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Syria: ‘Religion Of Peace’ Rebels Reject Peace Talks As 115,000 Now Reported Dead, 50% Of Population In Poverty

War, death, pestilence, famine. Behold the destructive fruit of “Allah’s” religion

Isaiah 48:22, “‘There is no peace,’ says the LORD, ‘for the wicked.’”

By Elad Benari, INN – “Powerful armed groups in Syria said on Sunday that attending peace talks or negotiating with the regime would be an act of betrayal, AFP reported.

The joint declaration by the 19 Islamist groups fighting to topple President Bashar Al-Assad cast further doubt on whether the long-delayed peace talks dubbed ‘Geneva 2’ will actually go ahead.

It comes as the UN-Arab League peace envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, prepares to travel to Damascus on Monday, according to pro-regime newspaper Al-Watan.

‘We announce that the Geneva 2 conference is not, nor will it ever be our people’s choice or our revolution’s demand,’ the groups said in a statement read out by Suqur al-Sham brigade chief Ahmad Eissa al-Sheikh in a video posted online.

‘We consider it just another part of the conspiracy to throw our revolution off track and to abort it,’ said the statement, according to AFP.

The 19 rebel groups warned that anyone who went to such talks would be committing ‘treason, and … would have to answer for it before our courts.’

The statement comes weeks after dozens of major insurgent groups across Syria said the Western-backed opposition umbrella grouping, the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), had ‘failed.’

The Syrian National Council, a key group within the SNC, had said it would not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva and would quit the Coalition if it participated.

This group was later followed by nearly 70 rebels groups which declared that the SNC had failed and announced they no longer recognize the Western-backed group.” Read more.

UN: Syrian Civil War Deaths Reaches 115,000, Half Of Country Now Living In Poverty – “Syria’s war has destroyed livelihoods and collapsed the economy, leaving more than half the country’s population in poverty, according to a report commissioned by UN agencies this month. Some 115,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the war broke out in 2011, and the report warned that the economic devastation wrought by the conflict could be felt for years to come.” Read more.

Flashback: Syria: Polio Cases Spark Alarm Over Rise Of Pestilences Including Flesh-Eating Parasites Due To War – “The World Health Organisation has recorded the first suspected outbreak of polio for 14 years in Syria, sparking renewed alarm at the collapse of health care caused by the country’s civil war. Doctors in Syria are also seeing a flare-up of typhoid, hepatitis, and the flesh-eating parasite, leishmaniasis, blamed partly on the inability to administer a proper vaccination programme and partly on poor living conditions …” Read more.

Food And Agriculture Organization: Civil War Pushes Syria To Famine – “The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has voiced serious concern over food availability in Syria, especially for vulnerable groups, as a result of the civil unrest in the country. The U.N. agency cited figures from the Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics that show inflation rose by about 15 percent during June-December last year, driven mainly by sharp increases in food prices and fuel shortages that have had an impact on transportation costs.” Read more.

  1. 10/28/2013 at 3:57 PM

    Doesn’t make much difference, you can’t negotiate in good faith with any faction of Islam.


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