By MARY E. STONAKER
Refusal to intervene in the Syrian crisis may seem puzzling to outsiders who have heard stories of refugees as well as government-sponsored brutality.
Is Russia buying this contradictory official line, or is Syria’s geostrategic location blurring the eyes of Russians to the atrocities being committed by the Syrian government? Russia has refused to vote for a UN resolution condemning Syrian violence against its protestors. While the UN resolution is not calling for an intervention, it is interesting to discuss the foreign intervention in the region, the possibility of it in Syria, and why Russia wants to stay on Mr. Assad’s good side.
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