Did she like the gift?
Officials fail to break Syria deadlock
Senior officials from major powers and regional players failed on Friday to overcome differences on a plan for political transition in SyriaNine against two- Which means Russia and China are staying the course.
Russian diplomats told Reuters after the meeting that Moscow could not agree to a political solution imposed on Syria.
China also has resisted attempts to impose solutions on Assad, but Russia is seen as the bigger obstacle to ousting him. One Western diplomat, leaving the meeting, said it was still "nine against two".
Russia proposed changes on Thursday to Annan's plan for a national unity government in Syria, despite initially supporting it, but the United States, Britain and France rejected the amendments, Western diplomats said.Russia has not once, from anything I have ever read, supported the ouster of Assad. The Russian position, to date, has always been that Syria's leadership is the choice of the Syrian people. Their stance has always been the same. It is not about supporting Assad, it is about the Syrian people choosing.
The suggested changes are related to Moscow's refusal to support the ouster of Assad.
Assad said "We will not accept any non-Syrian, non-national model, whether it comes from big countries or friendly countries. No one knows how to solve Syria's problems as well as we do"For Assad to make this statement, very firm, very sure, suggests he has the support necessary to make just such a statement.
Russia: International talks on the Syria conflict should pursue a formula for a political transition but must not decide whether President Bashar al-Assad is barred from a possible national unity government.
Lavrov: "We do not support and cannot support any kind of meddling from outside, the imposition of recipes. This applies to the fate of Bashar al-Assad. It, this fate, must be decided by the Syrians, the Syrian people themselves"
How the media can spin this as Lavrov supporting the removal of Assad is beyond belief ?
Not really though, it is the main stream media . The main stream media can turn "shit into Shinola"
What will the meeting in Geneva bring?
Or what may go on outside of the meeting?
War? Would the Euro cup provide a distraction for the start of war?