West fails to impress in wanting real change from Syria
Published 10/06/2011 | 05:00
While the US and its allies want to raise pressure on Syria to end its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters, there are few signs the West, let alone the Arab world, is ready for robust action that might make a difference.
Britain and France have floated a new UN Security Council resolution on Syria and a senior diplomat said European Union nations were looking at a fresh round of sanctions targeting companies in the country.
No one, however, is contemplating military intervention along the lines of the 11-week bombing campaign against Libya, ostensibly begun to protect civilians but which increasingly appears aimed at dislodging Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.