"Like many Syrians, she faults the West, accusing it of a moral failure for not interceding. She said the West had not acted because Syria lacks oil and Israel wants to see it shattered." Like many Syrians? If this is the view of "many Syrians" why don't we read about this view in the New York Times? If anything, we read in Kristoff and other writers that the Syrians love America and Americans and dance the dabke once they hear that someone is visiting from the US.