Social Issues – According to U.N. envoy Kofi Annan, Syria has agreed to a UN sponsored peace plan. At this point though, for some, the idea of resolving the conflict through diplomacy undercuts the value of the lives lost.
Along with the announcement, Syrian state television has broadcast a video of President Bashar al-Assad walking through the Baba Amr district Homs, a particularly bloody center of conflict during the rebellion and Assad’s crackdown.
The peace plan “calls for a national dialogue but does not hinge on him leaving office.” It is not exactly a win for the rebels.
Abu Jaffar, an opposition supporter summarized...