Let’s stop kidding ourselves, for the disintegration of Syria to stop a no-fly zone is needed. Anything less will not do. You cannot create a provisional government, or prepare people to handle the challenges of local governance if the air is insecure. Rebels and activists have been trying to do that for months now, and failing. Every potential success story in this regard is being pounded into oblivion by helicopters, MiGs and now Scuds. So, until the international community develops the will, the balls, the moral backbone to do it, the bleeding and the disintegration will continue.