Arab Opinion: No Western Intervention in Syria

Via Daniel Larison, this Pew survey finds broad Arab support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to step down and very little support for a Western military intervention:

 As Larison notes, “the farther removed from Syria’s immediate vicinity they are, respondents tend to be more supportive of coercive measures,” for obvious reasons. At the very least this should prevent interventionists from arguing an intervention in Syria could at all be a part of the Arab Spring or fulfilling related aspirations, as they claimed in Libya.