Friday, June 14, 2013

World Community Must Meet the Cost

Only if the balance of the war shifts decisively to the side of the rebels will an acceptable political settlement be possible. That, in turn, will almost certainly require a more robust U.S. intervention. A starting point would be for Mr. Obama to sign off on a Pentagon plan, reported by the Wall Street Journal, to create a no-fly zone in southern Syria, which would create a space for rebels to organize and train, for weapons to be delivered and for civilians to harbor. It’s possible this could be done with the use of Patriot missiles and planes that remained in Jordanian airspace.

White House aide Ben Rhodes argued to reporters Thursday that a no-fly zone in Syria would be costly, would become an open-ended commitment and would not change the situation on the ground. On the last point, U.S. intelligence reports seen by the New York Times suggest otherwise: They say there were 500 air-to-ground attacks against Syrian rebels and civilians in May alone.

No-Fly-Zone the rebel hold area cost effective option and must,  the world community contributes especially EU and Gulf states,  also the world community should financing the rebel hold areas so that they can run their own civil serves and  internally displace people go there instead fleeting other countries. If this drags the million of Syrian people suffering, the region, and the world would bear immensely cost of not only humanitarian but also economically.