a civil war, perhaps they could be arrested as suspected war criminals upon their return to their country of origin. Replacing dictators in the Middle East has proven to be a disaster for the ordinary people and unleased sectarian violence not seen for centuries.

Rhonda B (106)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:23 pm

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 2:34 pm
....thank you for sharing....

Stan B (123)
Wednesday October 23, 2013, 3:25 pm
The Syrian civil war isn't a case of good versus evil. It's evil versus evil.

Ben B (20)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 3:19 am
Secular military dictatorships did keep a lid on religious fundamentalism throughout the Middle East, but at what cost and did their repressive measures only encourage militancy and radicalise many, many generations? However, no democracy can succeed when a vocal minority of radicals usurp the fledgling democracy and use armed force to suppress free speech, freedom of association, freedom of religion and suppress women's rights. What to do...?

Rhonda B (106)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:30 am

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 8:10 am
Noted. TY for sharing. Cal

Marija M (29)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 12:55 pm
noted, tks for sharing

Rhonda B (106)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 1:41 pm
noted. Thanks for sharing!

Winn A (179)
Thursday October 24, 2013, 5:18 pm
I fees sorry for the citizens of Syria who are the ones suffering while politicians sit back and flap their gums and do nothing to make life better for the people of that country.
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