If there is to be hope for the Syrian people, the first step is for all foreign interference to cease. Only then can Syrians renew the task of taking possession of their own country.
Regional bloodbath beckons as US declares war and Iran plans to send troops to Syria
- 16 June 2013
- Robert Fisk
Washington's excuse for its new Middle East adventure – that it must arm the rebels because the Syrian regime has used sarin gas against them – convinces no-one in the Middle East.
Western military intervention will leave Syria in permanent ruins say two former Nato secretary generals
- 14 June 2013
- Javier Solana & Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Rather than secure humanitarian space and empower a political transition, Western military engagement is likely to provoke further escalation on all sides, deepening the civil war.
Syria and chemical weapons: can we really get fooled again after the Iraq WMD fiasco?
- 05 June 2013
- Lindsey German
No doubt as the war escalates we will be told that there should be more intervention in order to end the war, but at every stage such intervention has only escalated it.
Britain and France are playing a mischievous role in ensuring the slaughter in Syria continues
- 03 June 2013
- Patrick Cockburn
By successfully ending the EU embargo on arms for the rebels Britain and France will not bring talks nearer, as they pretend, but make them unlikely to take place at all.
Is the Syria engame approaching with the prospect of war engulfing the whole Middle East?
- 14 May 2013
- Shamus Cooke
US involvement in Syria is risking regional war that could include Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Israel, Iran, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia, with the potential to drag in the bigger powers.