Syria falls into an abyss. The US stands by as a dictator starves his people.



IT’S BEEN seven weeks since Secretary of State John F. Kerry charged that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was waging “a war of starvation.” Hundreds of thousands of people in areas controlled by rebel forces were under siege by the government, which was refusing to allow in supplies of food and medicine. “The world must act quickly,” Mr. Kerry warned, because the regime’s tactics “threaten to take a humanitarian disaster into the abyss.”