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What’s al-Bastard Hiding?

Syria UN team ‘shot at’ near Qubair ‘massacre site’

Ban Ki-moon: “UN monitors were shot at”

The head of the UN has said monitors trying to reach the Syrian village of Qubair, where 78 people are said to have been killed, were fired upon.

None were hurt in the shooting but they have pulled back for the night.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the “killing of innocents” at Qubair as “shocking and sickening”.

Envoy Kofi Annan told the UN Security Council the crisis could soon “spiral out of control”, diplomats said.

Mr Annan earlier told the General Assembly his six-point peace plan was not being implemented despite having been accepted by Damascus.

Opposition activists blame the killings at Qubair on pro-government forces but the government accuses “terrorists”.

The White House said it strongly condemned “the outrageous targeted killings of civilians including women and children” in Qubair.

But both China and Russia repeated their opposition to outside intervention in Syria.

The UN has 297 unarmed observers in Syria to verify the implementation of a peace plan negotiated by Mr Annan. It includes a ceasefire, meant to have taken effect in mid-April.

‘Killing of innocents’

“I just learned a few minutes ago that while trying to [enter Qubair], the UN monitors were shot at with small arms,” Mr Ban told the 193-state assembly in New York.

Addressing a special closed meeting of the Security Council, Mr Annan urged world powers to warn President Bashar al-Assad of “clear consequences” if he did not comply with the six-point peace plan, diplomats said.

Sausan Ghosheh, spokesperson for the UN observer mission in Syria, told the BBC the monitors had been sent home for the night.

“We’re here serving the flag of the United Nations… until now we’re lucky no-one has been injured,” she said.

Speaking earlier in Syria, UN mission chief Gen Robert Mood said Syrian troops had blocked access to Qubair, which is near the western city of Hama.

In a statement, the White House said the killings, coupled with the “Syrian regime’s refusal to let UN observers into the area”, were “an affront to human dignity and justice”.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

The innocent die young in Qubair, these three brothers along with two more, their mother and grandmother were all slaughtered

The world pussy foots around while cowering to Russia and China.

What’s al-Bastard hiding in Qubair?

My guess is proof that his forces were responsible for the latest massacre, in which a whole village was as good as wiped out, men, women, children, all extinguished.

The six point plan for the Syrian ceasefire was, as I predicted, simply an excuse for al-Bastard to continue his bloody slaughter with impunity.

The UN observers have nothing to oversee. There was never and there won’t be a ceasefire as long as al-Bastard is at the helm. The best they can do is act as gathers of evidence for future prosecutions.

Now that UN observers have been met with hostile action; Russia and China MUST come to terms that their Syrian pet is out of control and totally beyond reason. He has fired on friendly forces. The world must now act.

Russia’s response should be to abandon its naval base in Syria and set sail and let the UN do its work.

Because after this mess is over both Russia and China should be held responsible and accountable.

Another Massacre in Syria: Qubair, Hama

It seems that Houla’s effect wasn’t “grand” enough for whatever force killing people in Syria to stop doing so. We all know who that force is but for the sake of keeping this about the people, I won’t throw names.

In the town of Qubair, near Hama in Northern Syria, 78 people have been killed including 35 from the same family. Half of those killed so far are women and children. The death toll is still rising. Did I mention the town counts only a 100 or so resident? They literally killed everyone there.

In the nearby town of Kfarzeita, 6 bodies were found burned till they became charcoal. There’s even a video for that.

In total, the death toll is at 130, more than Houla, and rising.

Source: A separate Sate of Mind Read more and see videos and pictures of the slaughter.

Warning: The content is horribly graphic

Syria unrest: Who are the shabiha?

Syria’s government has blamed “armed criminal gangs and terrorists” for much of the unrest since March 2011, but activists accuse state-sponsored militia of assisting in the crackdown that has left more than 9,000 people dead. Here is what is known about these armed regime supporters, known locally as the “shabiha”.

Shabiha Militia, Syria’s Men in Black

Throughout the uprising, many Syrians have said they have seen heavily-armed men dressed in black fighting alongside the security forces.

The men are accused not only of killing and beating people who attend demonstrations, but also of carrying out a campaign of intimidation that has included executions, drive-by shootings and sectarian attacks.

