Issue: Syria, an International Failure?

After 3 weeks of talks, Syria’s 3-year-old war is headed for more bombings and sufferings for the Syrian people.. and so the apology from Lakhdar Brahimi, “I am very, very sorry, and I apologize to the Syrian people that their hopes were very, very high that something will happen here.

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Oh, what a pity for Brahimi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. One could sense that they really want this civil war to end, especially of course, the Syrian people themselves but what can we do (??) – everything has just been a merry-go-round with no end in sight.

While Syria blames the U.S. for “creating a negative environment”, the U.S. is blaming Russia for allowing Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to stay in power; and Russia? Well…

Talks has simply been empty. As we have discussed last January 29, there should be definiteness in their meetings for something to really happen. But, there’s even no timetable on when these talks would end. Can you imagine attending a meeting with no real end?? They should think and act as how Leaders should. So far, they’re just content “finger-pointing” – is that how leaders should be? This is no joke. And in fact, it’s getting to be sickening to hear all their rants. Act.

Make a take-it-or-leave-it deal.

Remember? Let Assad continue to stay in power for the meantime… but if there’s no ceasefire, access to humanitarian aid, and an agreed upon elections then it’s time for military intervention by world powers. Put this on paper.

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As it is, it seems like the “world” powers are just scared (??) more than worried of an escalation. Hey, you’re world powers, right? Yes, who wants war?? But to end bloodshed, suffering and yes, costs, a swift military victory is crucial.
What, worried of Syria’s allies and the Arab world? Well, that’s the key. More than just identifying who the friends of Assad are, know who likes and does not like that the Syrian people suffer. See.. for crimes against humanity, when diplomacy has become a drag, you should not worry about retaliating militarily anymore. Or are we first waiting for the death toll to reach a million?

What’s your take?

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