As world leaders call on him to step down, Assad continues to orchestrate his slow-motion genocide.
Thursday August 19, 2011
Assad death squads killed 40 protesters today, 18 of whom fell in the Hauran province, the Cradle of the Syrian Revolution ... 5 more protesters were killed in the historic city of Palmyra/Tadmor as security officers opened fire on protesters who took to the streets after Night Prayers, and 6 were killed in Homs City itself. In Damascus, one protester was killed in Harasta and 1 in Douma … Meanwhile, Assad security forces supported by tanks stormed into several neighborhoods in Homs City after Night Prayers in the aftermath of major protests demanding ouster of Bashar Al-Assad …
Russia and Turkey refuse to call on Assad to step down.
Because Syria is not one of the 116 nations that have ratified the court’s founding document, the 1998 Rome Statute, prosecutors cannot begin an investigation without an order from the Security Council, known as a referral.
In this historic clip, we see Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser criticizing Hafiz Al-Assad in a speech for the policies of the Baath Party of laying off non-Baath soldiers and for overreliance on minority officers http://youtu.be/ouc_ipfuTuY This should give us a sense of perspective on how the current mess started.
Security officers opened fire on unarmed protesters in Ghabaghib, Ankhel, Nawa, Jassem and Al-Hraak killing 17, wounding dozens.