Foreign intervention continues Syrian civil war
Countries supporting opposite sides of the Syrian civil war decide to neglect the screaming and throw more wood on the fire because their guys are losing.
But who are their guys?
The European Union, or EU, argues that question after their recent failure to extend a ban on supplying Syrian rebels with arms.
Now, according to Aljazeera, EU states can legally arm Syrian rebels, which is a turnaround from prior policy.
The United Kingdom and France pushed extinguishing the ban, among cries of dissent from other EU states.
These cries echoed fears that the Syrian rebel factions range from moderate to terroristic and that more arms will only stoke the fires of civil war.
And Syria is a conflagration.
Russia recently exacerbated the problem by sending the first shipment of long-range anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian government, sparking threats of war from Israel, according to USAtoday.
The missiles limit Israel’s options for containing the Syrian situation with airstrikes and dimished Washington’s plans for a no-fly zone.
Whether pro-government or pro-rebels, an agreement has been reached: the old fallacy that you can fight fire with fire.