While everyone has been watching the Olympics, and the debate over debt ceiling, things have gone from bad to worse with Syria. The negotiations hit a wall — and so now what? I don’t know…but I do know one thing, Syria’s citizens are desperate and it is going to get worse, much worse.
Many of you watched the report I did when in December I traveled to Iraq (with Reverend Franklin Graham) to report on the Syrian refugee crisis (there is a refugee camp in Iraq), and that is just the tip of the iceberg. There are thousands and thousands and thousands of refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and the number is growing and growing. The projections of how bad it is going to get are breathtaking.
Here is an excerpt from today’s Washington Post:
“They can’t have it both ways,” a senior Obama administration official said of Russia, which is Bashar al-Assad’s principal international backer but also supported the U.S. idea of inviting both sides to the negotiations. Russia can’t say it wants that peaceful approach and a “happy Olympics” while it is also “part and parcel of supporting this regime as it kills people in the most brutal way,” the official said.