There is a sadness to the story of Syria whose people have been beaten, tortured and killed by their own government. The Arab League has finally given up its attempt at peace and reconciliation and is leaving this tortured land. Syrian military deserters have grabbed weapons and are now using them against former comrades in arms. Reports indicate these rebels are now operating on the outskirts of Damascus where they are attempting to enforce some form of law and order.
There is no question, President Bashar al-Assad will shortly up the volume of violence and begin to kill anyone who dares oppose his ideas. UK Prime Minister David Cameron is upset at Russia which is supporting Assad. “Russia can no longer explain blocking the UN and providing cover for the regime’s brutal suppression.” Frankly, there is no evidence the Arab Spring will spring up in Syria.