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Report says Sisi leading effort with Algeria to promote deal…with Assad

In April of 2011, one syrian activist speculated that maybe “one million syrias would have to die for fredom.” I have never forgotten this….Some of us argued as early as then that the idea of militerizing the conflict was a stupid AND immoral idea that would kill and wound so many.

Now – after everything – the pieces are starting to come together for a deal with the devil – with bashar – as I argued in May 2011 and again in January 2012.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-noe/a-third-way-on-syria-is-possible_b_868383.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/opinion/in-syria-we-need-to-bargain-with-the-devil.html?pagewanted=1

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Translated to day in MIDEASTWIRE.COM

from Qatar’s al-quds al-arabi.

On August 26, the Qatari-owned Al-Quds al-Arabi daily carried the following report by its correspondent in Jeddah Suleiman Nemr: “Arab sources close to the Jeddah meeting held by the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar, the Emirates and Jordan yesterday, revealed that during the meeting, an agreement was reached to propose an Arab initiative for a new political solution in Syria. Egypt will be leading and sponsoring this initiative, with the participation of other Arab countries, one of which may be Algeria or the Sultanate of Oman. According to the sources, the initiative that is supported by the Arab League aims to put an end to the ongoing war in Syria between the opposition and the region, and launch inter-Syrian dialogue to agree over the future and shape of the political regime that will govern Syria.

“At this level, it seems that the statements issued by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah es-Sisi, in which he assured that his country “is neither supporting the opposition nor the regime,” came to pave the way with Damascus and get it to accept the Egyptian role in seeking a political solution to the crisis in Syria…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm

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