It is unfortunate that we have the UN. Millions upon millions of dollars spent by countries around the world to support an orginization and titular leader so they can have a “feel good” moment. Unfortunately they are powerless and ineffectual today and are no longer relevant in 2012.
Be honest; without military strength they are as useful as a bunch of old women sitting around drinking tea. If I were Bashar Al Asad I’d invite the UN Observers to dinner then slaughter them just to listen to the hysteria.
Until a bigger bully comes along, nothing is going to change inside Syria, and if there is to be outside intervention it had better be from other Arab countries.