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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via “Huffington Post”
If the judgment of Radovan Karadzic, “President of Republika Srpska,” will have precedent, then the urgent question is not about the culpability of an individual but to what degree such has effect on the consequences of the crime for which convicted, the remedies available to victims, & indeed the very capacity of the Joint Criminal Enterprise to survive & perpetuate beyond the assignment of guilt for its leader(s). –MORE–
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By, Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey via Huffington Post
The challenge of Putin as well as ISIS requires an answer beyond avoidance & containment. — MORE — & Highlights from Ambassador Sacirbey’s recent presentation at Florida International University.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ambassador-muhamed-sacirbey/putin-drops-the-bombs-dea_b_8246278.html

UN Chief Implores World to Recognize Political Talks in Ending Bloodshed

SYRIA: THREE years of War. 1,095 Days of Suffering. 100,000 Killed. Behind each number is a name – a child – a mother – a husband — So many lives broken. Are we blind to these continuing atrocities?

Negotiating Peace Settlement in Bosnia Two Decades Ago and Now Syria

WATCH Al Jazeera’s interview with Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey on Syria Peace Talks. Two decades ago, the UN struggled to stop bloodshed in the Balkans. Peace talks halted the violence in Bosnia & Herzegovina but were not the solution. Ambassador Sacirbey fears the Syrian people will face an expedited solution that doesn’t address their future or a conflict continuing with ethnic cleansing and extremists getting stronger.

Who Will Get Sold Out at Syria Peace Talks?

All individual leaders — and, for that matter, ideologies — are expendable. No global or regional power or current leader should be allowed to claim as their own a shared future that first belongs to all Syria’s citizens. That would be a sell-out!

In measuring the impact of Syria’s devastating, ongoing conflict, the month of March presents the world with some very grim statistics, The uprising against President Bashar al-Assad is Two Years in the making, causing 70,000 Deaths, 2 Million Internally Displaced People (IDP’s), and 1 Million Refugees to neighboring countries.  The $521 Million Syrian Humanitarian Response Plan is only 21.5% funded, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA.) And this figure INCLUDES the $200 Million pledged in Kuwait at January’s donor conference.

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However, it was welcome news that Britain’s Prince Charles of Wales and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, visited the Prince Abdullah refugee camp in Jordan. The strain of so many refugees has been an added burden to host countries, and Jordan has been a model for its health facilities, distribution logistics, and shelter for so many arrivals. The Prince and Duchess commended Jordan’s herculean humanitarian response, and the Royal Couple also listened to tragic stories directly from the refugees at the camp.

UN News Centre Source

Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, today met with United Nations staff assisting Syrian refugees in a camp in Jordan during a visit that coincided with urgent calls from the head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) for emergency funding to aid more than one million Syrian refugees and another two million people displaced inside Syria.

Accompanied by Jordan’s Prince Ghazi bin Mohammad, Prince Charles and his wife paid an hour-long visit to the Prince Abdullah Park, where they toured the camp’s health clinic and aid distribution points, and examined pre-fabricated shelters provided by UNHCR to Syrian refugees.

The heir to the British throne praised the relief efforts and expressed “enormous respect for what Jordan and the humanitarian community have done for refugees … The Jordanian people are truly remarkable in what they manage to cope with.” “It’s remarkable what UNHCR and others are doing to try and deal with this unbelievably difficult and heart-breaking situation,” he added.

In a conversation with one of the families taking refuge in the camp, 55-year-old Musa told the royal couple that he decided to flee Syria with his wife and five children last September after he was arrested and tortured.

Also today in Jordan, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, called for additional financial aid, warning that a lack of funding could destabilize the entire region. “This is not just any crisis. It requires a special mechanism of support,” Mr. Guterres told journalists in Amman, following meetings with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

“There is no way this can be funded by normal humanitarian aid budgets,” he noted, warning that “the consequences could be devastating for the Syrian people and for regional stability” if significant new funding was not forthcoming.

A final, probing question: “How much longer will this war last as the rest of the World watches and counts the numbers?” ,,,

By, Susan Sacirbey

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Blog Report: HUGO CHAVEZ WIN – POOR OMEN FOR VENEZUELA & FUTURE OF FREE SOCIETY? By, Ambassador Mo
Democracy can be torpedoed by personality cult politics. Election does not equate to democracy or a free society. That is most critical reason why any government under rule of one person loses its mobility as an open or democratic society. Hugo Chavez can claim poverty was reduced, & % social programs enhanced during tenure. However, price of petroleum rose by 400% to 500% during same term.
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