Baroness Valerie Amos, former UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs hit the nail on the head regarding the Syrian situation this morning in an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
(Fast forward to 02:33:30 – 2 hours, 33 minutes and 30 seconds to hear the interview with Baroness Amos).
“I think that everyone involved in this has got to accept there is no military solution, it’s not just about Russia here, its about all those parties that are engaged as it were in a kind of proxy war inside Syria.
They have all got to accept that, and the reality is that they do not, and that’s why the fighting continues, everybody is jockeying for position, jockeying so that those they support can have a stronger hand when they come to the negotiating table.
We all know that diplomacy is an imperfect way for things to be resolved because you very often have to sit down with unpalatable people but the end of the day that’s what diplomacy and negotiation is about and year on year, what we have seen, are different powers taking some times intractable positions which have meant that, that solution is receding further and further away.
We’ve seen in the past, we can look at history and we’ve seen conflicts that have gone on for decades, this is five years now, what those of us involved in looking at this situation unravel, fear, is that this could be going on for another five years, another ten years, another twenty years if significant action is not taken right now.”
Unfortunately main stream media news outlets and politicians of Russia, US, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and others are playing a propaganda game against their respective citizens.
They make sure to blame opposing countries for every failure, take no responsibility for their own failures, continue to assist and ferment violence while spinning a narrative that continues to misrepresent reality and deceive their audiences.