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January 11th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

No military solution for Syria, envoy says

U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said there is "no military solution" in Syria, after meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns at the United Nations in Geneva.

Brahimi's statement came amid reports of the capture by rebels of a strategic northern Syria city, fresh fighting and a mounting refugees crisis in the country.

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  1. chrissy

    Well aint that just swell! And these people in the UN are sposed to be so smart yet they cant come up with a solution for this? Take Assad OUT!

    January 11, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. saywhat

    Good morning@chrissy
    Military solution has never worked. There never was an intent for solution by those Powers who initiated the Syrian implosion,. And now that it gets out of hand no one knows what to do. Brilliant.
    taking Assad out would hardly make much of a difference now.

    January 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. saywhat

    Military solution has never worked. There never was an intent for solution by those Powers who initiated the Syrian implosion,. And now that it gets out of hand no one knows what to do. Brilliant.
    taking Assad out would hardly make much of a difference in the dynamics.
    Good morning@chrissy.

    January 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ronvan

    The "united nations", what a joke. Just like our "elected children", who cannot even agree on how to tie their shoes, the UN only results in "what is good for those countries involved", as in what is in it for me, instead of actually helping!

    January 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chrissy

    Yup @ ronvan thats pretty much my take on them. And wth do we need em for if they aint gonna do squat.

    January 11, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. saywhat

    Agree. UN is a tool in the hands of the 5 permanent members.

    January 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Saloe Bote

    Putin and NATO have a secret deal. It's so obvious, really. And sad.

    January 14, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse | Reply

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