Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war

Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative. Phyllis Bennis, Al Jazeera, June 26, 2012 Syria is close to full-scale civil war. If the conflict escalates further, as former UN Secretary-General and current envoy of both the UN and the Arab League Kofi Annan noted: "Syria is not Libya, it will not implode, it will explode beyond its borders." The human cost of this conflict is incalculably high. It's not surprising that the normal human reaction is "we've got to do something". ... Syria