While Syria Burns

(Washington Post) Charles Krauthammer - Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of "Responsibility to Protect." Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing "would have been a betrayal of who we are," explained the president. In the year since, the government of Syria has more than threatened massacres. It has carried them out. More than 9,000 are dead. Russia flies planeloads of weapons to Damascus. Iran supplies money, trainers, agents, more weapons. And what does America do? Support a feckless UN peace mission that does nothing to stop the killing. And establish an Atrocities Prevention Board. Military intervention - bombing, boots on the ground - is not the only alternative. Why aren't we organizing, training and arming the Syrian rebels in their sanctuaries in Turkey?

2012-04-27 00:00:00

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