Assad is not backing down from armed conflict to end the uprising against his regime. How will negotiations work with him if he is not willing to use peaceful means to settle the issue. Moreover, revolutionaries are convinced that Assad will unleash hell on them once he regains his full power over the country.
Some desperate ex army officers who joined the uprising are advocating for a military intervention. While others are dead against such a move. Syria is much more complex than Libya. NATO intervention in Syria will be resisted by Russia and China as well.
The UN mission to Syria is starting with a dead theory of peace. The role of Muslim Brotherhood has been largely ignored by the international community until they spring into majority position through elections. The Arab Spring of 2011 shows that the majority people in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt want Muslim Brotherhood to form government. It is no different in Syria either.
It would be more effective to start dialogue with Muslim Brotherhood representatives in Cairo and London to begin a systematic political solution to the crisis. Assad can only be forced by Syrian armed forces. But before they do that they would naturally want international assurance for a new political structure under MB.
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