" Syria’s foreign minister invited rebels to join a national dialogue, promising that all those who lay down their arms and forswear foreign intervention will be part of a transitional government." No, you are dead wrong. He did not offer a blanket invitation. He said that those who joined the armed groups for money, would be forgiven, but those who have been motivated by [religious] "doctrine" have no place in Syria. I mean, just ask the staff to translate the statement verbatim, damn it.