Sunday, December 30, 2012

Syria in Danger of Becoming Next Somalia: Brahimi

By Edward Yeranian

U.N.-Arab League Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday said the situation in Syria is deteriorating rapidly and risks getting considerably worse if no political solution is found to the conflict.

He warned 100,000 more Syrians could die if the conflict lasts for another year.

Speaking in Cairo, the veteran U.N. envoy stressed that he believes the only solution to the conflict is a political settlement between the warring parties.

Brahimi said that there are only two alternatives in Syria: a political solution or hell.

Syria will not break apart into mini-states as happened in Yugoslavia, but into warring statelets as in Somalia, Brahimi said.

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