A policy of doing the right thing only when it is cheap and easy is prescription for disaster, and disaster is exactly what we have now in Syria, as a result of this policy. But, let’s be clear here: No facet of intervention in Syria will be easy, or cheap, but intervention is still a moral and a strategic must. Millions of lives are at stake, so is the fate of an entire region with all her peoples. Lebanon Iraq and Jordan are already beginning to feel the spillover effects of the conflict in Syria. The fact that WMDs have begun to be used, even if on a limited scale at this stage, is not a good omen at all. And the longer we wait the worst the situation will get. But in order for the U.S. to do the right thing here, we need a courageous president in the White House, one that is willing to face the truth, then relay it honestly to the American people, even if they are reluctant to hear it. No matter how wary and weary the American people are at this stage, there are certain things that their government still needs to do in order to maintain the global order and keep them and all of us safe. Regrettably, President Obama seems incapable of rising to the challenge.
A video found on the mobile phone of a pro-Assad militiaman captured and killed by rebels. The place of the massacre is believed to have taken place a few days ago in the town of Al-Otaibeh in Damascus Suburbs, which fell completely back into regime hands earlier today (Wednesday) http://youtu.be/qkRcA9gLJaA A second clip shows the corpses being gathered in a ditch and set on fire http://youtu.be/i9y6Y_8lAyQ A third video from the same mobile seems to show the perpetrators http://youtu.be/caqj--dkFwo
Meanwhile, rebel strongholds in Eastern Ghoutah get targeted as well: Dhiabiyeh http://youtu.be/xzcKUy8SKlY , http://youtu.be/wg2A8suJm7Y
Multiple missiles hit the suburb of Daraya, Damascus http://youtu.be/_jm-fLaH910 , http://youtu.be/no52BNW6lYc Fighter jets targeted the suburb as well http://youtu.be/YUuGH7LGqvo
Rebels attacking Minnigh Military Airport in Aleppo claim that these corpses belong to Iranian soldiers fighting for Assad http://youtu.be/vgGTtfpTpgc
Rebels in Lattakia claim that these grad missiles targeted the Alawite town of Qardaha, Assad’s hometown http://youtu.be/hFEGHowXpPw
In Aleppo City, rebels claim that pro-Assad militias bright down the historic minaret of the Aleppo Omayad Mosque, one of the oldest in the world http://youtu.be/vqcTkCEzfow Targeting mosques and minarets in particular have been a modus operandi for pro-Assad militias since the early weeks of the revolution.