Friday, July 13, 2012
Assad Forces Slaughter 200 Civilians in Tremseh
HT: Voice of America
In another sign that Bashar al-Assad's despotic regime is nowhere near peacefully concluding the ongoing conflict within Syria, government forces and supporting militias slaughtered over two hundred civilians just yesterday in the farming village of Tremseh, primarily through the use of heavy artillery and tanks.
Kofi Annan, the U.N. envoy tasked with dealing with this situation, who has had no success negotiating a truce between Assad and the rebels, condemned the Syrian government in unusually unambiguous terms, while protesters took to the streets with several agitation invoking the massacred village as a rally cry.
This begs the question: with the Assad regime responsible for the deaths of near twenty thousand civilians; the downing of a Turkish fighter jet - and the attack on another one; attacking refugees in nearby Lebanon and now several cases of crimes against humanity, how much longer will the western world sit idly by and just watch?
Are western governments so adverse to conflict that they will not lift one finger to put down this brutal and inhumane despot? How many dead Syrians will it take for someone to say enough is enough and arm their forces for intervention? 20,000? 30,000? 50,000? How many?!?!
I have no authority over the actions of my government or other western nations, but if I did.. We would be preparing for battle... not another meaningless U.N. security council summit where a harshly worded, and entirely useless resolution, would be drafted to supposedly deal with the situation.
I'm disgusted by our inaction. What say you?