peace Multimedia Video: Drums Beat for U.S. Military Intervention in Syria, but Israel Finds a Weakened Assad “Convenient” The humanitarian disaster in Syria is mostly ignored as external powers vie for position to control the outcome of civil war. By Phyllis Bennis, May 14, 2013. Originally in The Real News. x https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbeUKWoXfFg View the transcript. Follow @PhyllisBennis No related posts.