Matthews: What can the West hope to achieve with a military strike on Syria?

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28 August, 2013
By: Kyle Matthews
Executive director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies

The best scenario is that surgical strikes avoid causing any collateral damage, does not create a new wave of forced displacement, and weakens Assad’s ability to wage war against his people. Worst case scenario is the bombing draws in other countries into a larger regional war, the rebel faction become even more reluctant to negotiate a peaceful end to the conflict, while massive human suffering continues.

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