Comments on: Here’s how to handle Syria Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: smanchwhich Tue, 22 May 2012 10:55:35 +0000 Why is unilateral American action “not in the cards?” Because it is an election year. It is shameful to see the pile of bodies ten thousand high continue growing because the leaders of the world are more concerned with their next election than they are about upholding the values which they so loudly extoll. I am American, and I am ashamed.

By: Calfri Mon, 21 May 2012 19:05:15 +0000 What’s wrong with arming some insurgents with guns,anti-tank weapons, and medical supplies and equipment? Mr. Serwer’s against this because, he says, it will only further inflame religious/sectarian tensions. No. I thought these were peaceful demonstrations until Assad started the violence. What we need to do is support the Syrian people and their desire to be rid of this 40 plus year dictatorship. As for Russian and Chinese facilitation of the Syrian government’s actions, it’s clear enough where they are coming from. They are afraid of democracy. We are too friendly to both countries and ought to review our portfolios with them, if they insist on aiding and abetting Assad’s killing machine.

By: lebaneese Mon, 21 May 2012 02:51:20 +0000 This Syrian Regime managed for 40 years to oppress its people and its Neighbors under the whispers slogan ” We stop Terrorism against Israel.” It is an old story now!

– How can a Regime stay in power where 85 percent of population are against? How can a Regime that kills its people stay in power?
– How can a regime that occupied its Neighbors and Harbor Terrorist groups from all kind stay in power for 40 years?
– How can such a minority group win over all population for that long? I have that answer for the Syrian regime lovers by committing all kind of terrorism against its people.
– History has taught us some Lessons, One that most dictators will loose at the End! I assure Syrian Regime will loose and Assad will be prosecuted for Genocide.

– For those of you that supporters of Hizbollah I say the truth about you and your masters in Iran: You never serve whats good for Lebanon you only serve whats good for the Aytollah Regimes of Iran and you do not represent the Lebanese citizens at all.

International community should act to stop this Genocide.

At the End Justice will prevail and I value Professor Daniel Serwer Opinion because the Syrian people are in great danger and they are looking for any Humanitarian support they can get.

I pray for Peace always.

By: mick68 Sun, 20 May 2012 16:10:10 +0000 Daniel, you’re under the delusion that NATO wants to see this end peacefully?

Right, that’s why they enlisted the Taliban then?

By: fatima05 Sun, 20 May 2012 02:20:09 +0000 US policy in ME is to create Afghanistan / Somalia like entities Iraq Libya AlQaida is a product of US ally Saudi Arabia, The regime that breeds, ideology and Money, Alqaida is well flourishing with petrodollar filled coffers

By: SvenBolin Sat, 19 May 2012 14:04:06 +0000 Why “handle” Syria? Whats it to you?
Go home stay home and take care of your own problems!

By: urownexperience Sat, 19 May 2012 12:44:37 +0000 What needs to be done? – Nothing. Every penny spent on other people’s wars takes money from the poor in America, while the rich lay back and enjoy the ego pop.

By: meleze Sat, 19 May 2012 07:46:45 +0000 It is amazing how weak are the measures you are recommanding here compared whith those which would have been taken in the past century before 1990 as Russia was USSR and your country involved in the cold war. In that time Turkey was the center of yours moves in the country and Greece and Turkey were used to work together. At present USA belongs no more other relay of its middle-east policy except Israel. Egypt is broken. Iraqi is broken.Lebanon is broken. Greece is broken by the crazy idea to put the olympics in Athena in spite of the corruption and the debt increase, in 2004 for the remembrance of the birth of the games. Will we see the end of the slaughters of Hassad as long as Greece will not be rescued?

By: xcanada2 Sat, 19 May 2012 01:54:04 +0000 Prof. Serwer:

“to bring down a regime that links Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah”

Is that your objective?

I don’t take it as a given that alleged links to Hezbollah is a bad thing. After all, Israel has twice completely violated Lebanon’s sovereignty, tried to bomb it into the ground, actually occupied it, in the first case almost twenty years, and the Hezbollah organization has twice saved Lebanon.

If these ties to Hezbollah are the reason the US and West is going after Assad, it makes me suspect the whole issue: we already see daily how the media distorts the Palestinian issues, so they likely are doing the same thing again, in support of Israel?

What exactly is the role of the West in the Syrian “uprising”?

Your concerns for Syrians don’t meet the smell test.

By: Fromkin Fri, 18 May 2012 22:08:57 +0000 So what about terrorists killing innocent people sir?

What should the UNSC do about S. Arabia and Qatar sending Al Qaida Jihadists in Syria to kill innocent People?

How about the U.S. staying away and stopping its support of terror activities in Syria?

I think the syrian State acted within its rights. No State can allow armed gangs,insurgeants,rebels, whatever you call them,to run around killing people under the pretext of protesting.

If these terrorist acts we see in Syria were committed in the U.S., Obama would have responded in the same way Assad is doing.

The U.S. told the world during the last 10 yeasrs that you can’t negociate with terrorists.