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Diplomats' wives urge Syrian first lady Asma Assad: 'Stop your husband', UN sees need for more Syria observers, aircraft, Shots fired in Syria town during UN observer visit, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem insisted Wednesday that Syria is keeping its commitments, China Rejects Unilateral Sanctions on Syria.
Diplomats' wives urge Syrian first lady Asma Assad: 'Stop your husband': The wives of two United Nations ambassadors have produced an Internet video appealing to Syria's first lady, Asma Assad, to "stop your husband" Bashar in his bid to thwart a popular uprising that has left thousands dead.
The film, posted on YouTube, contrasts the lavish lifestyle of 36-year-old mother-of-three Asma with images of dead and injured Syrian children and asks viewers to sign a petition demanding the U.K.-born first lady speak out to "stop the bloodshed." "Some women care for style... and some care for their people," it says, in a reference to her frequent shopping trips to Europe. "Stand up for peace, Asma. Speak out now. For the sake of your people. Stop your husband,"
Shots fired in Syria town during UN observer visit: Two vehicles carrying U.N. truce monitors sped away from a large crowd of Syrian anti-regime protesters Wednesday when what sounded like a gunshot rang out in a Damascus suburb they were touring, according to amateur video posted online.
Several thousand anti-regime protesters took to the streets in the Arbeen suburb of Damascus, said Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the Britain-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Security forces opened fire, wounding eight demonstrators, he said. A handwritten sign taped to one of the U.N. cars, apparently by the protesters, reads: "The butcher keeps killing, the observers keep observing and the people keep up the revolution."
UN sees need for more Syria observers, aircraft: A United Nations mission to oversee an end to violence in Syria may need to bring in its own aircraft and deploy more troops to ensure that a firm ceasefire takes hold throughout the country, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.
A six-day-old truce has held in some parts of Syria since President Bashar al-Assad pledged to enforce it last week. But in strong opposition areas such as Homs, Hama, Idlib and Deraa the army continues to attack and battle rebels, using heavy weapons in violation of the pledge by Damascus to pull back.
Morocco urges Russia to press Syria on ceasefire: Morocco's foreign minister urged Russia on Wednesday to press the Syrian government to adhere to a ceasefire and withdraw forces from cities in accordance with U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan. A six-day-old truce has held in some parts of Syria since President Bashar al-Assad pledged to enforce it last week. But in areas where the opposition is strong the army has continued to attack and fight the rebels, using heavy weapons in violation of the pledge by Damascus to pull back.
Chinese Foreign Minister: China Rejects Unilateral Sanctions on Syria: Ministers al-Moallem and Yang held important talks in the framework of the high-level consultations Syria is intensively conducting with China about the crisis in Syria and China's role at the UN Security Council in supporting Syria's sovereignty and stability. Al-Moallem : China's principled and firm stance in supporting Syria at the international circles restored hope and balance to international policy Following the talks,Foreign Minister al-Moallem expressed Syria's leadership and people's appreciation to China's principled and firm stance in supporting Syria at the international circles, pointing out that this stance has restored hope and balance to the international policy .
Al-Moallem and Yang discussed the developments of the current situation in the Syrian arena, as al-Moallem presented a review about the recent events in Syria and the efforts exerted by the Syrian Government to make the reform program launched by President Bashar al-Assad a success. He pointed out to the escalation of the violence acts perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups including the breaching of their commitments to the plan of the UN Envoy to Syria, Kofi Anna. For his part, the Chinese Foreign Minister expressed China's keenness on the necessity of respecting Syria's sovereignty, security and territorial integrity. China is still defending Syria's right to slaughter any dissenting people. WTF?
Syria's FM claims government abiding by truce: Syrian forces assaulted an opposition stronghold with a steady rain of mortar shells Wednesday even as the foreign minister promised the regime would respect a week-old cease-fire and withdraw troops from urban centers in line with an international peace initiative.
Despite persistent violence in Homs and other cities, the international community is reluctant to declare the cease-fire dead, in part because it is seen as the only way to end bloodshed triggered by an uprising against President Bashar Assad. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem insisted Wednesday that Syria is keeping its commitments. BS!
You have heard this here before but forget any thoughts of a peace deal working. Assad calls the protesters and peace workers terrorists and promises to stamp them out. This has barely begun!
We are going to get dragged into this rest assured and you can't really think at least Russia and Iran will not come out in the open: I remember saying from day one that it would take almost the whole military to defect before they would have a chance and now that we know how involved Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are in the slaughtering that is going on around the country that is beginning to look like the beginning of their fight.
You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Russia, China, and Iran are not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashar would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total middle east breakdown we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.
In closing: You know Putin just got himself reelected as President, he did this so he could be at the helm of Russia as he like me knows 100% that world war is our future. He plans on marshaling China who is rapidly building a more formidable military and whoever he can to take on US hegemony. Russia watched helplessly as we had our way in Libya. Putin blames what is happening in Syria on our interference and Libya for training the protesters to fight against Bashar Al-Assad.Russia and Iran will not let this be another Libya but?
Putin is going to do everything possible to keep us from helping the Syrian people and I really feel for them. I do not see this going down the way Libya did and Iran and Russia are going to make sure it does not. I am afraid the Syrian people are going to be sacrificed, sacrificed in what is merely an opening salvo in this the wars for future dominance. God help us!