February 4, 2013

International Players Fiddle While Syria Burns

Ray Murphy, Irish Times

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The concept of humanitarian corridors and safe zones to get the aid to those in need must be considered, preferably with the consent of the parties. A no-fly zone is another possible option, but direct military intervention to support the rebels will not reduce civilian casualties.

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