Let's assume that the West and its friends in the Gulf and in Turkey could not armed Syrian opposition massively supported and upgraded. What situation we have today? No doubt the bloody uprising against Assad would be long over. Many thousands of Syrians were still alive, entire neighborhoods were still standing. The economy should not be lying on the ground. In Damascus representatives of the civilian opposition were sitting inside Syria in the government of Bashar al-Assad. A round table would prepare elections, conduct further reforms are under way. The region would be much quieter, especially in Lebanon and Kurdistan. Assad would never have undertaken reforms that I can hear the objection. Will not deny the possibility of me. Still, it was irresponsible for him not once take his word. What is the Assad opponents have forgiven? Why break something violently over his knee if I can maybe get peaceful. I think the many civilians who have died would have tried this way probably very happy. Even though it would take another two or three years. I am still of the opinion that Bashar al-Assad would support it in this. And if not? Then the Syrians could still take up arms. What we have instead? A region that descends into chaos. With unpredictable consequences. Lebanon is now threatening another new civil war. This is horrifying, the country has suffered for over ten years to a. Painfully, the conflict could only be ended. Also with the help of the Syrian army, which has gained a large part of the Taif Agreement against the Lebanese militia. This is going to forget you. Syria may not be a democracy, but for the stability in the region, has been the regime enormously important. How long Jordan will remain reasonably stable? How long to keep the Palestinians in the occupied territories are still breastfeeding? What happens in Kurdistan? There were more than a year already many people who are familiar with the area and who exactly said this scenario before. Particularly difficult, but it was not. Only someone who knows nothing about the Middle East and the importance of Syria, it could consider a good idea to tip oil into the fire, and heave the armed opposition in Syria on the pedestal of infallibility. I have so far barely seen a greater diplomatic blunder. The really bad thing: It has cost tens of thousands of lives and looks like, nor are many, many added. Bravo! What has worked with Turkey must be possible even with Lebanon, or, Angel of Peace love of the western world!