On 13 June 2012, France said that Syria has descended into civil war and that all means, including force, should be used under international supervision to help restore peace.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he would propose that the United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution giving U.N. members a mandate to intervene in Syria, possibly as part of a military operation.
Citing Syria Civil War, France to Propose UN Intervention
We may soon see France and its allies bombing churches, schools, orphanages and children's hospitals in Damascus.
On 12 June 2012, we read that Russia's Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper is reporting that the Russian army is apparently being prepared for a mission in Syria.
"The units being prepared for an intervention are the 76th Division of airborne forces (an especially experienced unit of the Russian army), the 15th Army Division, as well as special forces from a brigade of the Black Sea fleet, which has a base in the Syrian port of Tartus...
Russian warships have recently visited Syria.
"An anonymous source from the Russian government told the Iranian newspaper Tehran Times that Moscow wants to show NATO that it will not allow any military operation against Damascus under the guise of a humanitarian mission...
"Two weeks ago, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that a military intervention in Syria could quickly escalate and lead to the use of nuclear weapons...
Russia is reportedly preparing 2 Divisions for deployment to Syria
"A regime change in Damascus would probably bring a Sunni government to power, which would work closely with Saudi Arabia and the United States against Russia and China...
"A NATO-led war against Syria would be an immediate prelude to a war against Iran. An attack on Iran would mean another step toward a military escalation of tensions between Washington and Beijing..."
Russia sending attack helicopters to Syria: US
Russia and Iran Accuse the United States of Arming Syrian Rebels
A senior Iraqi politician has blamed the US and certain Arab regimes for providing logistical and financial support for the terrorist groups, including the al-Qaeda, which embark on deadly attacks against civilians in Syria and Iraq.
"A majority of the Al-Qaeda's terrorist attacks on Iraq's and Syria's soils reveal the logistic and financial support of the US side and the Persian Gulf (Arab) states for the al-Qaeda," Secretary-General of Naseri stream in Iraq Hussein al-Robai'ee told FNA on 13 June 2012.
US, Arab Regimes Support Al-Qaeda's Terrorist Attacks in Syria, Iraq
Al Qaeda in Syria.
Houla: BBC Backs Off Initial Reports.
"The BBC’s World News editor, Jon Williams, began a June 7 blog emphasising ‘the complexity of the situation on the ground in Syria, and the need to try to separate fact from fiction’.
"Williams continued: ‘In the aftermath of the massacre at Houla last month, initial reports said some of the 49 children and 34 women killed had their throats cut. In Damascus, Western officials told me the subsequent investigation revealed none of those found dead had been killed in such a brutal manner.
"Williams added: ‘stories are never black and white - often shades of grey. Those opposed to President Assad have an agenda. One senior Western official went as far as to describe their YouTube communications strategy as 'brilliant'. But he also likened it to so-called 'psy-ops', brainwashing techniques used by the US and other military to convince people of things that may not necessarily be true.’