Syrian tanks attack in Homs, world outrage grows

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  1. Trajan
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    I said, world outrage is growing!!!! outrage!! don't you all get that!!!

    now, get out there and get outraged....:evil::evil::evil:



    *buzzzz* oops, time for our afternoon drink at the Plowshare lounge ( The UN's rooftop bar, the views are spectacular btw)....


    outrage noted, thx for coming. :rolleyes:

    AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian tanks pushed into a rebel stronghold in the battered city of Homs on Thursday and U.N. investigators accused President Bashar al-Assad's government of crimes against humanity.

    Rockets, shells and mortar rounds rained on the Baba Amro district, where armed insurgents are holed up with terrified civilians, for the 20th day in a row, activists said. The Sunni Muslim quarters of Inshaat and Khalidiya also came under fire.

    Homs-based activist Abu Imad said tanks had entered the Jobar area in the south of Baba Amro.

    Syrian tanks attack in Homs, world outrage grows - Yahoo! News




    I guess that Vogue follow up article is tabled for now?:eusa_eh:

    Syria's Assad No Longer in Vogue | Foreign Affairs

    Vogue took the article off their site.......thats your ole lefty convictions for ya.....churn'em and burn'em....:eusa_shhh:

    http://www.vogue.com/404/


    found it...The Only Remaining Online Copy of Vogue's Asma al-Assad Profile - Max Fisher - International - The Atlantic

    "the rose of the desert"....as told by useful idiots, volume four thousand, three hundred and ninety six....

    in 1982, his daddy Hafez, fresh off a NY Times Sunday supplement ' People of Power' article massacred over 20k in Hama ( some say closer to 40k)......:lol:
     

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    I doubt Assad's goons will lose any sleep over our outrage.
     
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    I think Assad feels pretty well safe at the present time. There are 3 important reasons for this feeling.

    1. The Euro's brief support with military forces in Libya kinda stunted their enthusiasm for other foreign adventures. I believe the cost of conducting war in this day and age has almost made it obsolete except for those very rich nations. With the other financial obstacles the EU is facing I cannot see how they can justify to their populace spending money to bomb Syria.

    2. Also everyone is keeping a wary eye on Iran and the Gulf. If something jumps off here NATO will be have to commit forces to the theater of Operations. Yes they already have ships in the area but to open the straits and keep it open will take more resources.

    3. Israel does not want Assad overthrown. They are comfortable with the known enemy to the north. With the threat of Iran and an unstable Egypt the last thing Israel needs is a mess in Syria and the resulting chaos that would surely spread to Lebanon.

    So for all the public display of outrageous indignation, nothing will happen except a few sanctions and maybe some war crime indictments that will never be served.
     
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    Assad feels pretty secure because China and Russia are vetoeing everything then UN Puts together and they are getting arms and money from Russia, China and Iran, and the only thing the Syrian rebels are recieving from the west is sympathy and empathy.
     
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    Islamofascistic Iran and Hezbollah are butchering the Syrians as well.
     
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    Link or just an opinion?


    To weaken Iran start with Syria
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/opinion/to-weaken-iran-start-with-syria.html
     
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    US, Europe Prepare For Syria Intervention...
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    US, France, UK, Turkey, Italy prepare for military intervention in Syria
    February 23, 2012, Despite public denials, military preparations for intervention in the horrendous Syrian crisis are quietly afoot in Washington, Paris, Rome, London and Ankara.
    See also:

    U.S.: 'Humanitarian disaster' in Syria
    Feb. 24,`12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking Friday in Tunisia, applauded the selection of Kofi Annan as U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria.
     
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    'Friends of Syria' meet in Tunisia...
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    The Emergency Session on Syria: That's What Friends Are For?
    Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 - It's unlikely that Syrian President Bashar Assad will lose sleep over Friday's "Friends of Syria" gathering in Tunisia. The group of more than 60 nations reiterated demands that Assad immediately cease escalating violence and allow humanitarian aid to areas his security forces have relentlessly pummeled. But there was no credible threat of force issued by the conference. The "or else" clause, such as it was, was relatively mild; increased international isolation and — more significantly — further sanctions on Syrian exports and members of Assad's inner circle.
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    Clinton blunt with Russia, China over Syria
    February 25, 2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in North Africa, where she used her strongest language yet to condemn Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a conference in Tunis at a conference of world leaders known as "The Friends of Syria."
     
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    The problem in Syria is a civil war. It is none of our business. The "rebels" in Syria could end it today if they wished.
     
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    Gonna sit on our hands like we did with Rwanda...
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    Panetta: Intervening in Syria risky
    7 Mar.`12 WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back on Wednesday against fresh demands for U.S. military involvement in Syria to end President Bashar Assad's deadly crackdown on his people.
     

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