Peace Talks In Chaos As Greeks Refuse To Refuel Syrian Flight

Tyler Durden's picture

The Syrian peace talks - much heralded by investors and politicians worldwide as a brave step towards a better future - are on the ropes this morning. Following the UN acquiescence to the US demand that they rescind Iran's invite to the so-called Geneva II conference,and yet another suicide bombing in Lebanon, this morning's incredible SNAFU is thanks to the Greeks:


The peace accord set to begin tomorrow will be delayed and are in further jeopardy as CNN reports further evidence of Syrian President al-Assad systematically killing and torturng around 11,000 people.


Via Reuters,



U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's unexpected, last-minute decision on Sunday to invite President Assad's main foreign backer Iran - only to withdraw the invitation a day later - proved a diplomatic fiasco, undermining talks that are already given little chance of success.


The peace conference set to begin on Wednesday will include the first talks between Assad and his opponents. But hopes of a breakthrough are negligible at a time when fighting has escalated and neither side shows any sign of retreating from its demands or being able to end the war with a victory.



It has been 18 months since a previous international peace conference in Geneva ended in failure, and all other diplomatic initiatives have also proven fruitless.


"At best, Geneva 2 will reconfirm agreements made during the first Geneva conference, call for ceasefires, maybe prisoners swap and so on," said one Western diplomat.


"At the same time, those taking part in the talks are de facto giving legitimization to Damascus. They are talking to Assad's government on the other side of the table.


"And so the show would go on while Assad stays in power."

Via The Times of India,

Former international prosecutors said Tuesday they have evidence from a defector proving that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has systematically killed and tortured around 11,000 people.


A report by three top investigators commissioned by Qatar, which backs the Syrian rebels, examined thousands of pictures said to have been smuggled out by a former military police photographer.


The report, which was first released in Guardian and on CNN, shows evidence of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and features pictures of emaciated corpses with livid wounds.

So amid all of this one has to wonder if those warships that the US moved into position to "rescue stranded US citizen if a Sochi even happened" is nothing more than cover for a build up in front of Syria.

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firstdivision's picture

Greek airport run out of fuel already?  Austerity is a bitch

TruthInSunshine's picture

CNN's Wolf Blitzer used to work directly for AIPAC, as a lobbyist.

How's that for objective journalism?

"I'm Wolf Blitzer, and you're in my AIPAC-directed Situation Room"


*TPTB REALLY want to complete the PNAC Manifesto of the Neocons.

AlaricBalth's picture

In writing for several Israeli newspapers in Washington, Blitzer has used the names Zev Blitzer and Ze'ev Barak.

During the 1970s, Blitzer wrote for Hebrew-language newspapers using aliases. Blitzer wrote for Al Ha-Mishmar, a newspaper affiliated with the left-wing Mapam political party under the name Ze'ev Blitzer. socialist-Zionist party, Mapam (United Workers' Party) was the second largest political party in the early years of the State.

Stackers's picture

evidence of starvation, strangulation and beatings, and features pictures of emaciated corpses with livid wounds.


When someone else does it, it's called war crimes

When the US does it, it's called Gitmo

kaiserhoff's picture

Peace talks my ass.

Nothing but propaganda so Israel and the House of Saud can start another war.

cifo's picture

What kind of planes do they use that need refueling every 2,000 miles?

ExpendableOne's picture

The ones that leave a war zone with just enough to get to the nearest airport.  Why waste fuel on a flight that can (at least they thought) get refuled in route.  It's expensive and dangerous to bring supplies into a war zone.  I'd make sure that plane came home fully fueled too.

Meat Hammer's picture

War always has been, still is, and always will be about money and power.  But make sure to put your magnetic ribbons on your car and bleat loudly.

Oracle of Kypseli's picture

Angela Merkel arrives at passport control at Athens Airport.

"Nationality?" asks the Immigration officer.

"German," she replies.

"Occupation?" he asks.

"Not this time, but don't hold your breath"

The.Harmless.Who's picture


These Zionists are truely below Pond Scum, but goodness me are they the masters of deviancy.  Dominate left and right, invade independents.


Oh, and they wreck havoc on the Constitutionalists. Oh, that's the truth (Gold and Silver versus "banks"). 


Regardless of anyone's personal views on Zionism or Socialism, what is beyond dispute is that the two are mutually exclusive.


I mean by its very definition, Zionism is a exclusive (for the "chosen" few no doubt!), whilst Socialism is by definition (though sadly, not in practice!) is all inclusive. 


Fuck Greenspan, Bernanke, Yellen, Fischer, and may a plague strike all their Kibbutz. 



Robsabi's picture

And this is relevant to a story about Assad torturing and killing thousands, and political incompetence at the international level, HOW EXACTLY?

Or is antisemitism your version of porn, and you'll all use any escuse you can to wank to it?

AlaricBalth's picture

Reductio ad absurdum.

Kindly point out where I have proffered a point of view remotely sympathetic to an antisemetic bias. My post was factual and without opinion.

Nor do I read in TIS's post a Semetic prejudice. 

The.Harmless.Who's picture


Beware of tossing around "anti-semite" at which way you feel just as soon as anyone dares to question something (usually the actions of the powerful, like the Zionist owned FED) ... 


