The West should avoid conflict in Syria

With the west seriously preparing to attack Syria on the grounds of using chemical weapons by Damascus, the on-going crisis has acquired a dangerous turn with both sides sticking to their respective position. But peaceful negotiation to this crisis is the only option for both of them. Amid accusations by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry that Syria has been destroying evidence of its chemical weapons shelling near Damascus, the western powers have stepped up their military build-up around the Levantine state despite bitter opposition by Russia and Iran to this latest pretext for war by the US. As the back-and forth between the Syrians and their western counterparts gained momentum, hectic and frantic efforts appeared to have been mounted to stage a military attack on Syria, without legal sanction from the U.N. Security Council. As The Guardian has reported that "warplanes and military transporters" were reportedly moved to Britain's Akrotiri airbase in Cyprus, which is less than...(Read Full Post)