U.S., Allies Mulling Military Intervention in Syria
[An Nahar] The B.O. regime and its allies are engaged in serious discussions about potential military involvement in Syria, The Washington Post quoted officials as saying.
"Possibilities include directly arming opposition forces, sending troops to guard a humanitarian corridor or "safe zone" for the rebels, or an air assault on Syrian air defenses," according to the officials from the U.S. and other nations opposed to Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Lord of the Baath...
"But the governments remain deeply divided over the scope of any intervention, how and when it would happen, and who would participate," the officials told The Washington Post.
To the anger of Arab and Western governments, Syrian allies Russia and China have twice used their powers as permanent members of the Security Council to veto resolutions condemning Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
' brutal crackdown on protestors.
Talks on a new U.S.-led attempt to agree a resolution have hit a dead end, although U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as
America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as
Another Hamilton Fish ...
and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet on Monday in New York.
Russia and China say the Western nations only want a resolution to back regime change.
Russia wants any resolution to call equally on the government and opposition groups to halt the violence. The Western members say the security force assault and attacks by opposition groups cannot be put at the same level.
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