May 29th, 2012
03:58 PM ET

After Syria massacre, what's next?

World powers weighed tough options to end brutality in Syria on Tuesday amid the aftermath of the now-infamous massacre in Houla.

Politicians and opposition forces have been going back and forth over the future of the Kofi Annan peace initiative, the need for more diplomatic arm-twisting and even the prospect of military intervention as the world community cries for an end to the Syrian conflict.

The incident occurred on Friday in the Homs province town of Houla, where more than 100 people died. The United Nations says government forces went house to house and slaughtered men, women, and children. The Syrian government is blaming the violence on "terrorists."

The violence has left more than 12,000 slain since March 2011, according to one count, and tens of thousands of people have been displaced.

What's next?

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    After Syria massacre, what’s next?
    Posted: May 29, 2012, 3:58 pm ET

    Having China to back up thier military might, and thinking at thier level (which is apparently not much), I'd venture to say they are going to do things outside the box, and wind up killing thier neighbors. And I hope I'm wrong.

    May 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. small list

    Take out Assad asap, then his underlings.
    help the people
    try to ensure a future market for russia and china so they go along with everything we do

    May 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |

    The world powers?
    This conflict was instigated by ME allied with EURO/Israel/US powers and is as they wanted a proxy war of mainly Saudi Interests versus Syria and Iran.
    While the Eurocentris lap dog, Turkey, will love to go after Kurds in Syria, just as they dof gor years in Iraq before US invasion, they will go fetch go fetch fori the euro interest.
    While we have een allied with those family run nations in remaking Yemen, they at home were brutaly putting down revolts in their own corporate lands.
    Thrre is no worse hoing on in Syria than what has been done in Iraq.
    can't toich US and its own Euros that aided US, theyp will throw a bone to tohe handwringers of Internstional Court.
    Russia and China only damn nations that still follow UN PROTOCALLS, at least they are large enough to not be to wyorried yrt for daroing to say UN now no more than NATO auxillary.

    May 30, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |