China and Iran stir the Syrian boiling pot

The agony in Syria these days is incomprehensible. The country is roasting like a rotisserie chicken.
Evil is such an ugly condition that maims body and soul. The hot winds whip up the blood and tears until they paint the back of throats.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is doing more than just a sustained military crackdown on opposition. He’s trying to ventilate the opposition.
It’s a global crisis that is threatening to spill over into catastrophic consequences.
China today accused Western countries of stirring civil war in Syria and two Iranian warships docked at a Syrian naval base, underscoring rising international tensions to the near snapping point.

The Red Cross is attempting to negotiate a temporary ceasefire today so that the international aid organization can get medical care and supplies to Syrians, particularly in the beleaguered city of Homs.

No subtle foreshadowing is needed to foresee a denouement that won’t be pretty.