To the editor:
The civil war in Syria constitutes a test for the world. A test that, so far, we have collectively failed.
The crisis in Syria is complicated, the warring factions are divided by religion, ethnics and ideologies.
One of the few ways to influence the situation would be to stop militarily support to Assad. A multinational trade embargo with the countries that support the Assad regime should be called for.
Russia remains the Assad regime’s staunchest ally, playing a pivotal role in that it supports the Syrian government in its war with the Syrian opposition.
As we continue “business as usual” with Russia (including the Olympics in Sochi), it is done against a backdrop of catastrophic human suffering in Syria.
We must do better than this.