Febraury 17, 2014
The Geneva 2 peace talks between the Assad regime and a non-Islamist rebel group collapsed on Saturday.
For the losers of President Bashar Assad’s blood-drenched war – the Syrian people – the result was largely predictable.
“Geneva 1 will turn into Geneva 20.There is no hope in Geneva. Every time there are no results,” Rana, a female Syrian teacher living in a hotel on the outskirts of Sofia, told The Jerusalem Post last week. Flopped peace talks suggest the war is moving toward a deeply protracted phase that might push the conflict into a double- digit phase of longevity.
The Syrian teacher’s deep frustration with the UN-sponsored talks was echoed by dozens of Syrians seated in a communal area of the hotel.