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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 08:57 AM

Cameron would agree to safe passage out of Syria for Assad

Source: Guardian

Britain would be prepared to allow Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, to be given safe passage to a third country, it has emerged, as fears rise that a prolonged conflict will fuel extremism.

In remarks released as David Cameron arrived in Saudi Arabia a country that is a strong supporter of the Syrian opposition the prime minister said he would agree to "anything" to see Assad removed from power.

Britain is usually wary of allowing leaders accused of war crimes to be granted a safe haven on the grounds that they should face international justice. But Cameron, who indicated that Britain would not facilitate Assad's passage out of Syria, said he was determined to see Assad removed. There are fears that extremism will flourish if the conflict continues.

Asked on al-Arabiya television what he would say if Assad demanded safe passage, the prime minister said: "Done. Anything, anything to get that man out of the country and to have a safe transition in Syria.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/06/cameron-safe-passage-syria-assad

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Reply Cameron would agree to safe passage out of Syria for Assad (Original post)
dipsydoodle Nov 2012 OP
bemildred Nov 2012 #1
BouzoukiKing Nov 2012 #4
bemildred Nov 2012 #2
Kolesar Nov 2012 #3
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riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #6

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:11 AM

1. Quick, call Assange.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:20 AM

4. Truly.

What a maggot Cameron is...

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:13 AM

2. But seriously, I had no idea this was any of Cameron's business.

So I suppose he is just being nice to the King on his visit there.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 09:29 AM

3. One of the Aleutian Islands? Lots of sun--for half of the year

"Cameron, who will discuss Saudi Arabia's fears about the Iranian nuclear programme, will use the visit to press the king to place a second order for the Eurofighter Typhoon jets. Saudi Arabia has already acquired 72 of the aircraft.

Britain is hoping to secure sales of an extra 100 Eurofighters across the Gulf. This would be worth 6bn to British firms."

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:38 PM

5. They'll agree to let Assad have safe passage but won't let Assange go to Ecuador's Swedish embassy??





Doesn't THAT put things in perspective!!

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. How did I miss this yesterday?

And more importantly, how did the anti-Assange contingent miss this?

Unbelievable hypocrisy.

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