A turning point in Syria? (photo source)
May 31, 2012
The latest massacre in Syria—which killed more than a 100 men, women and children in their homes in the city of Houla—is only the latest of the horrors that Syrians have been living through after they dared rise up against the 40-year dictatorship of the Assad family.
The question for the movement now is how to withstand the increasingly brutal repression and take the struggle forward.
The slaughter in Houla led to an international outcry, and the UN Security Council condemned the killings. Several Western countries expelled Syrian diplomats in protest, and advocates of U.S. and European military intervention seized the moment to call for air strikes against Syria. Yet despite the terrible human toll, international intervention in Syria will not make things better. The Syrian people do have the power to liberate themselves—and only they can do so.