Ironically, the death of 2 Western journlists in Homs yesterday may do more to stimulate the West’s reaction to Assad than the death of an estimated 7,400 Syrians.
On hearing of the death of Marie Colvin, an American born journalist who worked for the UK’s Sunday Times, and French photographer Remi Ochlik, President Sarkozy of France said, “That’s enough now. This regime must go”.
In the United States, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have both come out in favour of arming the Syrian Opposition via strategic allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
The US Government, which until now has been against supporting the Opposition militarily, has said that it is now “considering other options”. An international “Friends of Syria” meeting takes place in Tunisia tomorrow, Friday...read more