Edited and translated by People's Daily Online
Syria has gone through drastic changes recently. The Arab League foreign ministers meeting approved sanctions against Syria on Nov. 27, the US Navy has dispatched an aircraft carrier for Syrian coastal waters, and the United States, Turkey and other countries have started evacuating nationals from Syria. What does the West intend to do with Syria? Will the "Libyan model" be transplanted to Syria? These concerns have become the focus of world attention.
In short, Western intervention in the Syrian situation is a strategic consideration that has to do with reshaping the regional order, while the intensity of intervention mainly depends on the development and evolution of the state of affairs.
The Western countries, represented by the United States, have increasingly intensified regional intervention to avoid becoming the biggest loser in the "Wave of the Middle East," and taken "different treatments and multiple standards" among the Middle Eastern countries according to their needs.
Now the situations inside and outside Syria have undergone great changes, and the West believes that it is a good time to intervene Syria. First, the Syrian political world has been seriously polarized. After eight months of protests, the opposition has basically established its political and military entities and confronted the al-Assad regime.