Sunday, February 24, 2013

White House Still Searching For A Negotiated Settlement To The Conflict

U.S. Condemns Scud Attack In Syria, Invites Opposition For Talks -- Reuters

he United States condemned a Syrian army Scud missile attack that killed dozens of people on Friday in the city of Aleppo, and invited the Syrian opposition for talks on finding a negotiated settlement to the conflict.

A State Department statement said the attack on a district of Aleppo and other assaults such as strikes on city blocks and a field hospital were "the latest demonstrations of the Syrian regime's ruthlessness and its lack of compassion for the Syrian people it claims to represent."

The statement, released on Saturday, could help placate the main Syrian opposition grouping, which turned down invitations to visit Washington and Moscow to protest what it described as international silence over the destruction of the historic city of Aleppo by government missile strikes.

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Update #1: Syria peace talks effort stalls -- L.A. Times
Update #2: Syria conflict: opposition coalition pulls out of talks -- BBC

My Comment: The rebels are probably going to attend .... but it is easy to sense that after two years of civil war they getting tired of these meetings and diplomatic talk. What they want right now are weapons to overthrow the Syrian regime, and it appears that some countries are now supplying them with these resources.

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