GENEVA: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologized to the Syrian people for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended on Saturday with little more than an agreement to meet again.Why don't they apologize for not promoting the idea of using military force to take down the jihadists running amok in the country now, and Assad's own government for being the dictatorship it is? Both warring sides, unfortunately, are as evil as they come, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't both be struck down as part of an effort to change the culture there for the better.
As it became clear that the talks had not even broached the subject of a change of leadership in Syria, both France and Britain, who back the opposition, blamed President Bashar al-Assad for the impasse.
Underlining the gaping rift that remains between the sides, anti-government negotiators and a diplomat said Syria's government had added opposition delegates to a "terrorist list" and had seized their assets.
"I am very, very sorry and I apologize to the Syrian people ... their hopes ... were very, very high here, that something will happen here," Brahimi told journalists.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
UN MEDIATOR THINKS DISCUSSION WILL STOP JIHAD IN SYRIA
The Times of India says that the UN is apologizing to Syrians for unsuccessful "peace talks":
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