Just a few days ago, the NY Times reported that four million refugees wanted to leave Syria for safer havens. The problem is that the Europeans and Americans don’t want these people. Should the United States and its NATO allies just watch as these people are bombed and starved to death. I remember that a few voices called for intervention back when the war in Syria was just starting, such as Hillary Clinton — quietly, and Nicholas Kristoff — more publicly.
It is time for the United States to try and rally NATO to initiate a No Fly Zone and Protection area in the north of Syria, where four or five million Syrians can live free of bombs, and start to rebuild with the help of the world community. Yes, it would cost some money, but many hands make lighter work. At least, the U.S. should try to organize NATO and the world community.
The Washington Post also supports this idea of a no fly zone, at the end of the following editorial, but in conjunction with developing a Syrian force to bring down the Assad regime.
They also write: “We’d like to hope that the words of the president and secretary of state suggest that the administration is reconsidering its refusal to take consequential action against the Assad regime, which continues to cross the red line once established by Mr. Obama by using chemical agents against civilians — and is the root source of the turmoil destroying both Syria and Iraq.”