Is it Time to Intervene in Syria?

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

All this week The Takeaway has followed the news out of Syria, where a horrific massacre at the hands of Syrian government troops in the village of Houla recently left 108 civilians dead, including a number of children, most murdered at close-point range.  

Is it time to intervene in Syria? David Loyn, international development correspondent for the BBC, believes that the international community has yet to reach its tipping point on Syria, and that the Syrian conflict could continue for another year. Loyn draws a distinction between the Syrian conflict and the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo during President Clinton's tenure. Philip Gourevitch, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, has also covered a number of international conflicts.


Philip Gourevitch and David Loyn

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