Syria doomed to "hell" without political deal: envoy

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EthicsIntl wrote:

Reuters, you are messing around with our heads, again.

The USA will do anything to mingle with & take control of yet another Arab state.
They have used the Al Qaeda before, which in control of the Syrian opposition, for such covert operations such as this uprising in Syria.

Dec 28, 2012 9:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moetheshmo wrote:

The true reason for high level Syrian defections are never publicized. Most were caught in criminal activities, but claim to have a humanitarian cause. Generals and heads of intelligence services are never soft and wimpy but mean and cunning.

Dec 29, 2012 11:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Simpleman2 wrote:

Americans aren’t in Syria you moron, if Russia and China would pull there heads out and get rid of Asshat this would all be over!

Dec 29, 2012 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
LynCe wrote:

Ambassador Brahimi was too kind: Without a political deal soon, Syria is doomed not to hell but an endless hell. The world can’t stand by watching the descent. An entire population is traumatized.

Dec 29, 2012 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:

Negotiations are worthless and Assad is a cruel despot like Gaddafi. Only hope for Syria is:
1. No fly zone(good luck with that)
2. Al-qaida sends “Ackmed” to visit Assad “with a gift?.”

Dec 29, 2012 11:58am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jose3 wrote:

Where was the outrage when President Nixon used chemical weapons against “public enemy number one” in his war on drugs? The only difference is Nixon used a more insidious long-term poison called paraquat which most likely killed Steve Jobs and many others.

Israel needs Syria out of the way so they can attact Iran and expand their settlements in the quest for fresh water.

Dec 29, 2012 12:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
DFPawlowski wrote:

Hell is a choice. The al-Assad regime only has to indicate in private to its counterparts at the UN that they want an immediate and unconditional cease fire by inviting in the UN to the areas they still control. This would allow the blue hats to set up the transition starting with open and fair elections again administered and monitored by the UN. The resulting politics would be messy but be a way to transition to either a break up of the country or sufficient government elected by all the tribes of current people to set things on a path to manageable change versus one side slaughtering and then vice versa as is now shaping up. al-Assad and his cronies can make the dash to Iran and live out their days like General for life Idi did in Saudia Arabia lounging by the pool dreaming of his crimes in Uganada. ‘Nuf said.

Dec 29, 2012 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

Syria doomed to hell brought to it by the US and its lackeys.

The Syrian government must not give in to terrorism and blackmail. If they do not want to negociate the next 2 years will be like the last. Syria has no choice. The west can continue to bring terrorist into Syria to kill and be killed to feed its propaganda campaign.

No country is immune to hell. In the US people just lived hell with the killing of 20 children and 6 adults a day before christmas.

In the case of Syria, hell means terrorism.

Dec 29, 2012 1:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Walt_P wrote:

At this point, the only way to avoid more bloodshed would be a ceasefire, and a negotiated partition of the country among the various ethnic groups.

Dec 29, 2012 1:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Adam_Smith wrote:

The mediator and Moscow are correct. US policy is apparently strong backing of the rebels, including their demand that Assad depart before negotiations can begin. This is not sensible and comes from the obsession with Iran and the desire to deprive Iran of an ally. It has nothing to do with the stability of the Syrian government, the region or the welfare of its people. Our real interest lies in discouraging Sunni Moslem radicalism generally by encouraging political-religious pluralism and tolerance. Our politicians, however, are practically immune to constructive criticism from a public or media that is not very concerned with foreign and they use the occasion to act stupidly and they will freely sacrifice that goal to cause Iran even a minor inconvenience.

Also: Do not believe the propaganda that harsh sanctions on Iran are an alternative to war. They are provocations leading to war. This is shaping up as Iraq all over again, except worse. Suppose we implement the harshest sanction we possibly can and Iran still refuses our main demand, which is to stop enriching uranium even if it is used only for electrical power. What then? Do we simply wait for the pain inflicted upon the Iranian people, (in many cases fatal), to cause Iran to eventually give in — or do we, (while Israel will be undoubtedly egging us on), commit to war as a “humanitarian” sanctions ending policy — (a variation on “we had to destroy the village in order to save it”)? We will, of course, put the blame on Iran for refusing to knuckle under.

Dec 29, 2012 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

Imagine this. In the 1860s the UN moves to end the Civil War in the United States which had battles that killed more people in one day than all those killed in Syria so far. They create a two state solution like they want to do in Israel. Slavery lives on in the South, and the North takes an economic beating and the Union is permanently injured. How about everyone mind their own business? Syria needs to resolve their own issues. Outside forces can not resolve the issue, it must be resolved internally.

Dec 29, 2012 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
grasspress wrote:

‘”If the only alternative is really hell or a political process, then all of us must work ceaselessly for a political process,” Brahimi said….’

i’m sure this statement will have little affect on people who have been living in ‘hell’ for the past 21 months.

and after stalin, milosovich, and now assad, the russians are just like so many other hegemonic nations (including the usa and israel): they never seem to learn.

Dec 29, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:


“Suppose we implement the harshest sanction we possibly can and Iran still refuses our main demand, which is to stop enriching uranium even if it is used only for electrical power.”

You don’t need to enrich Uranium beyond 3.5% for power. Iran is enriching beyond 20% for “medical purposes”. It takes 95% though for a proper nuke, but you could do a dirty bomb at 20%. Still though, they aren’t just doing it for power. Personally, I wish we just picked up and left that region of the world. Let them all kill themselves.

Dec 29, 2012 3:17pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

Acccording to Al Manar(it’s not in the lying and propaganda business),

“Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in a meeting with Arab journalists, researchers and public figures that was held recently in Doha, expressed a bitter mood of disappointment over the ongoing events in the battlefield in Syria. He added that Syria proved its steadfastness and the system beyond all expectations seems unbreakable.”

Syria is unbreakable thanks to its brave army. They are finding it out for themselves.

Dec 29, 2012 3:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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