Who Killed the Syrian Peace Talks?

“The peace talks are dead because the…rebels are boycotting the negotiations, ruining any hope for peace, while threatening to turn an already-tragic disaster into a Yugoslavia-style catastrophe…or worse.”

“The U.S. and its European allies want regime change in Syria, and they are prepared to allow many more people to die to make it so.”

“Many Syrians that didn’t previously support Assad now do, having concluded that Assad in power is better than their country being obliterated in an Iraq-style invasion, or being dominated by Islamic extremists, as the the majority of the Syrian rebel groups are.”

“Behind this frenzy of rebel support lies the sick logic that, in order for successful peace negotiations to take place, the rebels need to be in a stronger battlefield position. Arm the rebels to the teeth for peace!”

http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/06/13/who-killed-the-syrian-peace-talks/