Syria Conflict Could Last Years, Spark Middle East War

wochit politics
February 12, 2014 AT 11:27 AM
Syria peace talks are on the verge of collapse as the war heads into its fourth year, raising the prospect of a vicious conflict lasting years and plunging border states into chaos that only Western military intervention can snuff out. United Nations negotiators were pessimistic this week that a deal can be struck between dictator Bashar Assad and the anti-regime rebels. Western nations that publicly deplore the violence have no Plan B to end it.