President Obama said he was “horrified” by the attack and would seek tighter sanctions against the al-Assad regime.
Turkey, which has been ’s closest friend recently, said it was “saddened and disappointed” by the attacks which would serve no useful purpose. Syria has called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the unjustified and horrifying attack. The European Parliament president has demanded that Bashar al-Assad begin the process of a transfer of power at once. Italy
SYRIAN REVOLUTION 2011, the name of the group that now seems to be coordinating the Syrian demonstrations against al-Assad, has called for “demonstrations and reprisals” after the Tarawih night prayers that are said during Ramadan. More than 4,000 people descended onto the streets in Harasta, a town near
Damascus, in response to the call, in which was described as “bleeding.” Syria
The argument against world action in
usually runs along the lines of, “there is no formal and organized rebel governing group calling for outside help and without that, intervention would be interfering in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation and, in addition, the ensuing chaos would be impossible to control or predict.” Syria
One might say that this really means the world has still not decided what to do with the aftermath of intervention - that is, what would the loss of the al-Assad regime mean in terms of control of Hamas and Hezbolleh and the safety of Israel, as well as in the buffering
in the region. Iran
The elephant that nobody wants to dance with is still in the room, and somebody really ought to try to dance or push the beast out of the room so that the world can act without being trampled.
Surely, we can find a way to deal with the Syrian problem before chaos results, not from our actions but from our inability to act.