Friday, March 1, 2013

Handwringing and Shivering Not the Solution!


Given the U.S. role in the world, there is no real option but to play, because out of Syria’s mess will come some kind of new reckoning between the world’s powers where everyone’s leverage lies in the new Middle East. The Russians have staked their bets, and, in their own way, the Chinese, the Iranians, the Turks, and the Saudis have, too. So has everyone else in the neighborhood, even the small fry. The result is a bloody stalemate. For better or worse, everyone is looking to the Americans to tip the balance, because that is the role that a superpower, still in the game, is expected to play. This is not about what’s right so much as it is about the game. If the Americans want the outcome to favor them and their allies they must try to help mold it. Direct aid may have its risks, but no move at all means losing, too.
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That is right, what is the superpower responsibility? Surely not  irresponsibility!   Syria problems is not go away, as long as criminal assad alive in this world!

Update: but every decision bears risk no decision is risk free! Realistically, we can not see criminal Assad sustain his position after all of this that is realistic!  The real question or real issue  is the post criminal Assad, how to do it, how to manage post assad.