posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 03:05 PM
The more important bit of this article comes in the following quote:
Bogdanov said Assad had promised Moscow he would step aside if he lost in an election.
"Assad told us himself. But I don't know how sincere he is," Bogdanov said. "But he clearly told us that if the people didn't want him, and if they
chose a different leader in an election, he would go."
The article also states that Russia still opposes any military intervention in Syria, and that it still believes in a peaceful resolution, if the West
applies pressure to the rebel side in order to cease combat.
However, I don't know if this will work out, considering for how long the situation has been developing and the number of casualties on both sides.
If these comments are correct and true, what will be Assad's terms for an acceptable election? This might be a sign of hope, but it can also become
Let's just imagine that there is an election in Syria, but one of the sides claims that the election was manipulated by the other, or by foreign
influences. Won't that make the civil war even worst?
I can't tell if this is a good or bad thing.
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