Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

We must bring Syrians together

THE British and French should concentrate their efforts on supporting attempts to bring the different sides in Syria together.

Instead, they seem bent on a similar intervention to that which bombed Gaddafi from power.

While the ruling Ba'athist government is authoritarian, it did maintain a reasonable harmony among Syria's mosaic of peoples.

The answer lies through negotiating an end to civil war and the establishment of a government of national unity – not in stoking up the fighting.

JOHN WALTERS

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