After the Russian and Chinese veto in the UN Security Council, Civilians in the Syrian city of Homs are more and more hopeless. They feel betrayed by the international community.
Sure, Russia and China will be the ones loosing the most credit among those being massacred. But they must surely be asking themselves why the “West” is treating them different from the people in Benghazi. Yes, there was a SC mandate, but 1. did it not cover those action taken in the end and 2. since when does the “West” always wait for a SC mandate? (Kosovo).
Why do the people of Homs don’t deserve Western intervention?
Because the West does not want to risk confrontation with Russia and China now?
Or because the situation with Iran is dangerous enough as it is?
Syrian activist Danny describes the situation in Homs in his videos:
It surely is time for actors such as the EU (and its states individually), to step up their actions with respect to Syria!
— EU External Action (@eu_eeas) February 7, 2012