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The Syrian Opposition’s Terms For Peace and the Regional Landscape

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
“We have decided not to enter Geneva talks unless it is with dignity, and unless there is a successful transfer of power with a specific timeframe, and without the occupier Iran at the negotiating table.”
-Syrian National Coalition President Ahmad Jarba
The Syrian Opposition is drifting closer to the Arab League or the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and farther away from the UN and Geneva II.

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UN Security Council Bans Syrian Chemical Weapons

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The legally binding UN Security Council Resolution 2218 could bring about international punitive response measures in the form of military action against Syria if they do not comply with the obligations. Earlier this month, on September 12, Syria made a deposit of the instruments of accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and plans to join by October 14, 2013.

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In Syria, War Weary Assad May Call Truce With Rebels

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security
The war that Bashar al-Assad and his government started, beginning as a tightening crackdown amidst growing resistance over two and half years has decimated the country, causing $100 billion dollars in loss of production, not including the over 100,000 deaths, and six million without homes and the much damaged buildings and infrastructure.

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