Turkey reinforces border as Syria violence rages
Twin bombs exploded outside the Palace of Justice in Damascus on Thursday as deadly violence raged across the country and Turkey deployed missile batteries along its volatile border with Syria.
On the political front, world powers were preparing for a crucial meeting on ways to end the conflict and to discuss a plan by peace envoy Kofi Annan for an interim government.
The meeting in Geneva, agreed only after wrangling between Moscow and Washington over the agenda and the guest list, will be attended by some regional governments but not by rival Middle East heavyweights Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Annan spokesman Ahmad Fawzi said delegates of countries attending the talks would gather in Geneva on Friday for a “preparatory meeting.”
Of course Russia is not having much of a problem with Assad performing genocide on his people…
Russia has already poured cold water on Saturday’s meeting, with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying Moscow rejects Western pressure for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.