The West doesn’t know how to handle the Syria conflict, where it has a hard time picking out the ‘good guys’ from the ‘bad guys’.
- Friday, 01 November 2013
Rarely have the drums of war beaten more loudly than over the much-announced, but never executed US strike on Syria. Even though Washington and other Western capitals proclaimed they had "very little or no doubt" that Syrian President Bashar al- Assad had ordered the use of chemical weapons against his own people - causing as many as 1,429 deaths, including 426 children - nothing much has happened as yet. The ‘red line’ drawn by American President Barack Obama some months ago, when warning the Syrian dictator against the use of such weapons, turned out to be a feeble – if not ultimately embarrassing - obstacle against their deployment.