posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 10:14 AM
Well, sports fans, how would you feel to know the whole show could have been called off and just faded away with a rather anticlimactic ending a year
or more ago?
If Syria had settled down ...SO MUCH MORE would have settled right down with it. Amazing to read this, if true....and I've been on Hot Air for a few
years now. They aren't known by any means for carrying fabrications, as a side note.
So says Michael Hirsh at National Journal, reporting that former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan had all but brokered a deal between the US,
Russia, and Syria to have Bashar al-Assad abdicate in favor of free elections. At the time, Hillary Clinton signed a communique to Annan along with
Sergei Lavrov on the deal for a political “transition,” as they termed it. Almost immediately thereafter, though, Clinton and Barack Obama
undermined it with new demands for Assad’s unilateral ouster, and Susan Rice demanded a Chapter 7 resolution at the UN, effectively ending the
What the heck?? I recall that series of events but I couldn't have guessed the backdealing duplicity behind them. I'm thinking back and I believe some
mention was made about how certain things didn't seem to make sense. Now, does this supply 'the rest of the story' to bring sense for some of what we
DID see in the public?
All of which should prompt a reexamination of the first Geneva conference in the summer of 2012, on which Kerry’s new push for peace is based.
According to some officials involved, perhaps the greatest tragedy of Syria is that, some 80,000 lives ago, President Obama might have had within his
grasp a workable plan to end the violence, one that is far less possible now. But amid the politics of the 2012 presidential election—when GOP
nominee Mitt Romney regularly accused Obama of being “soft”—the administration did little to make it work and simply took a hard line against
Assad, angering the special U.N. Syria envoy, Kofi Annan, and prompting the former U.N. secretary-general to quit, according to several officials
Source: Hot Air
The article is a long one with the first quote here being from Hot Air's commentary and the second from the inset quotes of original material their
story is based from. It's a lengthy piece and I can't do justice to it here by the legal quote limits. Not on this one.
I'd encourage everyone to go read the full piece, if interested, and I'd love to hear what people think.
This is just outrageous...but also quite easy to see for how it happened in the sheer chaos and urgency of the 2012 Election. That was like no
election I've seen in my 4 decades of life. Never. Nothing remotely like it for the vicious drive of both sides to win at ANY cost, over ANYBODY it
required to go down in the process.
Could Syrian Peace have been sacrificed for 4 more years in power?
edit on 5-10-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)