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Syria cease fire has to be a setup for failure so Syria can pursue open war against rebels: Russia Condemns Terrorist Acts Committed Recently in Syria while condoning Syria's war crimes, Syrian Army suffers deadliest day as Syrian rebels killed 15 members of the security forces including 2 Colonels in an ambush, the latest in a series of heavy losses inflicted on pro-Assad forces in the last week by some of the disparate militias fighting for his downfall, Pro-Assad gun, knife attack kills four Students as Syrian Forces Raid University
UN Observers on Mission-to-Fail in Syria Lag on Staffing: The UN is making repeated calls to member states seeking personnel as it tries to deploy the full force by the end of May, said Herve Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. The 24 monitors now deployed are tailed by Syrian police as they try to assess the cease-fire, which Ladsous said both sides are breaking.
“The point of the mission is not for what the observers will see or do, but instead for what it will allow you to do in the coming months,” said Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a policy group in Washington. Planning For Failure: If the deployment fails, Russia and China will have some responsibility to accept stronger measures -- including tighter sanctions and an arms embargo -- sought by the U.S., U.K., France and Arab nations, said a Security Council diplomat.
UN Official: Syrian Troops have kept Heavy Weapons in Cities: U.N. observers go on their mission in Syria to chronicle what is happening in the beleaguered nation, though even the team's leader admitted its efforts are futile unless all factions commit to full candor and peace. Press reports also indicated that Syria`s regime has kept up its attacks on opposition strongholds, while rebel fighters have continued to ambush government security forces.
Defying a major truce provision, the Syrian military has failed to withdraw tanks and soldiers from city streets, according to the press reports. Despite the violence, the truce still enjoys the support of the international community, largely because it views the plan as the last chance to prevent the country from falling into civil war -- and because it does not want to intervene militarily
HRW: Syria committed war crimes pre-truce: "In nine separate incidents documented by HRW, government forces executed 35 civilians in their custody. The majority of executions took place during the attack on Taftanaz, a town of about 15,000 inhabitants northeast of Idlib city on April 3 and 4," the group said in a report.
HRW researchers observed bullet marks on the wall that formed a row 50 to 60 cm (20 to 24 inches) above the floor, it added, roughly the height of a kneeling person. "While diplomats argued over details of Annan's peace plan, Syrian tanks and helicopters attacked one town in Idlib after another,"
Syrian rebels killed 15 members of the security forces in an ambush on Wednesday, a monitoring group said, as a human rights organization accused Damascus of war crimes in last month's run-up to a U.N.-brokered truce. State media carried no news of the attack, the latest in a series of heavy losses inflicted on pro-Assad forces in the last week by some of the disparate militias fighting for his downfall.
Twelve soldiers died in a firefight in the eastern town of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, the Observatory said, and nine more, including security officials, died in twin suicide bombs in the restive town of Idlib on Monday, according to state media.
Russia Condemns Terrorist Acts Committed Recently in Syria: Russia on Wednesday strongly condemned the wave of terrorist acts launched in Syria recently, stressing that these acts are meant to foil the plan of the UN Envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan.
Russia Today's website quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as reminding of the terrorist acts committed on April 27th, which were followed three days later by two booby-trapped car blasts in Idleb that targeted state establishments. "Moscow strongly condemns the terrorists' acts and draws attention that they are in fact launching a big campaign with the aim of undermining stability of the situation and foiling Annan's plan," said the Ministry.
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. Putin has just threatened a pre-emptive strike on Europe's missile defense shield too. Oh man here we go!