Syria: the land of broken promises "There is no other solution than go back to square one: arm the FSA with weapons that can stop airplanes and long distance missiles. The West has been defeated on the Russian diplomatic chessboard. After the chemical weapons deal Assad feels victorious. Most of the world’s attention is now going to the so-called terrorists and is hardly reporting his atrocities anymore. Assad is more than happy that we will try to find a political solution on the same chessboard he and his Russian friends have won the last game."