How can peace be achieved in Syria?
Growing calls for an end to violence
- Duration 5:10
- Date Dec 25, 2012
Growing calls for an end to violence
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-- yes -- piece bring up for the people of Syria.
-- deeply wounded and divided by a conflict.
Which does not -- even the defenseless and -- innocent victims.
Once again I appeal for an end to the bloodshed.
Easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced.
And dialogue in the pursuit.
Of a political solution to the conflict.
Well that was Pope Benedict the sixteenth using part of his annual Christmas message today is a plea.
For an end to all the fighting in Syria activists are saying more than 40000.
People in Syria have been killed so many of them innocent civilians.
All since the start of last year's uprising against the government.
And just yesterday in international peace envoy for the country sat down with Syrian president Bashar Al aside.
In a fresh bid to try to end the violence but will that be enough -- even work Wally Ferris is a fox.
Middle East and terrorism analyst and author of the coming revolution the struggle for freedom in the Middle East.
While lead going to see you thank you so much for joining us today thank you.
We worry every day about the people in Syria and we sent a special envoy and we don't seem to be making any progress what could be done -- you think.
Well first of what we'll have to understand that the Assad regime is not gonna goal is not gonna quit before somebody would make them quit.
Over the past two years we had one year 2000 and you haven't where we have the United States and our allies -- in Iraq.
So that's a regime was surrounded but once we quit to Iraq.
Then the Iran in the Iran and regime -- Iraq is now supplying.
The Assad's regime that's why.
A shot that's it continues -- -- massacres and the option I'm very limited number one either we can intervene directly in the connect to Kuwait meaning either by air by -- or by -- on the ground.
Or would -- -- the opposition and the downside.
Of arming the opposition.
-- that we don't.
We can't identify and really it was -- so far we may end up being -- sending weapons to Hokkaido the jihadist instead of the good -- the settlers and the reformists.
Help us separate fact from fiction we're looking at video right now and I'll invite my producers to replay it but.
It it it alleges to be the aftermath of what was an attack on a red line of people waiting on line to buy bread we were not able at this point I don't think independently confirm that but.
There was also some.
Reports of chemical agents being used.
We know -- -- possesses those.
-- when can be able to get a grip on this as not just our nation but the entire world and and with a run -- in in the background.
Could -- I I -- the footage of both incident may -- fuel I would -- minutes or couple hours.
After they -- and Arab TV.
Would have gone beyond the market that was attacked it was an error sold to IDs and opposition force which happened to be position.
Next to that location so yes we saw people wounded people killed it was it was horrific.
With regards that chemical -- the alleged wounded or victims of chemical.
Really don't have a way to confirm that they were really.
You know that kind of of wounded.
Or that people have been targeted by by chemical activities we don't have people on the ground we don't have NGOs and don't have you and people who could go and check.
While we put us in the mind of -- side if he can you studied and you know a lot about.
But tell us his capability what does he have what -- use and what does he have to lose.
Okay -- they did a short story is that China us and has an army which has not divided yet that's crucial.
It's about 400000 that's -- 300000.
Operational within those 300000.
You have 80000 who are hot corner his revolutionary guard's equipment and if you want.
And in the center of that he has a minority -- -- -- would fight for him now he knows he cannot go back.
Two areas that he lost in the north slope mostly Sunni areas he knows he cannot go back to become addicted -- over.
Syria as a -- so he's trying to do.
Is to maintain himself in Damascus as long as you can and the prices bloodshed and if you lose Damascus.
He has -- -- not outside the country he's gonna go to his -- homeland inside Syria without a White Sox.
So I -- project if we do not have its final solution what's happening in Syria.
That this civil war is gonna become an ethnic religious civil war in the future and that's very -- would any other country take him if he sought asylum.
What logically -- only -- -- -- he would feel safe would be Iran and obviously Iran here is is ally.
But he knows very well that if he leaves Damascus he is gonna have basically try to go to his new homeland.
And -- -- -- -- that is that -- my fear is that he may use at that time -- -- chemical -- he's gonna fight to the finish -- -- gonna finish in that area.
-- Walid Ferris is very troubling to watch video like that and know what's going on thank you so much.
Thank you Merry Christmas thank you.