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Evidence shows that “the Syrian regime has tortured and killed an estimated 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising in March 2011,” according to a report from Foreign Policy today. Human Rights Watch alleges that “Russia and China have allowed such abuses to take place by blocking action through the United Nations.”

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So, here is the take on “peace talks”.

  1. Who is talking? It is hard to discern.
  2. “Secretary General Ban Ki-moon unexpectedly invited Iran to attend the conference.” That was a ridiculous and intentional mistake on the part of the Secretary General. He wanted to show Iran that he was on their side, except the US won’t permit their participation.
  3. “Iran and Russia have expressed anger over the U.N. decision to rescind Tehran's invitation.” But, of course, they are in cahoots, as Russia is also in cahoots with Syria.
  4. The Syrian government and Bashar al Assad should be indicted for crimes against humanity and there really is no point in negotiations of this sort. It is failed US policy that has unwilling parties skirting the edges of “peace talks.”

“Syria Peace Talks to Begin Without Iran, Overshadowed by Evidence of Torture

Diplomats have affirmed that a peace conference on Syria will begin as scheduled on January 22, after the United Nations withdrew an invitation to Iran to participate in talks. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon unexpectedly invited Iran to attend the conference in Switzerland prompting a strong U.S. objection and a threat by the opposition Syrian National Coalition to boycott. The last-minute disarray and ensuing diplomatic fiasco underscore the challenges facing the conference, which will for the first time bring together the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents. Iran and Russia have expressed anger over the U.N. decision to rescind Tehran's invitation with Iran calling the decision deplorable. The conference is additionally being overshadowed by new evidence of the Syrian government conducting systematic torture and execution. Three international war crimes prosecutors have examined photographs, apparently smuggled out of Syria by a defecting military police photographer, that provide evidence that the Syrian regime has tortured and killed an estimated 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising in March 2011. The Syrian government has denied claims of abuse. Additionally, Human Rights Watch has accused government and opposition forces of human rights abuses and claimed Russia and China have allowed such abuses to take place by blocking action through the United Nations.”

http://mideastafrica.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/01/21/syria_peace_talks_to_begin_without_iran_overshadowed_by_evidence_of_torture

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