Crisis in Syria
The ongoing Syrian civil war began in March 2011 and whilst there were continuous armed conflicts between the forces loyal to the Ba'ath government and those seeking to overthrow it, an international input was not required to intervene up until the recent events of August 2013. 21 August 2013 marks a horrific moment in Syria’s history. It has been marked as the greatest international outcry and has brought back memories of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. The entire western world was brought to a halt when these events cried out for international humanitarian aid. The western world is faced with the dilemma of whether to intervene through military action or whether they should just stand back and allow Syria to settle its own problems.