|Commander K. with Lawrence, St. Paul's, London|
Over 70,000 people have been killed in Syria over the past two years (more than all those killed in all Arab-Israeli wars combined) and President Obama does nothing. Syria is Iran's greatest ally in the Middle East today and President Obama does nothing. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have been driven into neighbouring countries such as Turkey and Lebanon and president Obama does nothing. Mortars have been fired by Assad's troops killing civilians in Turkey a NATO ally and President Obama does nothing. His Secretary of State, Secretary of Defence, CIA director and Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff all recommended support of the Syrian rebels and President Obama still does nothing.
Granted, a direct US military intervention makes no sense. We do not want to see the experience of the Marines in Beirut in 1983 repeated. It is better to do nothing than to do something stupid, particularly when the price of intervention can be so very high.
Wild rumors swirl that Assad has been assassinated by his bodyguard...? They are immediately denied.
So what is the West's best answer to the desperate situation in Syria that would be appropriate for the politically correct 21st century mindset? What would play best both tactically and with the media?
|Could she be the one...?|