With the Geneva II peace conference on Syria likely to be the only way to end the more than two-and-a-half-years of Syria’s conflict, definitely as determined by the U.S. and Russia, maintaining the status quo, if not failure, is the least that can be said about the outcomes of the long-delayed high-level meeting.
Why this gloominess?
The U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been urging the reluctant opposition leaders to take part in the peace negotiations with the regime, has given no guarantees to alleviate their concerns except for the same “rhetorical” assertions of support.Raed Omari
The U.S. has granted no “political coverage” to the helpless Syrian opposition whatsoever – meaning accreditation and diplomatic recognition – and yet insisting on its attendance of the Geneva conference to sit down at a negotiating table with the arrogant and “armed to the teeth” Syrian regime and their die-hard allies, Russia and Iran. It is a pitiful situation.
No ‘strategic breakthrough’
The U.S. proving day over day that it has no major stake in Syria