Political Comment (6 August 2012)

UN/Arab league special envoy Kofi Annan has given up on Syria as battles rage in Aleppo and the opposition movement fragments even further. Egypt has a new government, and Israeli President Shimon Peres claims to have received a letter from his Egyptian counterpart.  

Annan Throws In The Towel

From outside the country it is impossible to judge in the fog of claims and counterclaims who is gaining the upper hand...