When Kofi Annan went to Syria in July to negotiate “peace” with Bashar Assad, it was a farce. Immediately after Annan left, Assad resumed slaughtering the Syrian people en masse. Annan soon resigned as UN Special Envoy, declaring that peace with Assad was impossible. Since that visit, Assad has ordered his thugs to use SCUD missiles, cluster bombs, and other terrorist tools to kill civilians and stave off the fall of his regime. Assad clearly has no desire for peace or negotiation.