Date set for multi-nation conference on Syria
An international conference aimed at ending Syria's two-and-a-half year civil war will be held in Geneva on Nov. 23 and 24, according to an announcement by the Arab League chief on Sunday. However, it is unclear if any of Syria’s opposition groups, which have become increasingly divided, will attend. Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby made the announcement at a news conference at the pan-Arab organization's headquarters in the Egyptian capital, Cairo after talks with the Arab League-U.N. envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi.
The proposed conference will attempt to convince Syria's rival sides to agree on a transitional government based on a plan adopted in Geneva in June 2012.
But the fate of the conference is up in the air, as Syria’s fractured opposition has fought with the international community over how to best address the ongoing conflict, which has so far left 100,000 people dead and created more than 2 million refugees.
Syrian opposition groups immediately criticized Sunday’s plan, saying they were not consulted. They said they could not accept any negotiations that allowed for the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to remain as head of state in any transitional period.
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Hopefully the opposition groups come to their senses and actually sit down at this conference. If they dont show up this is going to go nowhere.
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Re: Date set for multi-nation conference on Syria
cannot see the jihadists/foreign fighters/mujahideen/proxys, and the rest of the gang sitting at any table.
This is "Geneva2" (Geneva 1 never happened, derailed by Obma's blathering on Assad strikes), and i think the idea is to get the major players at least
( the Shia /Sunni regional states) along with the major powers (Russia/US) to at least hammer out some kind of framework to try to settle the killing down.
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And we haven't even started to think about the humanitarian crisis, or rebuilding..