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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:42 PM

 

Syrian Vice President Says Army Can't Win

Source: AP

Syria's vice president has acknowledged that the army cannot defeat the rebel forces trying to topple the regime and called for a negotiated settlement to save the country from ruin.

The rare, candid comments by Farouk al-Sharaa, a longtime close aide to President Bashar Assad's family, suggested his embattled regime may be contemplating an exit strategy as rebel forces move closer to the capital Damascus. He spoke in an interview published Monday by Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.

"I don't see that what the security forces and army units are doing will lead to a definitive victory," al-Sharaa was quoted as saying in the interview conducted in Damascus.

"All these opposition forces can only conclude the battle to topple the regime if their goal is to push the country into chaos and a cycle of violence that has no end," he added.

Al-Sharaa pushed for a negotiated political settlement that includes the formation of a national unity government with wide jurisdiction.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/syrian-vice-president-army-win-17997724#.UM9X1uXCuaE

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UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 OP
muriel_volestrangler Dec 2012 #1
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #2
Dokkie Dec 2012 #4
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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

1. Kick (nt)

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:14 PM

2. A negotiated political settlement vs. more bloody civil war.

How many dead Syrians is worth it to get rid of Assad?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:30 PM

4. Every single living Syria civilian

 

just as long as the rebels can have their Islamic state. And believe me, there is no negotiating with them, Assad would have to do his best to take them out with him. Like my mom used to say "he who said his mother is not going to sleep, he is not going to sleep"

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:23 PM

3. THE CRACK IS GETTING BIGGER

 

How many more weeks will it be before another RIGHT WING NUT is GONE???

The GOP hates it when one their own is taken out of power. This gives them less home of contaminating this planet with their greedy hateful terrorism.

It looks like 2013 will see one less dictator on this planet. The other dictators will be on notice that people can do the right thing.

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