Obama tries to cut a deal with Assad but it is such a bad offer that he’s most likely going to reject it.
On the eve of a critical Capitol Hill discussion on Syria and two days before his address to the nation, President Obama has offered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a way out of any U.S. bombing campaign.
Informed Middle Eastern intelligence officials tell WND the U.S. passed a message to Assad through Russia offering a deal that would ensure against U.S. military action if the Syrian leader agrees to the following terms:
- Serious political reforms that will result in free and fair presidential elections.
- Assad will not be allowed to run in future presidential elections and agrees to step down from power.
- An international committee will supervise control of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal.
- The international community, with U.S. participation, will help rebuild the Syrian army and security services to guarantee participation from all factions of the population. The model for this reorganization is the so-called Dayton plan that has been overseeing the restructuring of the Palestinian Authority security organizations and militias.
The Middle Eastern security officials told WND that Russia has already objected to the term that bars Assad from running in future presidential elections.
The security officials further stated the U.S. believes Assad will likely reject the deal.