The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.
The French should come up with a plan, seek NATO support, and begin its operation. This would force America's hand at not wanting to be seen deserting its oldest ally....another "special relationship" one might say.
Welcome to America's nightmare: welcome to America's second civil war. Written by Brian Wood, with artwork by Riccardo Burchielli, DMZ is a comic series set in an unspecified near-future during America's second civil war.
Whilst the 150th anniversary of the American civil war continues to provoke considerable debate and a range of commemorative events, I am reminded of the war's impact on a specific part of the world - though one not located within the 50 US states, but across the Atlantic.
As the results of the 2011 election begin to emerge, Ellen and Liberia are about to embark on the next step in their future. But whatever the outcome, Merlin is committed to doing everything in our power to save lives and improve the health of a wonderful nation.
As the war in Libya drags on, the difficulty now is not that the international community is stuck for ideas, in fact, the opposite is true. The real problem is that there are too many strategies floating around with various players pulling in different directions.