Regions / Syria
How far should the state go to improve the world?
At this point, President Assad is beginning to seem self-destructive.
The C.I.A. is evaluating Syrian rebels to see which groups qualify for arms aid.
How did a positive concept like intervention become a dirty word?
The United States, NATO, and Israel have long sought the destabilization of Syria.
It's the height of hypocrisy for the United States to criticize arms transfers to governments for use on innocent civilians.
Syrians face another threat beyond the massacre of its civilians by the Assad regime.
Washington should remember the lessons of blowback and avoid intervention in Syria.
The international community should have a diplomatic "intervention" with Syria's strongest remaining ally, Russia.
Still, it remains an extremely destabilizing choice.