Today, more than two years into Syria’s horrific civil war, the debate about “What to do?”—rumbles on.
This conflict, humanity’s first ever “YouTube war,” has brought us virtually face-to-face with the horror of war like never before. No longer can we even pretend to be at a comfortable remove from such insanity. Today we can watch raw recordings of human barbarism—rape, torture, and murder—on our computer screens just hours after the events themselves.
The resulting worldwide human outrage is putting increasing pressure on world leaders to “do something.” The big question, however, remains: “Do what?”
Loud voices continue to call for urgent military intervention to “stop the bloodshed.” But that noble objective continues, unfortunately, to look like a nearly impossible task for outsiders to achieve.