- Posted February 9, 2012 by
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Who Will Help The Syrians? ... How Many More Have To Die?
When will the Syrian people get the help and support they need from the World community? Over 6,000 people have died since the uprising. For months Syrians wake up to al-Assad’s barrage of bombings and sniper fire. Assad’s armies of killers continue to bombard the protest city of Homs killing more than 137 civilians in a “horrific massacre,” activists said today.
It is despicable that despite the daily bombardment, and the thousands of deaths, Russia and China continue to oppose a resolution that can be used to justify foreign military intervention, calls for Assad to quit, or to impose an arms embargo on Syria. Russia and China are standing in the way while Syrians are massacred to protect their own selfish self interest... China and Russia have blood on their hands. Killing and abusing people, stripping them of freedom, human and civil rights is not policy foreign to either one of these countries. ''The draft does not suit us at all and I hope that it is not put to a vote,'' Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
President Barack Obama accused the Syrian government of murdering civilians in an “unspeakable assault” and demanded that Assad step down. “Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately,” Obama said in a statement.
The SNC demanded Russia and China change its position and ''clearly condemn the regime and hold it responsible for the massacres, to stop the killing in Syria.'' French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe condemned ''in the strongest terms the new attack by the Syrian regime on the people of Homs. ''Far from halting their policy of repression, the Syrian authorities have taken a further step in savagery. The massacre of Homs is a crime against humanity, its perpetrators must answer for it,'' he said in a statement.
''This unbridled violence underlines the urgency for the United Nations Security Council to end its silence in order to condemn the authors of this crime and open the way to the implementation of the Arab League's political plan. 'The international community must recognize and support the right of the Syrian people to freedom, security and the choice of their political future. 'Those who would hinder the adoption of such a resolution would assume a heavy responsibility in history.''
How many more people have to die in Syria before the World community comes to its rescue? Where is the Arab League? Where is Turkey? Saudi Arabia? Why are the Arab countries sitting idly by to let the people of Syria be massacred? Does the United States have the moral obligation to help the people of Syria? … How many more have to die?