A good start?

#1
Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
ABC News
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Feb. 5, 2007 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a 41-year-old doctor, is the son of the legendary Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, who negotiated with five American presidents.

Many in diplomatic circles believe that this quiet man may be the best hope for the United States to broker peace with insurgents in the Middle East.

In a significant moment, Assad told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he was ready to talk to the United States, but that it must be in public — and that because the situation was so dire, the time to talk was now.

So far, the administration has refused to engage in talks with Syria.
(includes video & transcript)

Sounds like a promising start?
 
#2
Random_Task said:
Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
ABC News
Link
Feb. 5, 2007 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a 41-year-old doctor, is the son of the legendary Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, who negotiated with five American presidents.

Many in diplomatic circles believe that this quiet man may be the best hope for the United States to broker peace with insurgents in the Middle East.

In a significant moment, Assad told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he was ready to talk to the United States, but that it must be in public — and that because the situation was so dire, the time to talk was now.

So far, the administration has refused to engage in talks with Syria.
(includes video & transcript)

Sounds like a promising start?
I doubt Random_Task. Our Israeli friends and their lobby in Washington will not allow this.
 
#3
KGB_resident said:
Random_Task said:
Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
ABC News
Link
Feb. 5, 2007 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a 41-year-old doctor, is the son of the legendary Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, who negotiated with five American presidents.

Many in diplomatic circles believe that this quiet man may be the best hope for the United States to broker peace with insurgents in the Middle East.

In a significant moment, Assad told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he was ready to talk to the United States, but that it must be in public — and that because the situation was so dire, the time to talk was now.

So far, the administration has refused to engage in talks with Syria.
(includes video & transcript)

Sounds like a promising start?
I doubt Random_Task. Our Israeli friends and their lobby in Washington will not allow this.
just on a language point here KGB watch out for the old double negatives.
I often take the p'iss out a Polish mate who uses them. He's an engineer and he very well appreciates how they are not even used in the English language let alone the maths. :thumright:

Said with respect mate, your Russian will be better than mine.
 
#4
KGB_resident said:
Random_Task said:
Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
ABC News
Link
Feb. 5, 2007 — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a 41-year-old doctor, is the son of the legendary Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad, who negotiated with five American presidents.

Many in diplomatic circles believe that this quiet man may be the best hope for the United States to broker peace with insurgents in the Middle East.

In a significant moment, Assad told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that he was ready to talk to the United States, but that it must be in public — and that because the situation was so dire, the time to talk was now.

So far, the administration has refused to engage in talks with Syria.
(includes video & transcript)

Sounds like a promising start?
I doubt Random_Task. Our Israeli friends and their lobby in Washington will not allow this.
How wonderfully refreshing to see your anti-semitic ways haven't changed. I suppose as "pogrom" is a Russian word we shouldn't be surprised.

Why not pick on the Irish too, they have a strong lobby in Washington - Bush is Irish-American after all. That must mean the Irish are responsible for the middle east crisis.

T wat.
 
#6
Before you jump on Sergey GDav , how many times have the Syrians suggested or offered to broker talks, say in the last year only to have hysterical screaming from Israel drowning out their best efforts, ably aided by bloggers, certain newspapers and lobby groups and that beacon of journalistic purity, Debka?

What has the Irish-American lobby to do with the Middle East? Though if we are to go down that route, who brought pressure to bear on the White House, to allow Adams to visit?

Let's look at the leading pro-Israel lobby group, AIPAC

A simple search of 'Syria' on the Aipac site reveals many articles, including this one

http://www.aipac.org/Publications/A...rorist_Support_Aims_to_Destabilize_Region.pdf

A common thread through everything to do with Syria is "They are the enemies of the USA and Israel"

This is the most powerful pro-Israel lobbying group in the USA , and I'd agree with Sergey. Anything Syria does or tries to do, will simply be shouted down.
 
#8
Sorry, but returning to thread,
No matter whether one likes this man's provenance or whatever I think it would be a good start to talk with him and would be a small sign that we in the west are begining to start on the path to regaining our senses.
The path of not talking is a path that will inevitably lead to more war than is strictly necessary.
 

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