Britain announced yesterday it is stepping-up its aid to the Syrian rebels in the form of armored vehicles and body armor to support the moderate forces in the Free Syrian Army.
This is good news and bad news at the same time.
It is good news because the West finally is realizing if the FSA moderates are left on their own, the extremists are bound to win over the hearts and minds of the Syrian people.
It is bad news because the weapons needed to win this war are still missing from any aid package.
The West does not seem to be looking for this war to end anytime soon, thus multiplying the risks inherent into more Islamists gaining far more popularity than had the West helped the FSA defeat Assad expeditiously.
To explain this mystery, one must think of its ultimate goals, which given all the facts, center around providing the needs for ethnic groups to split Syria apart. This can only happen with extreme purveyed inhuman conditions.
Needless to say that breaking Syria apart will not stop the fighting. Islamists and Syrian Sunnis in general would want to unite it again by fighting against those breaking it. Who will suffer? Again the civilian populations from all denominations and loyalties.
If buying Syrian Liras does not fall under any sanctions, then it is time to buy LT Call Options on the Syrian Lira if there are any sellers. Strike Price? 10,000 Liras for each $1. They would be cheap and well worth the risk.
This is the best way to help the civilians face less hardships.