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SLAUGHTER IN SYRIA February 15, 2012

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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The killing of people in Syria is shocking. The United Nations, unlike their heroic episode in Libya is unable to protect civilians. So what is going on? Who is responsible? What can be done?

Inside Syria on Al Jazeera attempts to address these and other questions:

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1. Ross - February 15, 2012

Interesting video. I think that intervention is something that international organisations are finding very difficult to do well. They are either criticised for doing too much in times of crises, or too little. If the United Nations was to intervene in some way in Syria, then we must hope that they plan the action appropriately, and they do not sow the seeds for future violence. I am of the feeling that this uprising should develop organically, with increased diplomatic pressure exerted on the Assad regime. Military intervention at this point would be desperately premature.

wmmbb - February 15, 2012

It is suggested that the uprising has been embellished by foreign agents, perhaps along the lines of Libya. Meanwhile the ICC has no jurisdiction because Syria is not a signatory and the Security Council has not given authorization.

I am suggesting the existing international order is not sustainable. The application of the rule of law requires independent and impartial international court with all the essential conditions that allow such an institution to effectively operate. For me, it seems impossible to envisage a practical alternative.


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