Is the Syrian Crisis being consigned to the backburner of world politics? Or is the U.S. seriously willing to consider “other means” when the AL delegation fails? Inquiring minds may want to know, but Syrians are well-nigh literally burning to know. May the dawn of the New Year bring with it the needed answer.
Wednesday 28, 2011
Today’s death toll: 28. The Breakdown: 7 in Hama City, 6 in Homs City including a child, 4 in Idlib Province and 2 in Aleppo. Meanwhile 4 loyalist militias were killed in an ambush made by members of the Free Syrian Army in the town of Da’el in the Deraa/Hauran Province.
General Strike continues to be observed throughout protest communities.
Sudanese Gen Mustafa al-Dabi, head of the Arab League Commission to Syria, went to Homs City on Tuesday and Wednesday, but failed to see “anything frightening.” In fact, he did not "see tanks but we did see some armoured vehicles." I guess, the General has a different definition for tanks, but these vehicles that he passed by during his visit do look like tanks to me http://youtu.be/eKD4aUEQIac , http://youtu.be/VUEq33AIBgA , http://youtu.be/24W4uQQNl24. And I guess, for one of the founding father of the Janjaweed, there must be something reassuring about seen a dead child laid out on the hood of his cars http://youtu.be/RZD1Qs9_w7w with the empty cartridges used in the pounding laid on top of him.
Oh, those good old days in the Darfur Killing Fields! The General must be growing nostalgic by the hour.