Syria says ready to talk with armed opposition

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fromthecenter wrote:

Does anyone really believe that there is more then one outcome possible from this civil war?

Feb 25, 2013 7:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

If my army was as bad as the Syrian National I would want talks too…

Feb 25, 2013 9:26am EST  --  Report as abuse
MetalHead8 wrote:

“Syria says ready to talk with armed opposition” Syria has said this before

Feb 25, 2013 10:13am EST  --  Report as abuse
bobber1956 wrote:

When they start calling the Rebels the Syrian Army/Government then we know there has been progress…..just a matter of time. Assad-one shot one kill. Game over!

Feb 25, 2013 10:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“But the opposition has said any political solution must be based on the removal of Assad…”

This is washington’s regime change position as expressed by Hillary clinton in Geneva. Unless washington and opposition are the same.

It failed to achieve it militarily. Syrian government won’t be stupid to offer regime change to washington on a silver plate.

Feb 25, 2013 10:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

You can see that Yacoub Oweis, Oliver Holmes and Erika Salomon did not take part in this propaganda-free article.

Feb 25, 2013 10:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
gowintec wrote:

Assad will be removed one way or another by the end of this year. That’s not propaganda that’s the facts. The time is running out for him and his supporters, either he will be brought to end by his own people or the world itself.

Feb 25, 2013 2:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

There’s no such state anymore, since the Assad dynasty’s regime that was in power in the country called Syria is no longer a legitimate ruler, both for the Syrians themselves and for most countries in the world, except Iran…
Having said that, Assad is still the leader of the Alawi clan, and his main concern is, or should be, to prevent the Sunni majority’s militias from massacring Alawis in great numbers once the transfer of power in the state is fully executed.
The danger of Alawis being massacred by Sunnis should be a priority for everyone, including the US, EU, UN, Arab League, etc., even if the fighting in Syria goes on for many months, or even years, like it was the case in Lebanon and Yugoslavia.

Feb 25, 2013 3:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Fromkin wrote:

“Assad will be removed one way or another by the end of this year. That’s not propaganda that’s fact”

This statement is derived from ignorance and is proof that some people are unequipped to make intelligent comments….I feel compelled to help.

Something that doesn’t exist and that you predict to happen CANNOT be FACT. It’s simply a prediction which may or may not happen. It also can be a product of illusions from a delusional mind.

Now I put the chance of your prediction happening at 20% based on the FACTS on the ground over the last two years.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the meaning of FACT since you have a tendency to dismiss knowledge:

“A fact (derived from the Latin factum, see below) is something that has really occurred or is actually the case. The usual test for a statement of fact is verifiability, that is whether it can be proven to correspond to experience. Standard reference works are often used to check facts. Scientific facts are verified by repeatable experiments.”

Feb 25, 2013 4:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gowintec wrote:

Assad will be removed, that you can count on. If not in days, weeks, months or years, it is FACT that Assad, along with other ruthless rulers will pay a hefty price for their injustice and their pouring out of innocent blood. That I know is more than a 20% percent chance, that is 100% true. Don’t be arrogant and think who is standing will not fall soon. It will not just be Syria.

Feb 25, 2013 5:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mcanterel wrote:

@gowintec, here is an actual FACT, you, yes, even you, can verify: millions of Syrians loath the so-called “rebels”, these Western sponsored and Saudi-Qatari paid and armed mercenaries.

And here is another fact: the opposition in exile (the ones being fed at the feet of their Turkish and Wester masters) do not want to eliminate Syrians from running in the upcoming elections.

You know why, wiseguy? Why is it so important for the foreign sponsors to eliminate a few Syrians from office, at the cost of destroying the state, the country, and killing thousands of Syrians? Because they care about democracy in Syria? Who, Saudi Arabia? Because they care about women rights? Who, Qatar? Because the care about minorities, religious freedoms, freedom of expression? Who, these thuggish family-based dictatorships called Gulf states?

What’s the matter with you? Blinded by hate?

Feb 25, 2013 5:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kenradke11 wrote:

Disparate rebel fighters, who do not answer to Alkhatib or other politicians in exile, insist Assad must go before any talks start.
I am in total agreement on this one. Assad has lost the battle but he is too stuborn to bow out. He will pay the price either with his life to he will rot behind bars for the rest of his natural wretched life. He is a cold blooded murderer of is own device, a loser and a madman. Get the demented man out NOW!!!

Feb 25, 2013 7:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Slammy wrote:

The Syrian army allows anti air and scud missiles to be captured and cannot stop suicide bombers from killing their top generals… and these guys are expected to stay in power? Ok…

Feb 25, 2013 7:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
mcanterel wrote:

kenradke11 and Slammy, two of the few remaining believers in the AEI operation that went pfffft.

Feb 26, 2013 8:01am EST  --  Report as abuse
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