Syria opposition set in militant ways: Analyst

The refusal of the so-called Syria opposition to attend the forthcoming Geneva II conference shows they are “incorrigible” in their disdain for diplomacy, a political analyst tells Press TV.

“The Syrian rebels are incorrigible. They simply will not negotiate and that’s the most recent authoritative word we have from the Syrian National Council,” Webster Griffin Tarpley told Press TV on Sunday.

The so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) is set to meet on November 1-2 in the Turkish city of Istanbul to decide whether to participate in the Geneva II conference.

The Syria opposition has repeatedly stated its reluctance to participate in the talks.
The Syrian government says that it will partake in the negotiations, but will not negotiate with “terrorists.”

The Geneva II conference is seen as a chance to find a political solution to Syria crisis. According to reports, the talks are likely to be held in late November.

“So, if they won’t negotiate, one might say that those same rebels are making a military solution at their expense inevitable. If they won’t cooperate with some political solution then only the military solution is actually left,” Tarpley noted.

Referring to the successes of the Syria army over the past few days, Tarpley said militants have also been weakened due to infighting and assassinating other groups’ leaders.

Syria has been gripped by deadly unrest since 2011. Reports indicate that the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside the country.

According to the United Nations, more than 100,000 people have been killed and millions displaced in the violence.

By Press TV


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