G nula v Sýrii

NEW YORK – Uzavřela se zasedání skupiny G20 a diskuse nad večeří o tom, co dělat s obviněními, že syrský prezident Bašár al-Assad použil jedovatý plyn k usmrcení více než 1400 svých spoluobčanů. Francie, Británie, Turecko a Kanada vyjádřily různé stupně podpory pro výzvu amerického prezidenta Baracka Obamy k vojenskému zásahu, zatímco ruský prezident Vladimír Putin označil amerického ministra zahraničí Johna Kerryho za lháře a prohlásil, že důkazy proti Assadovi jsou neprůkazné. Rusko a Čína trvaly na tom, že USA nemohou zasáhnout bez souhlasu Rady bezpečnosti OSN, kde ale každý takový pokus budou vetovat. Od postranní čáry varovala Evropská unie a papež František, že žádné „vojenské řešení“ v Sýrii není možné.

Jinými slovy, vše proběhlo dle očekávání. Američané, Francouzi a další nadále naléhají na Rusy, aby připustili, že syrská vláda použila chemické zbraně, kdežto Rusové, toužící ochránit svého syrského spojence, odmítají důkazy jako nepřesvědčivé – a krveprolití pokračuje. Ohnisko střetu se přesouvá do Kongresu USA, kde se prezidentovy plány pokusí zablokovat vzácná koalice liberálních demokratů a izolacionistických republikánů.

Těm, kdo by chtěli usilovat o zastavení krveprolití, se nenaskýtá žádná dobrá možnost. To platí pro Obamu, Evropany soustředěné na domácí politický bolehlav i arabské lídry, které by sice pád Assadovy vlády potěšil, ale nejsou ochotni to říct nahlas.

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