March 29, 2012

Annan's Plan: No Soft Landing But More War

Michael Young, Daily Star

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The problem is that most Syrians are wise to the dangers of the Annan plan. Many prefer civil war to more Assad rule, compounded by barbarous retribution if the Syrian president regains his grip. Annan wants Assad’s victims to cede to their president the latitude to subjugate them for years to come. The provisos in his project manufactured in New York won’t change that. Annan’s six points offer only generalities to defend the Syrian people, with no valid implementation mechanism, and no penalties if Assad ignores the conditions.

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