"A week of UN-brokered peace talks between Syria's opposition and government has failed to achieve any tangible results, Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Friday. "I regret to tell you that we have not reached tangible results during this week," he told reporters after the closed-door negotiations wrapped up in Geneva. Muallem blamed a "lack of maturity and seriousness" on the part of the rival delegation, which he claimed had sought to "implode" the peace negotiations. "They acted as if we had wanted to come here for one hour and hand over everything to them. It's indicative of the illusions that they are living under," he said. Muallem spoke after UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said he aimed to bring the two sides back to the table for a new round of talks from February 10. " pl
Why? Why "bring the two sides back" Why? The result will be the same, so why do it again? The various rebel factions are fighting each other. They will be doing the same thing in the future. Perhaps the goal is to persist in this futility in the hope that eventually a pretext can be found that will persuade the american people that air attacks in Syria are a good idea. In similar fashion there is now "log rolling" for the notion that Syria is failing to cooperate in the removal of chemical agents and precursor chemicals from its territory.
BTW, does anyone here believe that it would be a good idea to extradite the Knox woman to Italy?