RUSSIA REPORTS: The West may invade Syria to search for chemical weapons
So far the situation is not that bad for Syria. First, despite the peculiar attitude of Russia to the Syrian events, the West could not get carte blanche to deal with Assad. In the first half of August, Russia allowed two statements of the UN Security Council condemning the actions of the Syrian leadership. However, they did not have legal force and the West has failed to impose international sanctions.
Second, Bashar al-Assad is at the top. The Arabs, particularly those who are not Syrians, used to be not of the highest opinion of him. They did not expect miracles from a man in civilian clothes educated as an ophthalmologist, who by some misunderstanding got the power in one of the key countries in the Arab world. CONTINUE