The violence in Syria is “unprecedented” says the UN Monitor Chief. In reality, all crimes against humanity have precedents, but when the world refuses to learn or remember, they get repeated. Responsibility to Protect was a nice legal fiction. Now the very people who put it together are busy debunking it, perhaps that's the real mandate of the Annan Mission in Syria.
Thursday July 05, 2012
Today’s Death toll: 73. The Breakdown: 24 in Damascus (23 in Suburbs, 1 in City), 16 in Idlib, 11 in Aleppo, 8 in Homs, 5 in Hama, 3 in Lattakia, 2 in Deir Ezzor, 1 in Suweida.
Report: Top Syrian officer, a close friend of Assad, defects and flees to Turkey Manaf Tlass, son of former Syrian Defense Minister Mustafa Tlass, fled Syria two days ago. Manaf Tlass And His French Far Right, Voltaire Network, Pro-Assad Friends
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Perhaps Syrian funds come under UAE scanner exactly to cover the scandal of Swiss Freeze Arms Exports To U.A.E. After Syria Grenade Picture. Be that as it may, it will be useful to see the UAE freezing Assad funds.
Pro-Assad militias perpetrated a new massacre against civilians in the town of Al-Teh, Idlib Province http://youtu.be/vtNPUN3-0ic , http://youtu.be/X0YyfApzdP4
The pounding of the town of Al-Qusayr, Homs Province, continues http://youtu.be/OOEjrDiceFc Leaked video shows the tanks and pro-Assad militias laying siege to Qusayr http://youtu.be/ZcSZFoFmxnw In nearby Rastan, local find unidentifiable badly decomposed bodies http://youtu.be/HOckVSs9jVg , http://youtu.be/7FdvX00Cdfs , http://youtu.be/X6OyZdVUaeA
The pounding of the old neighborhoods in Homs City continues as well http://youtu.be/FQnmT-o9kt0 , http://youtu.be/OqJhUa305lM , http://youtu.be/JvAFtsKUHXg , http://youtu.be/l5KZChxqB7A , http://youtu.be/i07YE_IAB7A More buildings collapse http://youtu.be/PjJ_8rWKBlk Pro-Assad militias seem intent on leveling that part of the city so that the 500,000 inhabitants who have been driven off will have no places to come back to, and with this, the ethnic cleansing of Homs City will have been completed. Helicopter gunships were reported to have taken part in the pounding as well http://youtu.be/q0XAOBcZuv4
The pounding of the Damascene suburb of Daraya leaves scores of wounded http://youtu.be/3QClWxzaAi0 , http://youtu.be/FVsoQtM5qyo
In Naher Eisheh Neighborhood in Damascus City, a local activist is killed by pro-Assad militias http://youtu.be/7FEqd9_QqKg
The pounding of Khan Shaikhoon, Idlib Province, with helicopter gunships continues http://youtu.be/X5SH7D7jiBY Rescuing the wounded http://youtu.be/HChZEQ0DJPI , http://youtu.be/87sZYmSpmdE
The pounding of Daraa City continues http://youtu.be/7pc2lskHkYU , http://youtu.be/2ndqI72GuKQ In the nearby city of Tafas, pro-Assad militias set the crops on fire http://youtu.be/oXbOCLK6TO4
In the Druze-majority town of Al-Suweida, protesters are attacked by pro-Assad militias http://youtu.be/ha0XQ0yluW8
In Dear Ezzor Province, pro-Assad militias pound the town of Al-Shaheel http://youtu.be/Roclj5aMRUI , http://youtu.be/aELc2CngxMI
In Hama Province, the pounding of Ellatamneh continues http://youtu.be/dhSGFMZSqT8