Parisians are used to a certain amount of inertia in August, when the locals vacate and leave their city to the tourists. August is for sleep; everything can wait till later. That sleepiness has been interrupted by a bit of déjà vu, as the world looks aghast at the deteriorating violence in Syria and military hawks and humanitarian interventionists come together, once again, in a unified chorus to call for greater support and arms to the Syrian resistance.
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