Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Syria Follow-up – The “State Massacre” Plan

Back in November 2012 in analysing the similarities between Western actions on Libya and Syria I wrote:
If the Libyan steps are followed, the next step should be UN recognition of NCSROF as legitimate. This is less likely to occur while Russia and China are still opposed to military action against Syria, and may be the main problem Western countries are facing in trying to intervene (they are currently still clinging to some veneer of legitimacy in adhering to international laws). To break this impasse keep watch for another state “massacre,” either real or created, with the goal to put political pressure on Russia and China to drop Assad.