Recently-released video footage showed insurgents executing another captured Syrian, raising further concern about insurgent brutality in the violence-stricken Arab state.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
Lawrence Freeman, who is with the Executive Intelligence Review in Baltimore, shares his thoughts regarding the issue.
Q: With this continued Western support and continuing extremism as well, now with this meeting going on in Doha, Qatar, it is all a very confusing myriad of issues that do not seem to have any connections. So how do you see this issue going forward, this issue of Western support as well as extremism?
Freeman: We have to look at the situation in Syria that is not a local conflict. This is coming top-down as a geopolitical policy, which is being orchestrated by the British in collusion with the Saudi royal family and they are using the United States and Obama as their puppet in this attack on the sovereignty of Syria.
The situation has gotten much worse. The involvement of Turkey in the conflict has heightened the danger. Turkey is now asking for patriot missile to be placed on its border.
If Turkey enters this conflict and this will bring in NATO, and then you will have the beginning of the first depth of a conflict between NATO and Russia. The danger is that there is no solution being provided by the West. The policy is the policy of Tony Blair and regime change.
The Syria National Council has been a complete failure and will not succeed and you have the comments from the UN special envoy to Syria, Mr. Brahimi, where he said that Syria could turn into Somalia. Now Somalia was not a civil war. There was a breakup and disillusion of the country of Somalia in 1991 that still has not recovered from 21 years later where various militias fought over each other and there was no government.
And there are signs in statements coming from the British that with the reelection of President [Barack] Obama, there will be an escalation by the West against President Bashar al-Assad and this could lead us into a world war with the Russians.
So the situation has heated up since the election of President Obama and I expect it is going to get worse over the days and weeks ahead.