There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.
The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.
Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.
Syrian rebels launched a series of attacks in Damascus on Tuesday, further undermining the shaky two-week-old UN-backed ceasefire.
There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.
The talk of covert action, "no fly zones," and military involvement via proxies has ratcheted up following the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution.
A member of Syria's pro-democracy movement discusses potential reforms, the role of Islamists, foreign interference and more.