January 27, 2014

How the Geneva II Talks Aid Assad

Rime Allaf, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Syria's leader knows that the toothless talks of Geneva I and II give him the ideal cover to continue terrorizing the population.

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TAGGED: Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, Geneva II


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