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Friday, October 30, 2015

Sykes and Picot Would Be Proud: There are No Syrians at the Vienna Syria Talks

I think my headline is all the comment needed. There isn't even a Syrian flag. Of either variety.

UPDATE: The communique issued in Vienna includes this line:
 8. This political process will be Syrian led and Syrian owned, and the Syrian people will decide the future of Syria. 
Oh, good. I guess it's fixed then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They say that the various powers responsible for the destruction of Syria cannot agree on anything.

It appears they hold at least point in common. Choice is too important to be left to the people of Syria.