Assad plans not to be responsible again for more massacres scheduled to take place, perhaps within the next 24 hours, in Homs City and Rural Damascus. Are world leaders planning to do anything beyond issuing more condemnations?
Saturday 10, 2011
Today’s death toll: 16. The Breakdown: 3 in Homs City, 2 in Deraa/Hauran Province, 4 in M’arrat Al-Nouman in Idlib Province, 3 in Shaizar in Hama Province, 3 in Harasta in Rural Damascus (died under torture).
Dr. Ibraheem Nahel Osman, co-founder of the Medical Doctors Coordination Committee in Damascus, and one of the hundreds of field doctors working to treat protesters and revolutionaries all over Syria, was forced to flee to Turkey weeks ago, and was killed by pro-Assad security forces on Saturday near the Syrian village of Khirbet Joz, along the Turkish border. He will be remembered, always
Hundreds of tanks and thousands of soldiers are laying siege to Homs City. Inhabitants were told by loudspeakers to surrender all defectors or the city will be pounded into submission.
Meanwhile, major thousands of troops are set to carry out major sweep operations of the Eastern Ghouta region in rural Damascus in search of defectors
My comment regarding the Swedish government vote against EU sanctions prohibiting sale of tracking technology to the Assads: This is a very hypocritical stance by the Swedish government. It is absolutely shameful that Sweden is now standing on the same side with Russia, China and Iran against the Syrian people's aspirations for freedom and justice. And for what? A handful of dollars? Sweden will lose more in their international standing than this whole thing is worth. The calculations of Swedish officials in this case are wrong in moral, diplomatic and financial terms. If I were Swede, I wouldn't vote for the morons who put my country in this foolish position.
The First Defector, Walid Al-Qash’ami, takes part in a press conference in Munster in Germany http://youtu.be/ZTtv-wS7mUA Meanwhile, in Syria, more officers announce their defection http://youtu.be/aE9ha25qN-M
In Rural Damascus’ town of Dmeir on December 9, a local nurse who was helping the wounded was herself shot. Attempts to rescue her failed http://youtu.be/fL-BxNfgKrw