Iran having a say in Syrian conflict?
Adrian Hong weighs in on whether the Syria peace plan work
- Duration 5:20
- Date Jul 10, 2012
Adrian Hong weighs in on whether the Syria peace plan work
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Get to Syria with the -- Adrian V which we -- -- -- with another plan.
A new plan which president -- as apparently signed onto it and guess what it includes letting Iran have a say in on the in the outcome here.
Should we just.
It's a look at Kofi -- -- and say dude.
It didn't -- the first time you cease fire plan.
This one doesn't have much more of a child because he's president of cent controlling what happens next right what do we or do we take the Kofi Annan plan seriously.
I'd love to live in a world -- wouldn't have to hear his name anymore -- we're kind of quietly retire as an orphan foundation I mean whenever he comes and he tends to bring everybody to -- -- equally regardless of -- the aggressive with the victim's right compelling that's the challenge you think everyone needs the same -- as a Randi just saying what's happening and and Syria for example and he also says that.
And the rebels are causing problems that.
200 woman and children.
Or slaughtered in some of them in their beds and you're gonna put them on the same moral the moral ground he has the rebels that are defending.
And so I think the challenges that Kofi Annan comes out with these unrealistic six point plans or whatnot Eagles are on flying back and forth saying it's gonna work.
People sign onto it just like North Korea.
Everybody -- and -- -- breathing room to kill more rebels and then they come back and try again some really excited buying more time and time of the his favorite not the favorite yeah sure so when do we go from here walk cannot and should we do next all the challenges that the rebels really really really.
Desperately to get -- there's been something we've been saying for over a year now and there's factions upon factions and new factions are new coalitions and there's -- sense of who's in charge.
And that's a big.
Problem that's been that's been -- the friend the theory that have been trying to back the opposition.
And no sign that they aren't getting their act together are back to gallon every week there's another announcement about some new -- but candidly on the ground hasn't really translated to results so that's the first question you don't -- back power vacuum happening especially in Syria right anybody can take power we've seen what happens when that goes badly done.
So that's the first thing that needs to happen after that the United States needs to be a little bit more consistent in -- approach to Syria in general.
For and one more thing when you have -- the rebels and -- -- Frankly aiding other groups and arming.
The rebels on the other we're kind of just standing -- politically saying let's just have everybody talked it out here the six points but the downside is much as -- -- -- -- sign onto it.
There's no accountability that he has said that sign on the -- or somebody else down the road right but what's the punishment for.
Couple people weighing in on Kofi -- here Brian -- says a -- -- -- must -- late bloomer he never accomplished anything while of the UN on the trees accomplishing anything.
While in Syria the only -- didn't -- you see somebody like that.
Would this would this.
As long experience to Secretary General of the United Nations.
And he goes in that and he comes out with a deal as you're saying putting everybody on the same moral level.
And what is going on the in that person's mind I think I -- to meet.
It seems impossible to get your head -- -- -- and it sits there and says oh well here's something that could well I mean how does that happen.
And how why does anybody take it seriously.
I think it would governments appreciate the appearance of progress -- everybody looked good.
And if that's why would form committees have studied something threaded with thing we have to remember is that when someone becomes elected as you know and you UN Secretary General.
They're not chosen for their their.
For principles are because -- push and get things done their chosen because it never rock the boat.
Right -- -- when that was really done very little -- outside of what everybody will agree on and if everybody will agree on something.
-- judging from who's in the Security Council -- and that's a -- has been good at and he didn't if you recall in 1994 -- he oversaw the one -- -- and when I think -- I -- it right people were reporting and that it was happening that asked him to stop it and he didn't do it who so these are things that we quickly forget 124 hour news cycles that he had a long history of incompetence and allowing.
Massacres and atrocities happen and then he goes shake the hands of dictators and act like everybody's equally Newton.
And complicit or not he's you know who were on the same page -- -- in Iran for some reason.
And they need now -- -- just document hosting his own group.
Iran has formed his own group of Syria kind of players and north Austin Russian.
So it's not helpful at all and the fact that he's been appointed to begin with other shows appalling.
Incompetence or that nobody wants real change to happen and so.
Did crystal full time is a sound silly power in three months six months -- -- last year when we are here with that I hope next year that's right he's not -- I actually think he would be remaining power more more people in his inner circle -- defecting but.
At the moment the moment the momentum is not.
You know on the opposition side terrible and if it's the only for some time and unfortunately more casualties happen.
Right -- so weighing in here -- is and -- -- making progress in Syria another good laugh.
And that Mike -- asking -- -- here -- that progress side question who pays his salary who sets the salary.
Who measures his success against establish goals and announces a question -- -- -- we're paying his salary I guess through argues to the UN right and we let it picks up of the town.
The -- that is pay that a quarter of the bill for the United Nations he's than he's been -- -- for the Arab League and the United Nations -- kind of confusing but as far the accountability question which I think it's far more important.
Nothing more than -- kind of -- which is why the United Nations is the way it is today all right -- -- very interesting points managing director Pegasus -- he's good to see you as always --