The latest revelation of over 50,000 graphic images constituted another turning point in the Syrian conflict. These horrible pictures did not surprise those who have been warning about these conditions for the last three years. However, these new images of bodies that were tortured, mutilated, and starved to death show the systemic use of these mechanisms throughout Syria against people who were suspected of being members of the opposition. With the latest documents, the international community has been provided all the evidence its needs to act in order to protect the civilians in Syria. The reaction of the international community to these pictures remains to be seen. Following the use of chemical weapons, instead of putting sanctions on the Syrian regime for a major breach of international norms, Western governments gave legitimacy to the Syrian regime under the leadership of the United States. Now, with another major breach of international norms, the Syrian regime is testing the resoluteness of the international community one more time. If the major powers in world politics prefer to award the regime instead of sanctioning it, none of the Geneva meetings will have any kind of legitimacy. The problem in Syria will become not a problem from hell, but rather a problem of creating a hell in the middle of one of the most unstable regions in the world.
Photo: A member of the charity Oxfam places a rose by temporary gravestones in a demonstration against the war in Syria on the sidelines of the Geneva II peace talks in Montreux.
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