January 21, 2014

Only Putin Can End the Syrian Inertia

Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian

The Associated Press

The key now, as then, is Russia. If Vladimir Putin decides that his interests are no longer served by unqualified indulgence of Bashar al-Assad, then he will move and diplomatic channels will be unblocked. It has happened before, it can happen again. But first Russia needs to feel the heat of global outrage. These photos, and the horrific story they tell, might just generate it.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Syria, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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