Analysis Even Syria Death Toll of 60,000 Unlikely to Revolutionize World Leaders Into Action

Lacking international consensus on outside military intervention, and since opposition forces, political and military, also oppose foreign intervention, a resolution in Syria depends on the rebels' ability to seize key locations.

The shocking new revelation that the number of dead in the fighting in Syria is some 20,000 higher than previous estimates is itself based on an estimate. It seems the United Nations is presenting an exact figure, but as the UN's Human Rights Commissioner Navanethem Pillay admits, the numbers may possibly be much higher. Only a few days ago the UN's special peace envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said the number...