November 13, 2012
Among Syria's Rebels, Heartbreak and Blood
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
About 40,000 people have been killed in the Syrian uprising so far, according to some estimates. Assad uses jet fighters and helicopters to strafe his own cities. The war is a humanitarian cataclysm. Intervention, even through air power alone, poses enormous challenges and dangers for the West. But standing idly by also comes with a terrible price.