The Syrian people should feel abandoned by the international community - because they have been. The United States, trapped in the quagmire that is Afghanistan and Iraq is impotent to help, while Syria's potentially powerful allies like Turkey and Jordan have been subdued by the Iranians, Chinese and the Russians who have made vague economic-geo-political threats to deter any action. We're seeing a "Bosnia" happening all over again - with the UN and NATO waiting until the last possible moment to step in, long after the atrocities have been committed. Allah (SWT) help us all.