Fri Jun 15, 2012, 07:35 AM
dipsydoodle (33,175 posts)
UN says Syrian sides 'lack willingness' for peace
Source: BBC News
The head of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) says there appears to be a "lack of willingness" on both sides to see a peaceful transition.
Maj-Gen Robert Mood said violence had intensified over the past 10 days, resulting in losses for the government and opposition, and putting his unarmed UN observers at "significant risk".
The Norwegian said there was a "push towards advancing military positions".
Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18456852
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UN says Syrian sides 'lack willingness' for peace (Original post)
Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)
Fri Jun 15, 2012, 10:38 AM
Igel (17,637 posts)
2. "Both sides."
"Assad doesn't want peace" is the old theme.
"Neither side wants peace" is the new information.
The rebels wanted what amounts to a hothouse revolution. An armed revolution where they're protected from as much resistance as possible, encouraged, funded, watered and manured regularly, to grow however they want. All the perks, none of the interference.
While talking peace and demanding that others deal with the nasty, evil Assad they took over towns. While talking peace and demanding that others deal with the nasty, evil Assad they armed themselves.
They got us to like a double-standard. Assad's supporters do something bad--Assad is obviously the puppeteer. Rebels' supporters do something bad--well, what can you say, obviously it's impossible to have absolute control in what amounts to a war zone and you can't be responsible for each person's actions.
We even hear contradictory stories, where it's suspicious that security folk and ambulances from Assad's government show up within minutes of an attack in Assad-controlled territory and it's vile that security folk and ambulances from Assad's government don't show up when there's some attack in rebel-controlled territory. It's precisely what we expect, but it's somehow deemed wrong and indicative of war crimes.
Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)
Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:51 PM
LiberalLovinLug (2,059 posts)
3. Everyone has known that since the beginning
Other than the politicians. (Of course they did know but pretend that Assad will suddenly see the light and beg forgiveness and spend the rest of his days making up for his brutality, in order to either milk weapons contracts ie. Russia, or avoid spending $ defending civilians as long as they can (other western nations).
This will end in the two ways it always does. Assad will kill as many rebels and civilians as he can before he either:
1. Stubbornly refuses to give up his power and ends up with a knife up his wazoo like Kadaffi, or hanged like Saddam.
2. Escapes in time and lives the rest of his days comfortably in some tropical paradise mansion.
But then we all knew Saddam had no WMDs and was no threat to the U.S. long before Washington admitted it as well.