U.N. brokered talks intended to end the civil war in Syria and expected to last six months made it two days before the U.N. special envoy for Syria called for a three-week “temporary pause.”

U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura insists the talks are not a failure; the sides are just having a “time out” until they can learn to behave. A three-week break should be just the thing to get talks back on track.

  • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

    Maybe it’ll snow on the 24th.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Given the gross incompetence of the UN, more progress will probably be accomplished while the talks are on “temporary pause.”

  • dottie.jhon

    Whats the problem? weren’t sure who to give the money, nukes to?

    • Petrucio14

      No, global climate change made both parties testy.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I thought it was Iran and NorK that were testing…

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Want peace in the ME? tell them that if the terrorists continue, Mecca will cease to be. Then level Medina to show you’re serious.

    Give the Kurds Kurdistan. Arm them with the best weapons.

  • Dan Abbett

    You have Alawites, Sunni Muslims, Shiite Muslims, Iranians, Russians, an untold number of Islamist jihadist groups and a smattering of “U.S. advisors” arrayed against each other in Syria. Obama, Kerry et al can’t even negotiate serious discussions between Palestinians and Israelis. Why in the hell do they think they can facilitate talks between tribes that have been warring against each other for 5000 plus years?

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      One can’t have a serious discussion with “Palestinians” as they are a fiction created by Yassar Arafat.

      • Dan Abbett

        Unfortunately, they are real enough to the Israelis right now.

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        And constantly fire homemade rockets into Israel.

        And use Israeli financial aid to dig tunnels to stab, shoot, suicide bomb…Israelis.

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        My intended comment got moderated.

        It basically boiled down to, “Yup genes, you are most correct”.

  • Russ

    The biggest problem with the U.N. is that it thinks it’s still relevant.

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    How do you go into talks expecting them to take 6 months? Cease fire or don’t and continue to live in your hell hole. You got 30 minutes.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    A “three week break” so Assad and Putin can slaughter another 10-15 thousand Syrians and nudge negotiations.

    The only laughter during the tense talks was when someone brought up Obama’s “Red Line”.

  • Carolyn#OYSD

    peace talks suspended….go back to your regularly scheduled terrorist activities.

  • Name

    A little OT, but looking at the pic shown of the UN special envoy with the pinkie ring, is it just me or do only pretentious assholes wear pinkie rings anymore???

  • ToyZebra

    The terrorists needed time to reload.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Following the Palestinian model. And the Iranian model.

    How much will Syria ask from us to help develop a nuclear weapons program?

  • Jerry Shelton

    So what is they want more of goats or nukes….