World View: Plans for Syria 'Peace Conference' in Geneva Collapse
- Plans for Syria 'peace conference' in Geneva collapse
- U.S. intelligence suggests that Syria is hiding chemical
Plans for Syria 'peace conference' in Geneva collapse
Bashar al-Assad (Gulf News)
Plans for an international "peace conference" on the war in Syria
collapsed on Tuesday. The peace conference was originally the idea of
the Obama administration and the Russians, who, in May, proposed the
conference for June. With one delay after another, it was hoped that
the peace conference would be held in November. But with Tuesday's
announcement, the conference will be postponed to next year.
When making the announcement, U.N./Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi
- that an average of 6,000 people per day leave Syria to become
refugees in neighboring countries;
- that more than 9 million people are directly suffering, either as
IDPs (internally displaced persons) within Syria, or as refugees in
- that the international community is already paying $4-6 billion
per month, and doesn't want to pay more;
- that United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon is "getting
impatient" with the war, and wants it to end.
And so we have Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov saying,
"There's no military solution to this war; we must find a diplomatic
solution." Meanwhile, Russia is pouring heavy weapons into Syria for
al-Assad's army to use in mutilating and massacring innocent
And we have al-Assad, who has been starving and bombing innocent
civilians, using Russian weapons, because he
wants to gain as much military advantage as possible for leverage
during any peace conference. His adviser says that al-Assad should
not step down, because once peace is at hand, then the Syrian people
(the ones whom al-Assad hasn't yet had a chance to kill) will decide
whether he should step down. According to his adviser: "Whatever the
Syrians agree to is fine but there should be no foreign or regional
interference in the will of the Syrian people."
And we have U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who says, "There's no
military solution to this war; we must find a diplomatic solution."
Kerry has been sucking up to the Russians after a series of
flip-flops by President Obama, indirectly supporting al-Assad's
genocidal massacre of his own people. Beyond that, there's no
coherent strategy that I can discern to what the Obama administration
is doing in foreign policy, and Kerry just travels from place to
place, saying one dumb thing after another.
Thanks to the psychopathic behavior by al-Assad, fully and
enthusiastically supported by the Russians and indirectly supported by
the Obama administration, Syria has become a magnet for al-Qaeda
linked jihadists from Pakistan, Algeria, Dagestan, and other regions.
The result is Syria has two different opposition forces -- the
original Syrian "rebels," and the jihadists.
So what would be the outcome of a peace conference if it did occur?
Would the al-Qaeda linked jihadists stop fighting? Would al-Assad
Let's remember how this all started. Two and a half years ago, there were
peaceful demonstrations by people asking for greater political
freedom. There were no jihadists, and the demonstrators had no
weapons. Al-Assad responding by slaughtering the innocent civilian
protesters with guns and tanks and missiles.
If there were a peace conference and everyone stopped shooting, but
the Syria people started peacefully demonstrating again, would
al-Assad not slaughter them this time?
So we have Lavrov, Kerry, and others saying, "There's no military
solution to this war; we must find a diplomatic solution." They
repeated this over and over, like Howdy Doody singing "It's Howdy
Doody time! It's Howdy Doody time!" over and over and over.
And so we have the United States of America, the greatest nation in
the history of the world, the world's policeman since World War II,
under the Barack Obama administration subordinating itself to and
conspiring with the Russians to allow the psychopathic al-Assad to
commit genocide. That's what it's come to. Reuters and Bloomberg and BBC
U.S. intelligence suggests that Syria is hiding chemical weapons
Secretary of State John Kerry has repeatedly congratulated Russia
on having a positive, cooperative approach to Syria, and Kerry has
repeatedly said he's "very pleased" with Syria's positive, cooperative
approach to the chemical weapons inspectors. I'm sure that Kerry's
reassuring remarks have left the world anxiety-free over al-Assad's
weapons of mass destruction. After all, al-Assad has repeatedly lied
about his genocidal behavior and is still lying about having used
chemical weapons on innocent civilians, even though United Nations
inspectors presented evidence that proves that al-Assad used those
weapons. But Kerry's remarks removed all concerns.
So now U.S. intelligence is indicated that the al-Assad regime did not
fully declare all its chemical weapons after all, and that it wants to
keep some chemical weapons and also wants to keep factories where
chemical weapons could be manufactured.
Wow! What a surprise! Who could have seen this coming after all those
reassuring statements by Kerry? CNN
KEYS: Generational Dynamics, Syria, Bashar al-Assad,
Lakhdar Brahimi, Sergei Lavrov, Russia, Ban Ki-moon,
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