The official statement by the White House on the downing of a Turkish jet by Assad air defenses promised that the U.S. will “work with Turkey and other partners to hold the Assad regime accountable.” Let’s see to what further inefficient and laughable policies this promise will engender on Tuesday when NATO is scheduled to meet. Because after 16 months of stupidity, hypocrisy and inefficiency, I do not dare expect anything from international policymakers except more of the same. Of course, that’s what all can expect from us as well, because we are not planning on giving up.
Sunday June 24, 2012
Clashes are now taking place on a regular basis in towns and communities across Syria, including Homs, Idlib, Hama, Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Daraa and Damascus Suburbs. The average daily death toll is around 150. Recourse to helicopter gunships and heavy artillery by pro-Assad troops and militias continues to be a routine occurrence.
Op-Eds & Special Reports
What Russia Gave Syria A guide to Bashar al-Assad's arsenal.
“The Wounded Will Be Killed” An American photojournalist describes what he saw during the month he spent in a Syrian village under siege. The Martyrdom of Al Qusayr Images from photojournalist Robert King’s recent visit to a Syrian community under siege.
Shelling in Maarbah, Daraa http://youtu.be/naX791iSjKU Daraa City, Daraa http://youtu.be/a5WlwtikWno Al-Hraak, Daraa - a dead child is mourned by his mother http://youtu.be/Btlb1jzbLXY Talbisseh, Homs http://youtu.be/jLDD9CBXGLI Rastan, Homs http://youtu.be/0MHax97PwrU The mangled bodies of the locals http://youtu.be/gyZDrMovU24 Homs City http://youtu.be/M_Brv5q0pBI , http://youtu.be/ZxBIoGzwzTY Deir Ezzor City http://youtu.be/BRQhTC_pTM8 Ariha, Idlib http://youtu.be/qatXgmCmd08 Hass, Idlib a tank takes part in the pounding http://youtu.be/tFSdnrsUZx8