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Syrians indeed are "caught in the cross-fire." Who's responsible wasn't mentioned.
Both contributors are law professors. Imagine what students get in their classes.
On April 9, a Washington Post editorial headlined, "The UN's failed plan for Syrian peace," saying:
"....(T) entirely predictable outcome of (Annan's peace plan) ought now to be recognized: (Annan) and his backers have merely provided cover for (Assad) to go on slaughtering his own people."
He imposed "new conditions for a cease-fire and has continued (his) assaults on residential areas with artillery and tanks."
In fact, he's wrongly blamed for insurgent caused deaths.
"It was clear from the outset (he'd) never implement the U.N. terms, including a cease-fire and tolerance of peaceful assembly, because to do so would cause the collapse of his regime."
"The question now facing the administration and the Security Council is also familiar: how to respond to (his) double-cross."
"The inescapable reality is that Mr. Assad will go on killing unless and until he is faced with a more formidable military opposition. That is why the shortest way to the end of the Syrian crisis is the one (Obama) is resisting: military support for the opposition and, if necessary, intervention by NATO."
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