Allies: Annan Plan 'Last Chance' for Syria Peace

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister says the so-called Friends of Syria group believes the peace plan for Syria laid out by special envoy Kofi Annan is the "last chance" for the country to avoid civil war.
Alain Juppe made the comments Thursday after hosting 16 top diplomats to find ways to implement the six-point peace plan that has run aground amid continued violence in the Arab country.
Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called for a new U.N. resolution authorizing an arms embargo and other stronger measures on Syria if it fails to abide by the U.N.-backed cease-fire.
Clinton stopped short of calling for outside military intervention in Syria but said the time has come to impose more consequential measures.

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  • by kafantaris Location: USA on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:46 PM
    We've lost our nerve in dealing with Assad. What are we afraid of? We're on the side of the angels. Neither Russia nor China has any moral grounds to support this monster. If they choose to support him anyway in a military conflict, that's their business. We will have the rest of the world on our side. And if Iran wants to get involved, let it. Before doing so, it should note that the easiest way to Iran is through Syria. And we will take that path and take them both out, if that’s what it takes. Yes, there would be loss of life. Yes, it would be costly. And yes, it would disrupt the world economies. The ugliness of war has not changed throughout the centuries. Nonetheless, there is no other way to get rid of these entrenched monsters. When the job is done, we will rebuild -- as we had done after WWII. But we'd better act while the iron is still hot.
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      by Swerdina on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:43 PM in reply to kafantaris
      The iron has been hot for thousands of years. Those people over there LIVE for another day of blood shed.That region over there always is a hot pot.It's the only way they know how to get new buildings and create more jobs for the unemployed, have a fight with a neighboring country and finally get bombed. Wipe out half the city and kill a few people and there you go, more room for everyone eles.It doesn't matter what you do they will continue to fight and stir up troble.
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