Who Will Save Syria?

The argument for a U.S.-led military intervention intensifies as increasing numbers of Syrians beg for help

Alessio Romenzi for TIME

Along with a cousin, a daughter mourns her father, who was tortured to death by regime militias ib al-Qsair, near the city of Homs, Feb. 14, 2012

The Debate over Syria

A rising death toll raises the question: To intervene or not?

Why We Must Fight Alongside the Rebels

By Shadi Hamid

The Syrian uprising began nearly a year ago, and despite renewed international efforts, the regime has intensified the killing. The death toll--approaching 8,000--is now five times what it was in Libya on the eve of the NATO intervention there. These are "crimes against humanity," a U.N. panel concluded recently.

Those of us who supported military action in Libya hoped that it might set a precedent, so that the next time, the U.S. and Europe would act...

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