What’s more to say about the dire situation in Syria? With the UN’s involvement to stop the unnecessary killings of innocent civilians, maybe Kofi Annan’s recent travel to Russia and China will put pressure on Assad. Who knows maybe peace can be reinstated in this dilapidated region of the middle east where human life has been devalued to nonentity.

However, if Assad does not give-in to these peaceful talks, then there is a risk of civil war which will not only devastate Syria, but the world at large.