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Wrong and the hint is in the book’s title of The Syrian Dilemma. The contributors who include such luminaries as Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch, a clutch of essentially right-wing academics and a few Syrians heading up phantom organisations make the same general description and prescription. The fault is all Assad’s and the solution is the same one which plunged Libya into the American-made abyss. Massive destabilisation, massive bombing of Syrian military and civilian positions, massive humanitarian corridors to allow the West’s mercenaries ease of access and that is about it. These were the very same demands Human Rights Watch propounded at the time of the Ghouta false flag chemical attack and it is also what this book proposes in 20 of its 21 dreary chapters. Bomb the Syrians, massacre the minorities, install a puppet government and get the hell out of the way when the demonic exercise goes pear-shaped.
Though we have seen it all before, we have not quite seen MIT or equivalent institutions prostitute themselves to the Pentagon so tackily for quite some time. The book is a fig-leaf for the Pentagon, a pathetic academic attempt to give the arms industry the moral green light to kill more Syrians. It is devoid both of analysis and of academic rigour. Because it includes pieces by partisan and non-academic Syrian rebel apologists, it also lacks academic credibility. We can only hope MIT and the book’s joint editors were paid well for prostituting whatever their standards they have.