In an interview
published on Saturday, the UN's special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, said in Beirut that international peace efforts have not succeeded. This is partly as a result of divisions between the world powers.
came a day after U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, said that Russia and China will pay a price for allegedly supporting Assad. Clinton, speaking at the Friends of Syria conference in Paris, called on Russia and China to "get off the sidelines" and accused them of "standing up for" al-Assad's regime. She urged the other 100 or so nations and organizations represented at the summit to "make it clear that Russia and China will pay a price" for that position.
In the opinion-based interview above, Patrick Henningsen, a Mideast analyst and editor at infowars.com
, believes Syria is being used by the U.S. as a proxy to start a war with Iran.