Does the world really need to wait until Rwanda-scale massacres are perpetrated until it realizes that the Assads are carrying out Rwanda-style genocide? The Assads have gone mad. There is a clear responsibility to protect here. World leaders can ignore this to their own dying shame.
Thursday 26, 2012
Today’s death toll: 62, 35 of whom, including 11 children, fell in Homs City in the indiscriminate pounding of the neighborhoods of Al-Rifai and Karm Al-Zeitun. 4 were killed in Hama City, 2 in Rural Damascus (Eastern Ghoutah), 1, a teenager, in Nawa in Deraa/Hauran Province, 1 in Saraqib and 1 Idlib City in Irlib Province…
Loyalist troops continued their sweep operations of restive neighborhoods in Hama City involving hundreds of arrests and a number of summary executions http://youtu.be/sYGPT3Ok8qY
Sweep operations by loyalist troops take place in the Damascene suburbs of Eastern Ghoutah as well, including Douma, Harasta, Misraba and Arbeen where hundreds of arrests were made. Clashes between loyalists and defectors were also reported leaving 8 loyalists, including a general, and 7 defectors dead.
An old Syrian proverb goes as follows: “Oh Pharaoh, what turned into a tyrant?” Ask the people. “No one ever stood up to me,” replies the Pharaoh. Well, the people of Syria have finally gotten the gist of this wise saying and are now doing their part standing up to their local pharaoh and his cronies, and they are paying the price for that with that certain magnanimity that comes with the realization that they have become free the moment they have stopped being afraid.
But standing up to a modern day Pharaoh, one supported by regional (Iran & Cronies) and global powers (Russia & China), requires a certain measure of support from the free world, real support not the sanctimonious platitudes we keep hearing.
Some of the victims of a new massacre in Homs City perpetrated by regime loyalists