BASHAR AL-ASSAD vs KOFI ANNAN (April 19, 2012): Yahoo!

The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “Syria HASN’T fully complied with Annan peace plan: U.N. chief” (Web-site/URL:;_ylt=AifvK4Ee8NTNYZiC6yDz.n6s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNsZDJjdWMwBG1pdANUb3BTdG9yeSBGUARwa2cDNWRiNTEzYjYtN2JmYy0zZjIyLThiOGQtNGZkYzNlZGZmYWU2BHBvcwMxBHNlYwN0b3Bfc3RvcnkEdmVyA2U2OWZjMTgwLTg5ZGUtMTFlMS05ZDdmLTA5NTQwMjFjNDg1Nw–;_ylg=X3oDMTFrM25vcXFyBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdAMEcHQDc2VjdGlvbnMEdGVzdAM-;_ylv=3).

“Syria HAS NOT fully complied with a U.N.-backed peace plan for the country and has yet to send a “clear signal” about its commitment to ending more than a year of violence, the U.N. chief told the Security Council in a letter obtained by Reuters on Wednesday (April 18, 2012). At the same time, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced hope that there MAY BE a chance for progress on ending a 13-month conflict that has brought Syria TO THE BRINK OF (?) civil war“. THERE ALREADY IS a “civil war” going on in Syria NOW.

“Ban proposed an expanded U.N. monitoring mission, which, if approved by the council, would be comprised of “an initial deployment” of up to 300 UNARMED observers to supervise a fragile week-old ceasefire between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and opposition fighters seeking to oust him”. Again IT’S UNCLEAR how much UNARMED observers can doIF ANYTHING. “But he cautioned that the fighting HAD NOT endedobviously. “in a preliminary assessment of Syria’s compliance with a resolution on Syria (that) the Security Council passed on Saturday (April 14, 2012), Ban said: “The Syrian Government HAS YET TO fully implement its initial obligations regarding the actions and deployments of its troops, or to return them to (their) barracks“. They HAVE NO REASON TO DO THISBashar al-Assad wants to CONTINUE KILLING. “VIOLENT ACTS and REPORTS OF CASUALTIES have ESCALATED again in recent days, with reports of shelling of civilian areas and abuses by Government forces”Of course,A Assad and his spokesman JIHAD MAKDISSI will surely argue that this violence is being carried out by ARMED GROUPS/GANGS or TERRORISTS as they have always done. “The cessation of ARMED VIOLENCE is therefore CLEARLY INCOMPLETE,…adding that both sides say they are committed to ending the “violence in ALL its forms.” “. “armed violence” sounds exactly like BASHAR AL-ASSAD. As far as “ending the violence in ALL its forms is concerned, again, this is clearly NOT happening. “I remain DEEPLY CONCERNED about the gravity of the situation in the country“, but like the rest of usTHERE’S LITTLE IF ANYTHING that the UN chief can do. “However, WITHOUT underestimating the serious challenges ahead, an opportunity for progress MAY now exist, on which we need to build“. Again, “may” IS NOT a guarantee. “Developments since 12 April (2012) underline the importance of sending a clear message to the authorities that a cessation of armed violence MUST be respected in full and that action is needed on ALL aspects of (Annan’s) six-point (peace) plan”“must” will surely require the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: At the same time, the very fragility of the situation underscores the importance of putting in place arrangements that can allow IMPARTIAL (?) supervision and MONITORING“. Again, THERE’S NO WAY that “monitors” can compete or even keep up with GUNS, TANKS and HEAVY ARTILLERYAlso is anything “impartial” these days? “An advance team of monitors in Syria had visited the town of Deraa and “enjoyed freedom of movement” there, Ban said. But he noted that “the team’s initial request to visit Homs WAS NOT granted, with officials claiming SECURITY CONCERNS“. Of course, this is ANOTHER LIE/more PROPAGANDA. “the team’s initial request to visit Homs was not granted” because THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT THE WORLD TO SEE THOSE ATROCITIES.

“Annan’s peace plan calls for an end to fighting by government security forces and rebels, withdrawal of heavy weapons from towns, return of the army to barracks, humanitarian access and dialogue between the government and opposition aimed at a “political transition” for the country”, a “political transition” TO WHAT? Hopefully, A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACY.

Finally, “Ban also said that there had been NO substantive progress” in negotiations for HUMANITARIAN access in Syria”. The “humanitarian” CRISIS, of course, remains a HUGE concern.

So, “Syria HASN’T fully complied with Annan peace plan…” Could we have EXPECTED anything different?


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