U.S. and European attitude towards the Syrian Revolution leave much to be desired, so perhaps, it is about time Syrian activists and dissidents stopped desiring much from the U.S. and Europe.
Western leaders, including American officials, may claim that the reason they don’t get tough on the Assads is the lack of cohesion among Syrian opposition groups, but that is simply put hogwash meant to justify their inability and/or unwillingness to formulate a clear policy at this stage. Forming a dysfunctional behemoth made up of individual and groups that are ideologically and philosophically at odds is the not the right way to successfully manage the transitional process. What you need for that is the ability to attract pragmatic elements from all different political, social and religious backgrounds in order to support whatever makeshift council protest leaders on the ground will eventually field once they are given then opportunity to do so, that is, once the violence is brought to a halt.
The meeting that Secretary Clinton held with Syrian activists earlier on Tuesday was largely a symbolic affair, a mere pat on the collective back of a people who have expected and yearned for much, much more from the elected officials of a country that still boasts a AAA rating by Moody’s, albeit with a negative future outlook. I dread to think what rating will be assigned to America if Moody’s launched a new system based on a country’s foreign policy.
Be that as it may, the Revolution goes on, in the face of crackdown, lies, attempts at hijacking the cause by fringe elements, and the cowardice of world leaders. The Revolution is still AAA in my book, with a positive future outlook!