It appear to be another mission impossible for the UN and it's emissary Kofi Annan, who decided to throw in the towel on Syria growing civil war. He says he is calling it quits at month’s end admitting a failure of six months of efforts to diplomatically diffuse th violence.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not appear ready to step down and much of the blame lies on the UN Security Council. Back in February, Assad’s heavy-handed rule caused UN and Arab League members to name Annan to ‘Mission Impossible.’
Russia and China continue to opposed at imposing international sanctions, on Assad’s regime. Three times Russia vetoed such measures, while the U.S., U.K. and France — the other three nations with a UN veto were not able to break that impasse.
The fighting increases and so far it has claimed nearly 20-thousand lives, leading to multiple atrocities, Meanwhile, Annan’s decision to quit weakens of the influence of The UN. News reports have surfaced that President Obama's order for US to aid the opposition, and that Russian battle ships have been deployed to that war torn region.
The UN has once again shown that it is unable, or unwilling to broker a peaceful outcome.