My initial reaction to talks in Geneva today and the announcement that world powers agree to a ‘Unity Government’ approach?
It is expected.
World powers have been pushing for an outcome that solidifies & strengthens their interests in Syria – namely maintaining the strategic status quo that the revolution threatens to disrupt.
Again, it is clear that the Syrian people themselves will deliver freedom to their nation – it won’t come from world powers.
I hope expat Syrian groups expecting otherwise will finally realize the flaw in their approach & adjust accordingly.
Groups should still push for material support, humanitarian aid, political pressure but know world powers in Geneva right now are negotiating Syria’s future without the involvement of Syrians – we’ve seen this before, haven’t we?
Bottom-line, Syrian freedom will come from Syrians only. The diplomatic game will only drag out the inevitable – we should focus more attention & energy on supporting the civil resistance, FSA which will lead to collapse of the Assad regime.