Peace In Syria?

The Arab League has been endeavoring to  persuade President Bashar al-Assad to  end his war of oppression and work for peace in his own country. There are unconfirmed reports he may agree with their proposals to end violence against Syrians, and seek to work out a peaceful resolution of issues. They want him to release political prisoners and institute political reforms that would constitute the basis of a democracy.

Arab League efforts appear to have beneficial goals but the bottom line is Assad’s repression has gone on too long for any peaceful resolution of issues. After the death of  3,000 Syrians and wounding of thousands more, the time for  peaceful compromise is over. There will be no end to the Syrian conflict until Assad leaves. If he is intelligent, Bashar will seek a country that will not extradite him.

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