- Khadija Patel
“There are no good options on Syria,” the world’s analysts have sighed in collective resignation. Much as Western diplomacy is poised to save the world from itself once more, the do-gooders of the world have had to act with a modicum of restraint – knowing full well that that any intervention in Syria is not guaranteed to bring peace, protect civillians, force Bashar Al-Assad out of power or, more honestly, secure western interests. This wisdom does, however, stand to be discarded on Tuesday, as NATO meets to mull over an adequate response to Syria’s attack on two Turkish jets in the last few days. By KHADIJA PATEL.