If Assad Survives

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - The last time Kofi Annan embarked on a diplomatic mission to Damascus, after the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah, the then-UN secretary general extracted a promise from Bashar Assad not to allow weapons to cross the border with Lebanon. It was a promise Assad instantly flouted, allowing Hizbullah to double its prewar arsenal. This time Syrian troops used Annan's "truce" window to escalate their assault on opposition hotbeds and lay mines along the border with Turkey.

2012-04-10 00:00:00

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