Must Read By Walid al-Moallem - Syria Foreign Minister
"...Today, in this gathering of Arab and Western powers, we are presented with a simple choice: we can choose to fight terrorism and extremism together and to start a new political process, or you can continue to support terrorism in Syria. Let us reject and isolate the black hands and the false faces, which publicly smile but covertly feed terrorist ideology, striking Syria today, but ultimately spreading to infect us all. This is the moment of truth and destiny; let us rise to the challenge..." Continue
By Daniel McAdams
"US Secretary of State John Kerry's delusions continued as he arrived in Montreux, Switzerland to open the "Geneva II" talks on the ongoing conflict in Syria... Kerry proceeded to bully and blunder his way through the pre-opening of the conference.
"We need to deal with reality here," Kerry said on the eve of the conference. "Bashar Assad will not be part of that transition government."
At least "regime change" was the US interpretation of the Geneva I Communique issued after that conference in 2012.
However the US appears to be purposely misinterpreting the statement made after the Geneva I conference.
According to the Communique signed after that conference, there is no demand that Assad must leave office. At most, the agreement calls for:
The establishment of a transitional governing body which can establish a neutral environment in which the transition can take place. That means that the transitional governing body would exercise full executive powers. It could include members of the present government and the opposition and other groups and shall be formed on the basis of mutual consent.
If anyone is violating the letter and spirit of the Geneva Communique, it is the US/Saudi side. The US government demanding that Assad must go clearly violates this statement in the Communique:
The sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria must be respected.
Therefore if any country should be disqualified from participation in Geneva II on the basis of refusing to observe to the Communique issued at the end of Geneva I, it should be the US and any other nation demanding the overthrow of the current Syrian government as a pre-condition to further talks...
By Brandon Turbeville
"...Qatar is the sponsor of the report. Qatar is, one of the major sponsors of the Syrian invasion (aka the Syrian “rebels”) and has played a massively important role in financing, training, arming, and directing the death squads..." Continue
By Tony Cartalucci
"...The ongoing conflict in Syria was engineered by the West and its regional allies as far back as 2007, revealed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his article, The Redirection: Is the Administration's new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism? which prophetically stated (emphasis added):