Chilidawg wrote:The only way to achieve peace in Syria will be through a negotiated settlement between Assad and the rebels.
A crushing victory wouldn't do it?
There is some precedent that that sometimes leads to a lasting peace.
As I understand it, most of these countries were a lot more
peaceful when they were occupied by European powers. Hey, just saying.
There is almost never only one way to achieve something.
But hey, why don't you write down those terms that are agreeable to both sides and post them up and send a copy to Assad and the rebels just in case they were unaware that they could live together without fighting.
Is there anything that you would fight for rather than give up in exchange for a negotiated peace?
Are you sure that both sides don't feel it is worth fighting over?
Wouldn't that suggest that if your way is the only way and that way may not work, then there may in fact be no way?
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