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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:20 PM

Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government

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Source: CNN

Syria's vice president is calling for a "historic settlement" of the country's civil war and the creation of a national unity government, according to an interview with a Lebanese newspaper to be published Monday.

"The solution has to be Syrian, but through a historic settlement, which would include the main regional countries, and the members of the U.N. Security Council," newspaper al-Akhbar quoted Vice President Farouq al-Sharaa as saying in excerpts released Sunday.

Al-Sharaa, who also once acted as Syria's foreign minister, noted that neither the rebels nor government has the military ability to reach what he called "a conclusive end."

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Al-Sharaa, a Sunni Muslim in a government dominated by the country's Alawite minority, was rumored to have defected to Jordan in August, but he later resurfaced in Damascus.




Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/16/world/meast/syria-civil-war/index.html



I'm guessing that "Unity" isn't on the table for either side...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:26 PM

1. Sounds like Assad is getting nervous.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:34 PM

2. Could be too late for that.

The Egyptian military had the right idea (for their own self preservation) - they pushed President Mubarak aside pretty swiftly and came to an accommodation with the opposition.

The Gaddafi regime in Libya, on the other hand, stuck it out to the bitter end, and that didn't go too well for them.

If there is a medium between these two extremes, then now is the time to go for it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014340007 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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