Activists say their presence has allowed the government to deny any involvement in the most brutal actions against protesters.

“They’re not afraid to use force, violence, weapons, racketeering and blackmail,” Ammar Qurabi of Syria’s National Organization for Human Rights told the Associated Press.

“That way, the regime will remain clean and will say: ‘Look these are gangs doing this, not us’.”

‘Thugs’

It is not clear exactly who they are and to whom they are loyal, but the term “shabiha” has repeatedly been used to describe them. Possibly derived from the Arabic word for “ghost” (“shabh”), it has come to mean “thugs” in modern day Syria.

Source: BBC News Read more

Opinion:

While it is not officially clear who the shabiha are loyal to, the answer must be al-Bastard if they are fighting alongside his troops and doing their dirty business.

 

 

 

 

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Hot Air, Rhetoric, Condemnations & Still Syrians Die

Sadly Annan’s Ceasefire plans have failed. Not only failed but given Bashar al-Bastard even more power and time to kill, slaughter and summarily execute anyone who stands in his way, including women and children.

“The UN Human Rights Council has meanwhile begun an emergency session to discuss the violence in Syria.”BBC News More talk, more hot air, and still nothing is being done.

al-Bastard is laughing his socks off – The Russians and the Chinese are protecting him. He knows that the world is afraid of them and that nothing will be done. He knows that as long as Russia and China use their vetoes, he is bullet proof!

If you have a cancer, you have it surgically removed…

al-Bastard is a cancer!

The United Nations is a complete and utter failure in this matter.

Russia and China have castrated the UN.

They are more responsible for all the deaths since the ceasefire date than al-Bastard himself.

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6am Tuesday – It was never meant to be

Bashar al-Bastard knows that he is immune. He knows that he is protected by Russia and China. He will continue as long as he has their protection.

Photo - BBC News

Kofi Annan’s peace plan was just breathing space. Once again he has played the world for fools.

6am Tuesday was the deadline, and… nothing. Reports continue to say the “Assad thugs”* are escalating their violence and that fighting in the capital has doubled.

Monday, the day before the ceasefire, has been considered the worst day yet with more than 100 reported dead.

The extra demands by al-Bastard on Sunday were merely a way to sidestep the ceasefire.

Even the Russians are having doubts… “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Syrian government “could have been more active and decisive” in implementing the plan, but that Mr Muallem had assured him Damascus was committed to it.” – BBC News & Here

Syrian assurances mean NOTHING!

“France’s foreign ministry described Mr Muallem’s comments as “a fresh expression of this blatant and unacceptable lie” that Damascus was committed to the Annan plan and urged the international community to react against the “feeling of impunity”.” – BBC News

And the world continues to allow al-Bastard get away with murder. What will it take, another 10,000 Syrians dead before the world realises that al-Bastard is full of shit!

Read on BBC News what the international press are saying.

*One Damascus resident told the BBC that violence in the capital had doubled and that one protest was attacked by “Assad thugs”. – BBC News

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The Phantoms in al-Bastard’s Head

The scars of the Syrian conflict are plain to see on the streets of Homs - BBC Photo

There are no terrorists, there are no armed gangs, there are, however, Syrians fighting against al-Bastard’s tyranny. The terrorists and armed gangs are phantoms in a very sick mind.

The escalating violence in Syria after Kofi Annan’s UN -brokered ceasefire, showed that al-Bastard never had any intention of honouring a ceasefire. Indeed to have honour, you need to have a brain, something that al-Bastard has clearly demonstrated he hasn’t either.

Now we have the news that Syrian security forces have fired into Turkey, BBC News, killing and wounding people escaping into Turkey and that ‘stray’ bullets hit a refugee camp inside Turkey wounding two Syrian refugees and a Turkish translator.

I would not be surprised if Turkey did more than complain, it could well be that those shots are the first of a war. Turkey’s sovereignty has been trespassed.

China is still waffling about Syria honoring the peace treaty, and Syria’s foreign minister is rushing off to Russia to what purpose, one may well ask.

I worry about the event of an armed conflict and that Russia, along with China and Iran siding with Syria; the result could be very bloody indeed and extend well beyond the Syrian borders.

Russia, China and Iran need to let al-Bastard face the music that he alone composed.

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