The problem was that your reply was related to a post about Assad (posts #3416, #3417): http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums...=1#post6136140
(*******) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy backpedalled from a denial and acknowledged on Wednesday that he had discussions with Muammar Gaddafi about selling a nuclear reactor to Libya some four years before Paris helped topple the late dictator in 2011.
Labeling the accusation on Wednesday as "grotesque," Sarkozy said only a seawater desalination plant had been under consideration in 2007, although he conceded that it would have required a reactor to meet its power needs.
Ahead of a foreign ministers' meeting on Syria in Paris on Thursday, Sarkozy also said that he was convinced that China and Russia would drop their support for Damascus if the international community showed unity.
"Bashar al-Assad is lying ... He wants to wipe Homs off the map just like (former Libyan President Muammar) Gaddafi wanted to destroy Benghazi," Sarkozy said.
Then I said:
..... and Sarkozy wanted to sell him (the guy that wanted to destroy Benghazi) a nuclear reactor. By next week he will not be in office.
What ever!! He is a president of France he can what ever and get away with anything.
OK, I did not understand you referred to the mention of Ghaddafi within the report.
Additional 30 UN monitors due to arrive in Syria as 23 people killed
Kofi Annan's spokesman says more monitors will join team of seven currently observing fragile cease-fire; 10 Assad troops killed in roadside bomb near Golan border.
It seems that Assad has some success. SANA has began to collect who was killed from the governement side after the UN mission has began.
226 wanted men from Hama and its countryside on Tuesday turned themselves in and surrendered their weapons to the authorities.
A source in the governorate said that those who turned themselves in and surrendered their weapons were released after verifying that they didn't commit any acts of violence or murder against citizens.
The wanted men said that they now intend to return to their daily lives and rejoin society, pledging not to bear arms again and resort to vandalism or anything that may undermine the country's security and safety.http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/398158.htmlMOSCOW, April 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Delegates from Syria’s Popular Front for Change and Liberation are expected in Moscow next week, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“Other delegations and politicians, including members of the Syria National Council are also planned to visit Moscow,” he said.
“We have repeatedly said and once again reiterate our readiness for a serious dialogue with any opposition figures who want a political settlement of the Syrian crisis,” the Russian diplomat stressed.
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It's a joke...it's not a cease fire..from the beginning it was known that there will not be any cease fire and that he lies.
18 security forces killed in Syria attacks: state media
(AFP) – 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS — A powerful blast killed 10 members of the security forces in the southern Syrian region of Quneitra on Friday, state television reported, blaming the explosion on "terrorists."
"An armed terrorist group detonated a 100-kilogramme (220-pound) bomb in Sahm al-Jolan in the region of Quneitra, killing 10 members of the security forces," the channel said.
The state run SANA news agency said the bomb was detonated by remote control and targeted a bus transporting government troops.
Quneitra is near the demarcation line with Israel, in the disputed Golan Heights.
A similar bomb attack in the town of Karak, in southern Daraa province, killed five soldiers, SANA said, also blaming "armed terrorist groups."
Three more soldiers were killed in separate incidents elsewhere, according to state media.
Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, said Mr Assad’s apparent success in beating off the insurgency with overwhelming military force meant he would “ultimately be brought down”. (<---- what does he mean??)
“All options are on the table,” he said. “The department of defence is reviewing and continuing to review plans for a variety of possible scenarios should the president determine that further steps are necessary. We have looked at a variety of options including the possibility of developing humanitarian corridors.”
Some one should tell the UNSC that their meetings are irrelevant when it comes to Syria.
Well is there or is there a NOT a UN Security Council with all the authority to work on such issues?
Similar to ad hoc groups being formed for specific purpose seem to ask for more authority for the moment.
The UNSC becomes irrelevant as it is paralized by the protectors of the butcher from Damascus. The suffering of the Syrian people is not about to end soon.
The West started to talk about corridors..we will see if it will happen.
If you had read the reactions from the "friends" you could find out that only Sarkozy is really keen on showing that France is STRONG before elections, but I'm not sure that after elections a next president will be so fast on sending someone if he will not have the U.S. which will cover his brave ass. The dog-in-the-manger Turkey is keen but mostly in words too as it has Iran and Syria as neighbors at the same time, but mostly because they will have palpable financial problems - a war will be long. Really they only look for someone who could broker a deal with Assad. But show must go on...