The title of this Blog is a quote by Princess Diana. Afflict is defined as either “overthrow” or “defeat”, neither of which are being considered against Assad today. The killing is so intense, we are left begging for humanitarian aid instead of regime change. Kudos to Sen. John Kerry, Assad’s personal buddy.Â Â
The White House, after almost a year of incessant killings in Syria, today announced that “additional measures might have to be considered if President Bashar al-Assad continues to escalate his military assault on civilians.“
Notice the “Might have to be considered“, which means the White House is far from actually considering saving Syrians. Maybe there is a secret quota Syrians are expected to reach before there is action.Â Â
If “Friends for Syria” meeting ends with more statements and no action, I predict more trouble ahead for the US in the Arab world and al-Qaeda recruiting more people. This new generation of young angry Arabs are much savvier than the preceding generation.
Mark my words.Â