In a recent segment on BBC, Peter Ford, the UK Ambassador to Syria from 2003-2006, was asked if Assad is part of the solution in Syria to solve the so-called quagmire. He said:

“I think sadly, but inevitably, he is. Realistically, Assad is not going to be overthrown. This becomes more clear with every day that passes. Western analysts have been indulging in wishful thinking for 5 years; it’s time to get real, we owe it to the Syrian people to be much more realistic and hard headed about this. The West has to stop propping up the so-called ‘moderate opposition’, which is not moderate at all by the way, and it has to allow the Syrian Army backed possibly by the Russians to deal with IS.”

The frustrated interviewer asked Mr. Ford about “what we should have done,” and he responded that “we should have backed off, we should have not tried to overthrow the regime.” Mr. Ford eloquently added that this policy has been “like a dog returning to vomit.”

In regards to the recent Munich agreement, Ford said “the ink wasn’t dry on the paper before our Foreign Secretary started to badmouth it and give the opposition an opening to reject it which is what has happened. This will be a dreadfully missed opportunity.” This negotiation may likely fall in a long line of failed negotiations, notably the one mentioned by the Huffington Post a few days ago. In 2012, the Annan peace settlement, which only lead to escalated violence.

 You can watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMZVKdWFJPk&feature=youtu.be

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Brad Blankenship is an American student of philosophy and political science as well as the director of Al-Masdar's podcast.

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Medina Minds
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Medina Minds

it was a very interesting show.

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willyvandamme

It is Peter ford, not Robert Ford. Robert Ford is the former US warmonger diplomat.

loc v nguyen
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loc v nguyen

Sir,AFTER MILLIONS OF MIDDLE-EASTERNERS(INNOCENT CHILDREN, WOMEN, MEN) WERE KILLED! USA MISCALCULATE BADLY M-E SYRIA VIETNAM!

vujadin
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vujadin

What is the name of the show?

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Dr. James Padgett

Great to hear from the former UK ambassador – may his words be believed and heeded

Abu Iman
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Abu Iman

P E T E R Ford is his name. Not to be confused with Robert Ford – the former US ambassador who backed and is still publicly backing the terrorists.

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ziad welds

i was just asking about this confusion ,,thank you ,not to mention ford was there until 2011 not 2006

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ziad welds

im confused at the name,,but robert ford is a former US ambassador to syria and he was there till 2011

Mary Shabbiha Woodward
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Mary Shabbiha Woodward

Interesting how ‘exes’ are making such statements as ‘friends’ are reporting, non-stop, about the Syria-hating secessionists working to balkanize the SAR.

LEO
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LEO

people!this is HUGE!ok,ofcourse an ex.official,but still a very credible person in the west. PUT IT AS THE FRONT NEWS!