Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Should the world intervene in Syria? - 14th Dec 2011

Pressure is growing for world leaders to respond to Syria's brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.

Earlier this week, the United Nations' Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said more than 5,000 people had been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March.

The Syrian government has issued activists in the restive city of Homs an ultimatum: Cease their protests, or face bombardment, prompting fears of an increase in hostilities.

Human rights activists have called for an international response to the violence -- but some diplomats have warned that any intervention could make the situation worse. Read More