Clinton: World may not succeed in Syria

CNN reports: There is no guarantee that a sweeping new international agreement on Syria will succeed in ending the conflict there, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton conceded, as opposition activists said the number of dead had skyrocketed in recent months.

“There is no guarantee that we are going to be successful. I just hate to say that,” Clinton told CNN.

But she expressed optimism that a new agreement hammered out Saturday would help ease President Bashar al-Assad out of power.

The first plan backed by Russia and China as well as the West, it calls for a transitional government as a step towards ending the 16-month uprising.

Opposition activists immediately criticized the deal as leaving open the possibility that al-Assad would remain in power.

“The new agreement provides vague language which is open to interpretation,” the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria said in a statement Sunday. “This provides yet another opportunity for the regime’s thugs to play their favorite game in utilizing time in order to stop the popular Syrian Revolution and extinguish it with violence and massacres across Syria.”

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  1. Norman

    The last paragraph, holy cow Batman, it provides another opportunity for the “thugs” to play their favorite game. Now, just who would those “thugs” really be? The U.S., NATO, the various groups that have been armed by the West, perhaps even the Syrians themselves? Oh, could Israel be lurking there in the background as well? Notice I left the Russians and Chinese out, as well as Iran too. It’s not like I don’t think they may be involved in some way, but I look at it from the standpoint of the civilian population-the innocent ones-who are the victims of the so called power brokers in all this. If ever there was a proof that the human[s] possessed a defective gene in their DNA, this century so far has conclusively made that point.

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