Cunning Bastard

Syria crisis: Assad ‘gives amnesty for uprising crimes’

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is under pressure over the unrest

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has granted a general amnesty for all crimes committed during the 10-month uprising, state-run media reports.

It would apply to army deserters who turned themselves in before the end of January, peaceful protesters and those who handed in unlicensed weapons, Sana state news agency is quoted as saying.

The UN says more than 14,000 people are in detention.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

I believe the proposed amnesty is a farce. The same as letting Arab League observers in was a farce.

It changed nothing.

Saturday – The Syrian authorities sent troops and tanks into the town of Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, where one large demonstration took place. (BBC News)

Saturday – The ruler of the Gulf state of Qatar has said Arab countries should send troops into Syria to stop government forces killing civilians there. (BBC News)

Bashar al-Bastard is simply buying time and playing the world for a fool. The amnesty would only guarantee that he has less weapons against him.

He knows he is in the shit, inextricably in the shit. Now that the call has come from the Arab world for armed intervention, he knows the end is near. Like a cornered rat he will spring to the attack.

The countdown fuse has been lit, the Middle East will explode.

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