Brahimi Tells U.N. Assad Regime May Survive but Legitimacy Seriously Damaged

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The worsening Syrian war is "breaking up" the country while the international community watches, peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday.

Diplomats inside a closed briefing by Brahimi said he had "no progress" to report in his efforts to establish talks on a political transition in the country where 22 months of conflict have left more than 60,000 dead.

He also told the council that Syrian President Bashar Assad might be able to cling to power for now, but noted that "the Syrian regime's legitimacy has been seriously, probably irreparably, damaged."

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Thumb lebnanfirst 29 January 2013, 23:37

No, says UN envoy Brahimi and Russia's prime minister Medvedev a day or so before Brahimi. This dog won't hunt no more...

Missing sab3a-ayar 30 January 2013, 03:42

Funny thing is the syrian people dont like the so called fsa...they steal, murder, rape and kill. As 4 Bashar, he is all in. GANA have some scores 2 settle with Qatar, saudi and there paid 4 criminals. Cant emagine the number of Lebanese that will move to france when this game is over.

Thumb Chupachups 30 January 2013, 04:47

Let us build a wall on the border

Thumb Chupachups 30 January 2013, 04:46

Love 4 giraffe

Thumb Chupachups 30 January 2013, 04:46

I say let them fight, till none of them stand !

Thumb Chupachups 30 January 2013, 04:48

We have to stop salafists coming in and hezbos

Thumb kanaandian 30 January 2013, 05:33

i can't believe it, but he could stay. too many syrians hate the towelhead limp chopping rebels. if it weren't for rebel backwardness, assad would have been disposed of along time ago. salafi trail stops now, watch what will happen to saudi arabia next, bahrain's king is doomed.

Missing gabby14 30 January 2013, 05:37

Something deeper is happening here. Russia and Brahimi aren't talking. Something was said between Brahimi and ASSad. Whatever it was ASSad is digging in for the long fight. When he falls he will receive no passage out now. Only maybe to Iran if he can make it. Otherwise the sewer pipe will be waiting for him.

Thumb the_roar 30 January 2013, 08:10

gabby, you are the last person to comment about Assad. You specifically & categorically pledged, Assad will be removed from power by February 2013......NEWS ALERT gabby..YOUR WRONG AGAIN.....
Move along kid.

Missing mountian1 30 January 2013, 08:35

Assad is only going to the grave ,