Syria Opposition Says Any Solution Must Bring Down Assad
Syria's main opposition bloc said Wednesday it will fight on to topple President Bashar Assad, and that any political solution to the conflict must lead to the fall of the regime.
The National Coalition's statement comes after G8 leaders said they were "committed to achieving a political solution" to the Syrian conflict.
The Coalition also called on the United Nations to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad's forces in rebel-held areas.
"The Syrian National Coalition is committed to any political solution that puts an end to the bloodshed, and achieves the Syrian people's aspirations to bring down the Assad regime," it said in a statement.
The group added it "reserves the right to use all means at its disposal" to bring Assad down, "chiefly military action".
"The Assad regime has continuously killed civilians using ballistic missiles, chemical weapons and warplanes. It is the only source of terrorism in Syria.
"In order to achieve a lasting peace in Syria, efforts by all countries should be focused on fighting the regime alone."
The opposition bloc meanwhile called on the U.N. to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.
"The Coalition renews its invitation to the U.N. commission of inquiry to visit Syrian liberated (rebel-held) areas, in order to investigate... and confirm the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people," it said.
The United States, Britain and France have accused the Assad regime of using banned arms, including the nerve gas sarin, in attacks that have killed scores of people.
Damascus has repeatedly denied such accusations.
"The group added it "reserves the right to use all means at its disposal" to bring Assad down, "chiefly military action"."
And of course, chewing on people's hearts.
It seems to me rebels are unable to bring Assad down through military means and seek to oust him through "demands" ? Since when did these barbarians have any right to demand anything of any country ?
"the Syrian people's aspirations to bring down the Assad regime"
Is that why Assad has the majority's approval ? Seems a bit odd to me.
Jihadists, the lot of them ! We've seen rebels from Bosnia, Russia, Britain, France, Algeria, Qatar, Egypt, Yaman, Iraq, Russia, Italy, Chechnya, Afghanistan, KSA, Bahrain, and others! This is ridiculous.
Is the "opposition" to force regime change through the use of overwhelming numbers/recruitment from all around the world ? This is no revolution, this is Jihad, and it has metamorphosed into a religious war. Frankly, not a revolution I'm keen on supporting, especially if these jihadists are to take control of a country right next to ours!
I'm no fan of Assad either, let that go on the record, but these people would be more troublesome than the former. You know, the lesser of two evils.
As an Arab I inspire to have freedom , but this nut cakes have no plans how to achieve it.
You tried Military means and so far with no tangible success. maybe it"s time to change the tactics attend the Geneva conference, you never know what happens