Pressure increasing on Syria in wake of reports of another massacre

Reports of another massacre in Syria may increase pressure on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad as senior officials from the Obama administration met to discuss the worsening situation. On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner took the unusual step of speaking on a foreign policy matter, warning Syria of the consequences of its actions.

However, China and Russia once again moved in a direction at odds with the international community by urging the oposition forces to move toward embracing the peace plan being pushed by UN envoy Kofi Annan.

With fewer options at hand, Der Speigel has published an examination of how international sanctions have failed in Syria, and, in fact, how war profiteers have exploited them for their gain.

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