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How long can the West sit and watch Syrian horror?

The apparent use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government in the suburbs of Damascus is a 'game changer', writes Stephen Starr.

24th August, 2013
Having previously isolated the Syrian regime and economy over two years, there's little the international community can do to hasten the fall of the Assad regime now, outside of a direct military operation.

Pressure on western governments to intervene in Syria following the killing of over a thousand people in an alleged chemical attack last Wednesday is mounting this weekend. Activists and rebel fighters say hundreds of families died in coordinated government attacks in outlying districts of Damascus.

Though independent versions of events are unavailable due to heavy fighting and restrictions on independent journalists, what is known is that each area targeted by the suspected chemical attacks had...

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