As I am sure you know, Syria has been been a particularly hot place over the last year. The people of Syria have paid a heavy price, losing thousands of their loved ones. The cease-fire negotiated by Kofi Annan was supposed to bring the Bashar al-Assad's people to the table with the rebel forces, but talks never materialized. As with any situation involving violence against civilians we who are removed from the situation are presented with an oportunity to reflect on both the causes of such conlficts and ways to both avert them and stop them if they start.
Here is a link to an NPR story about recent U.N. activity in the area.
May we never forget the value of every human life and the pursuit of the Good for all!