A strategic silver cloud
March 19, 2013 11:51
The Syrian civil war has removed the last remaining military threat on Israel’s borders, but the emerging chaos presents other challenges
Syrian Rebels 521.
(photo credit:GORAN TOMASEVIC)
Surely the two-year-long civil war in Syria should have ended ages ago. It was
and still is – better late than never – the moral duty of the impotent
international community to put an end to the useless bloodshed.The war
of attrition between the government forces of President Bashar Assad and the
fragmented opposition units has resulted thus far in 70,000 dead and 200,000
injured – mostly unarmed civilians – and one million refugees, who have found
makeshift shelters in neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. In light of the
disagreements between Russia and the West on how to end the war, NATO forces,
led by the US, should have intervened. Instead, however, they are sitting idle
and paying only lip service to the Syrian tragedy.