(Washington Post) As the Bombing Continues in Syria, U.S. sees few good choices

The Obama administration and its allies see few, if any, viable options to end the carnage in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces continue their offensive against the opposition to his rule in what has become the uprising’s most violent month.

With no appetite for a military intervention, a flagging Arab League initiative and the failed effort to win a U.N. Security Council resolution, officials said the current situation could continue for months. Plans for an international “Friends of Syria” conference and stepped-up humanitarian aid are seen as unlikely to change the grim calculus on the ground.

“What frustrates .”‰.”‰. us is that there are no silver bullets here,” said a senior administration official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “There are no good options.”

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