With the deadline of April 10, 2012 fast approaching, and the fact claim made that the attacks on the cities of Hama and Homs were committed by the Syrians, and the value claim that the cease-fire plan promise made by the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was broken, efforts to create a more peaceful atmosphere in Syria "[are] not encouraging". Throughout the article, the arguments are made by causes. That "x", the zero cooperation from Syria, will "y" cause further violence and tensions within the United Nations.
However, Assad's disregard "has been widely expected" and so if that is the 'credibility' standard already set by the people, how is he expected to perform any differently? Many negotiators have attempted to find a way to wiggle their way into the Syrian government and system, the Red Cross for example, but progression is slow, even though they have stated efforts "to renew an appeal for a daily two-hour suspension of hostilities to ease the evacuation of the wounded and the delivery of aid". The UN is awaiting the final 'decision' of Syria to retract violence methods from the cities by the 10th, but if not a new plan must be taken into action, another policy claim made and put forth.