By Mpundu Mukanga (PhD)
In the previous article (Part 3), I explicitly stated that should major world powers fail to come to a comprehensive and binding resolution on Syria the only logical conclusion for the country would be an escalation of violence culminating in a brutal civil war. Since then diplomatic efforts have all but failed and Syria in on a dangerous path to an all-out internal armed conflict.
On 7th July 2012, during the friends of Syria meeting in Paris, the USA was the first nation to declare that it would openly provide non-lethal assistance to the rebel movement sighting diplomatic failure and civilian massacres attributed to the Assad regime. The problem with the statement is that there are more than 20 rebel groups operating in Syria with minimal or no coordination between them, and most of these groups are radically opposed to the presence of the USA or any foreign powers in the Middle East.[view whole blog post ]