He who listens to some of the Syrian opposition leaders’ conditions for attending the Geneva II conference can tell how distant they are from the difficult political reality. One of them announced a list of demands and said those organizing the Geneva II conference must fulfill these demands if they want the opposition to participate. One of these conditions is that the regime must admit its crimes and mistakes and that the international community must commit to punishing it.
If the regime accepts that and if the world desires to fight it, the conference would not be held in the first place. The situation would have thus required no more than a tent to meet in. Like the Safwan tent in which Saddam Hussein’s leaders met with the alliance forces’ leaders to sign on the dotted line of surrender. The Geneva II conference is, however, a conference where superpower and regional countries, the Syrian regime and the opposition will meet to search for a formula to end the war.
Bargaining chips and the lack thereof
The truth is, ever since Ahmad al-Jarba was elected head of the coalition, we’ve witnessed a decrease in political disputes among this rather splintered frontAbdulrahman al-Rashed