World Must Do More to Stop Syrian Butchery

World Must Do More to Stop Syrian Butchery

During the last great year of revolution, 1989, European events moved from the peaceful transfer of power in Poland to botched attempts at repression in East Germany, through to outright butchery in Romania. In this specific sense there is a parallel with the very different tide of change sweeping the Arab world in 2011. The relative passivity of Tunisia's jasmine revolution was followed by a faltering fightback in Cairo and now by what is shaping up to be a vicious last stand by the Syrian regime.

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