At this rate, you'll make it a badge of honour to be called "anti-semetic". 


Speaking of which, those fucking Zionists really are scum - I mean 90% couldn't be further from what a true semite looks like.  


From a phyiscal descriptive point, a Semite looks like Jesus, or the Arabians, and not some fucker who likes Netenyahu or the fat cunts of Saud (who are "dark" Khazars).    These devious zionists love to take over & monopolise everything...  


I mean in the USA, Anti-Defemation is used on practically anyone who dares to speak up against Zionism - How the hell does that work???  


I blame Hitler.





Rafferty's picture

"Beware of tossing around "anti-semite" at which way you feel just as soon as anyone dares to question......"

Why? It always works, the questioner retreats, shamed.

FightingtheFed's picture

Always appreciate your objectivity Truth.

CharlieMike's picture

Zionist control of the media, gov and most major corporations is nothing new.

Rafferty's picture

The only difference between Wolf Blitzer and the rest of the 'news' people is that he's openly compromized.  The others are equally on message.  If they do stray any little bit from  the reservation they're out. Ask Glen Beck or Judge Napolitano.

USA USA's picture

MOAR bullshit from a truly unbias source!

1835jackson's picture

Do a deal with the devil?

lewietheparrot's picture

Enough!!!    of this theater----check for news, please, Tyler----there must be news somewhere  or

is it ALL just a media show???

Uncle Remus's picture

."or is it ALL just a media show"

Pretty much, yeah.

bvrulez's picture

fucking propaganda. assad is not killing or torturing anybody. they just need a reason to attack another country in the middle east before they become too powerfull on their own.

blabam's picture

Assad is a cunt like all other Statists. Still when you hear yolocaust in the news you know the planes are being loaded up. 

bvrulez's picture

assad is no more or less a cunt than you and i.

blabam's picture

He was a dictator before this current clusterfuck. 

bvrulez's picture

sais who? BTW. he is also a doctor, educated in GB.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Assad is a piece of shit, just like 98.7% of other "leaders'" of the world, whether elected or installed.

Let's be sure to be prepared to take out 98.7% of world leaders (including many allies).

bvrulez's picture

leaders will always be necessary and not every leader is per se a bad person. people need some guidance, mentors and references. as you e.g. reference a certain author/leader in your icon here.

ltsgt1's picture

Assad might be a piece of shit. But unlike our dear leader Barry, he protect Syrian Christians and kill members of Al Qaeda.

NoDebt's picture

More to the point, it's a civil war.  Another middle-eastern blood feud we have no buisness being in the middle of.  Reason enough to stay out.

natty light's picture

we have no buisness "

I thought it was to bogart all the energy resources before somebody else does. Btw Canada you may be next.

StychoKiller's picture

Yo, those pipelines ain't gonna build themselves...

Gene Parmesan's picture

Gotta keep the embers of hostility well stoked.

JustObserving's picture

evidence of Syrian President al-Assad systematically killing and torturng around 11,000 people.

They also blamed Assad for the sarin attack.  Turns out that Nobel Prize winner was lying.  Unpossible:

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.

The American media has blacked out an account by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh demonstrating that President Barack Obama and the US government lied when they claimed to have proof that the Syrian government carried out a sarin gas attack last August on areas near Damascus held by US-backed “rebels."

Rollover US media and fetch me that new story about Syria.

ltsgt1's picture

That is why if I had a grandson, I wouldn't let him serve in the US armed forces. Any active military who wishes to re-enlist must be insane under the current rules of engagement and ambiguous goals.

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

i love chaos with my frutty pebbles in the morning

Being Free's picture

Yes, and the international "chaos" adds so much more entertainment value to the morning AU/AG smack-down.

Sudden Debt's picture

Just fill it up 1/10, calibrate the full gages to 100% full and wave them off...


Mesquite's picture

Hey, it worked for those 9/11 towers...!!

Gumbum's picture

I have a hard time thinking of anything less credible then reports coming from Qatar about Syria.

JustObserving's picture

The "report" was concocted from interviews with a defector, and the report says on page 6

The interviewing of the defector, who was codenamed Caesar for his own protection, took place on 12th, 13th and 18th January 2014. 

Hold on, what is this? The "report" comes out just two days later? Two days later?? No cross checking, no referral among the investigating reporters, no scrutiny? You just take this bloke's word for it and two days later the report is finished?

Then we read on and discover that

the 31-page report was commissioned by a leading firm of London solicitors acting for Qatar.

It's pure propaganda, obviously cobbled together in a single weekend with Qatari money and rushed onto the streets for the peace conference (comment section)

Rafferty's picture

Was the defector named Curveball by any chance?

DownByTheRiver's picture

All just media show...I mean CNN? Really?!

The day I believe Assad is systematically killing all his peeps is the day I believe that Hitler dood gassed six million joos 

Sudden Debt's picture


he had people doing that for him

DownByTheRiver's picture

and Bath House Barry's administration is the most transparent in history

Teknopagan's picture

The Holy-caust is psychological warfare

DownByTheRiver's picture

Obama kills more than that each night while he sleeps!