Syria: Why Geneva talks will not work.

On the surface it looks good that finally there is the opportunity to get the Syrian government and the opposition to sit down and talk. Iran have also been invited since they are basically in control of the Syrian government and are running the war. So what is the sticking point?

The main sticking point is Iran which is now in control of the Syrian government. Iran’s plans do not include giving up their glove puppet, Bashar al Assad or those closest to him. From everything that I understand, the rebels are prepared to talk to certain elements of the regime but there is a core of about 50 people who they feel are responsible for the massacre of innocent civilians, with these the rebels have no desire to negotiate, they need this core to step down as a final result of any international negotiations.

The talks in their current form are seen as only buying time for Bashar al Assad rather than being a serious forum to negotiate an end to a conflict that is making so many people suffer.

So the date set for the talks. Will they go ahead, I don’t know. But I am sure that political events are soon to get quite interesting.

Watch this space.

11 thoughts on “Syria: Why Geneva talks will not work.

    • You know for a fact that Qaeda doesn’t represent the people on the ground. The vast majority of the opposition are of the Syrian people and for the Syrian people. You are from Iraq, so you know the reality even if it doesn’t fit your view of what you want to see happen.

      • The people are fighting against the Syrian regime. Most of the regime fighters are now Iranian militia along with Hezbollah. Also Iran is paying poor Iraqi to go fight in Syria. Then there is the situation with daash, some of them are working in collaboration with the regime. The daash commander of Manbij is a Jordanian who worked at the Syrian embassy in Amman. It is all circles withing circles. But the Syrian people want their country and human rights in the same way the Iraqi people do. There is no time for sectarian division.

      • Arab spring exploded in 2011 and earlier 3 years later the Saudi and Qatar fueling the blood shed with oil money .Where is democracy /Where is Equality ? Where is the Arab brotherhood?They are divided worst than before ,they hate each other and don’t trust each other.60 years since they formed the Arab league ,for what? The lost 3 wars,and dictatorship of the Gulf States is keeping the Poor live in catastrophic poverty,so the sheiks can keep their dark ages sheikdom.

      • On this point I agree with you 100%. It is not the people in general who are divided, rather the ruling clans who have only their self interest at heart, not that of the people in general. You don’t have to go so far back in history to see how in general the people just wanted to have a quiet life, now they are not being given the chance to do this. If Sykes-Picot had not happened after the fall of the Ottoman empire then there would not be the problems we see today. Extremism would never have been able to take hold. Also the geo political games we see today make the situation worse, they take no consideration regarding the ordinary people, they are simply considered to be collateral damage.

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