So now two western journalists have been killed in Syria, as a result of shelling from the Syrian army. Not too long ago the difficulties there were not insurmountable, and could probably have been resolved to everyone's advantage. But then the US ambassador started agitating the dissenters, going about in his diplomatic car to various meetings and ramping up the heat. Eventually, of course, things turned ugly, and he had to be withdrawn because his actions resulted in his life being endangered. But he's responsible for what we're seeing now, him and his American bosses who were collaborating in what he was about. It's no good simply blaming Assad for these deaths, and for Sarcozy to say 'That's enough. The regime must go."
In 2006 the Israelis were shelling southern Lebanon, trying to wipe out a number of Hezbollah they knew were in the area. There was a UN observation post there too, and the Israeli artillery, despite several communications from the UN telling them this, continued targetting the zone and killed 4 UN peacekeepers. There were no calls then for regime change in Israel. All this media coverage is agenda-based, and things are only done if the Yanks and their allies want them to be so. Everything else gets conveniently swept under the carpet.