Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Farcical Upcoming Syria Peace Talks

Farcical Upcoming Syria Peace Talks

by Stephen Lendman

They’re repeatedly delayed, UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari to head Syria’s delegation. It’s unknown who’ll represent opposition groups, if they’ll show up or when.

US/Saudi-backed so-called High Negotiations Committee (HNC) terrorist groups are involved - maintaining unacceptable preconditions, dooming talks before they begin.

Scheduled for late January, they never got started, were suspended on February 3, rescheduled for March 7, delayed until March 9, now pushed back to March 14.

Whether they’ll begin at all is anyone’s guess. Most important is the futility of talks with terrorists committed to Syria’s destruction - rejecting peace, wanting war continued until they prevail.

Security Council Resolution 2254 calling for ceasefire and diplomatic conflict resolution by Syrians alone accomplished nothing, a worthless exercise.

Conflict rages. Washington wants war, not peace, upcoming talks if ever begin orchestrated to fail. Chances for accomplishing anything positive are virtually nil.

Syrian policy is forthright and firm, fully in accord with international law. On Monday, Assad political advisor Bouthiana Shaaban said our commitment “is (to) our country, people…territorial integrity and independence…”

“(N)obody (will) change it,” she stressed. Syria remains committed to eliminate the scourge of terrorism, restore security, and serve the interests of its people, free from foreign interference.

“(T)here is no contradiction between” Damascus and Moscow, both committed to achieving the same goals, Shaaban stressed.

Relations between both countries are longstanding and strong. Chances for conflict resolution any time soon are virtually nil.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."


Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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