Tigerman wrote:The Syrian people get no R2P, eh?
Libya had oil And the government, until the foreign powers intervened, was about to attack populated Benghazi.
Syrian situation is predominantly in the country side or minor cities (Homs, Hama) with the government and minorities that run/support the regime (Alawites, Christians, Druze) controlling the intelligence services and Damascus/Aleppo (which has, until recently, only had sporadic fighting).
Maybe Obama doesn't care about a poor country with no valuable natural resources. Or he doesn't care about country folks, as he, at least in the US, seems to care more about city folk/blue state demographics.
No oil/doesn't want to attack cities run by minorities=very little/no action.