So here we go.....Washington Post:
Here is the headline-Clinton, Russian foreign minister to meet on Syria
In a potential sign that Russia’s support of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be softening, Moscow’s top diplomat will meet jointly Thursday with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the United Nations envoy for Syria, a senior State Department official said.Then there is the rest of it
The State Department official gave no exact agenda for the session among Clinton, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. The official requested anonymity in talking about the meeting, because the hastily arranged three-way session will be private
No exact agenda
But the U.S. goal was clear. A stronger U.N. mandate would put further pressure on Assad to step down
Russia is extremely unlikely to back any military action against Syria, and U.S. officials say military action is not their goal.
The US says military action is not their goal? Come on!! Military action on the part of the US and other’s has been ongoing since 2011.
Stronger U.N. condemnation of Assad could help Russia persuade Assad that he cannot hold out. It was not clear, however, that Lavrov has any such intention.
If it is not clear that Lavrov has any intention of persuading Assad he cannot hold out, why open the article spinning a “softening”?
Thursday’s meeting, on the sidelines of a gathering of the election-monitoring Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, comes at Brahimi’s invitation.
Brahimi has called for world powers to issue a U.N. Security Council resolution based on a deal they reached in Geneva in June to set up a transitional government in a bid to end the bloodshed in Syria. The document called for a transitional administration but did not specify what role, if any, Assad would have.
Talk of asylum and accountability from the US, for what it’s worth. And, that ain’t worth much!
The State Department said it couldn’t vouch for the sincerity of the Assad asylum offers and noted that they raise serious questions of accountability for abuses committed by his government.State Department Toner "We want to see Assad gone yesterday"
If Assad leaves Syria, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said, the United States would insist on his being held accountable for “the horrible abuses he has committed against his own people.”
“No one is getting a free pass here,” Toner said. “We want to see Assad gone yesterday. We want to see a peaceful political transition take place, [and] Assad has no credibility in that process. He has to go, but there are issues of accountability that have to be addressed.”
Hell, last year would have been better. Can it be made anymore clearer? The US, Israel and partners in destruction want Assad gone. Not the Syrian people.
No one is getting a free pass? Except for the US, Turkey, Israel etc.,
No accountability for the human rights abuses and mass casualties brought on by those nations leaders.
Makdissi get’s a mention. Clearly there was not a defection
United States had received numerous reports that Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi, who disappeared this week, is currently in London.
If Makdissi has defected, Toner said ....
Makdissi has “disappeared”. If he has disappeared how is it known he is in London?
But a British official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press that it was unlikely Makdissi was in London.
If he has defected? If he did, wouldn’t the US know? Of course they would.
Perhaps Makdissi was killed by the mercs? And the NATO nations are spinning defection?
Let's see what unfolds after this meeting
My take on this meeting? Highly doubtful that Brahimi requested this meeting. I wonder if this news report had anything to do with this sudden meeting ?
Thanks to my anonymous linkie person, who left this tidbit in the comment section of yesterday’s post!
Media reports revealed on Wednesday Russia's intention to provide the Syrian administration with Iskander Missiles in the face of the U.S. Patriots, which highlighted the international powers' division over the Syrian issue.
Let’s all be realistic. The US does not attack any nation that can put up a good fight.
The US and it’s chicken hawk coalition partners prey on the weak. Iraq. Libya. Afghanistan.
Syria has so far put up a dam good fight. If Russia was indeed intending to provide Iskander Missiles.... the NATO bullies would have a much harder time of taking down Syria
Lastly: Clearly Syria get’s it. A conspiracy to create a false flag to justify intervention.
It’s that obvious!!Syria says chemical scare "pretext for intervention"
Western powers are whipping up fears of a fateful move to the use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war as a "pretext for intervention", President Bashar al-Assad's deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.
"In fact, we fear a conspiracy ... by the United States and some European states, which might have supplied such weapons to terrorist organizations in Syria, in order to claim later that Syria is the one that used these weapons," he said on Lebanon's Al Manar television, the voice of Hezbollah.
"We fear there is a conspiracy to provide a pretext for any subsequent interventions in Syria by these countries that are increasing pressure on Syria."
Hilary is looking scarier then ever. Rumours swirl that she will take a run for presidency in 2016.