Friday, February 10, 2012

Syria uprising live: Syria continues the slaughter as Russia warns the world not to stop it

Syria uprising: live

Syrian Troops Pound Homs as Russia Warns Against Intervention: Syrian troops are continuing their assault on the protest hub of Homs, reportedly killing dozens of civilians, as Russia said the world faces a growing "cult of violence" in international affairs and warned the West against outside intervention in Syria.

Explosions Rock Northern Syrian City of Aleppo: The opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported residents saying there were three blasts. Aleppo, Syria's main commercial city, has been relatively quiet since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's regime erupted in March.

Homs fears big push by Syrian tanks on stronghold: Syrian tanks massed outside opposition neighborhoods in Homs on Friday as President Bashar al-Assad's forces bombarded the city for the fifth day and residents expected a major push to subdue the centre of revolt against his rule. Assad, bolstered by Russian support, ignored appeals from world leaders to halt the assault and explosions rocked the relatively peaceful city of Aleppo in the north, fuelling fears the country would descend into all-out civil war. Fears of an all out civil war, what the hell do they call this?

Turkey Wants to Set Up Group to Pressure Syria: Speaking in an interview with Turkish television channel NTV, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Ankara "could not stand by and leave Syria to its own destiny," stressing that the new grouping of states should meet promptly in Turkey or another country in the region to try to resolve the Syria conflict. "We are determined to establish a broad-based forum to promote international understanding with all countries concerned," the foreign minister said.

I think Turkey is right in being aggresive but they better forewarned that they will bear the brunt of Iran's assault. This should be a middle east problem and solution. The United States and Russia and China must stayt out ot it. That includes any future shipments of arms and ammunition.

Man I reiterate: Those people are on their own even though Iran is helping Syria and at least Russia And China are sanctioning murder and at least Russia is sending tons of arms and ammunition to Syria to be used in killing fellow Syrians. The civil war Russia keeps warning will be the result of UN intervention is here. Russia China, Iran, they are all responsible for creating this civil war. They made armed intervention by the protesters necessary because the peaceful protesters were labeled as terrorists and being slaughtered.

So far 25,000 soldiers have defected to help the protesters. I said when soldiers first defected that it would take the whole army as they are fighting the IRG too even though for now it is denied. We have heard for a while now that Arab observers are pulling out and staying. I have to believe Russia up to no good saying they want more observers knowing Syria is using the observers to kill as many people as possible.

In fact knowing what Russia is suggesting a few weeks ago we suggested, swell the numbers of Observers and the next time they are dragged into this by being fired on let them take up arms, claim self defense, and they are in against Syrian forces. The war and the breakdown will be out in the open.

Syria, Iran and Bashar Al-Assad appear to be the masters. From the beginning of the chaos in Syria we have been saying that Iran more specifically the IRG (Iran Revolutionary Guard) was in Syria helping if not leading the way in trying to quell the uprising. You know Bashar's only friend Iran is dictating that this slaughter is a necessity though Syria knows how to brutalize its people all to well. Iran will not allow a Democracy at her door step further isolating her.

That in itself defies logic because Iran is Shiite and Bashar and the ruling minority is Sunni like Al Qaeda and Saudi Arabia who we said would come to the aid of the citizens who are largely Shiite. It is all very confusing. Al Qaeda would not destroy Sunni security offices killing Sunni forces or would they?

However Bashar has already proven capable of killing his own to blame it on protesters and further his cause. He is also flat out lying saying protesters have killed 2000 of his security forces, a number pulled out of the air in order to kill and quell those against him. This Bashar created civil war is barely starting unless he leaves and he will not. As long as Russia keeps the 60 ton deliveries of arms and ammunition coming Syria will be all right. Iran will never allow Syria to fall to Democracy.

Russia is also right that the world must stay out including them. This is an Arab problem and the middle east should solve it. What do you think?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

1 comment:

Demeur said...

This is truly a mess. On the face of it we have the empathy for citizens being slaughtered daily. We have no real way of getting aid to the people in need. If we were to go in militarily would Russia send in troops? Would this become a battlefield with the Iranians? That would be an ugly un- winnable war.
Then the thought occurred to me. What if somehow the people and defectors were to win? What government would emerge after the dust settled? In looking at what's happened in Libya and Egypt we find that Islamists have taken power. Not necessarily a bad thing but it's probably not what republicans expected when they touted bringing democracy to the middle east. Yes I know the Bush plan was nothing more than a money making scheme for the oil companies and military industrial complex, but one has to wonder what lies ahead.