Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ooeat0meoo, Feb 6, 2012.
Bambuser | alrabiealarabe
Thanks for posting Rob. Harrowing stuff.
Bambuser | smartlive1
Another stream up, now...
and you're welcome
Reports coming in that 7 buildings in Hom, Syria have collapsed due to bombings, today.
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Someone tweeting from Syria seems to be asking for people to call the Syrian embassy to ask for the bombings to stop.
Not much happening now.
Tweet by @NMSyria FIELD HOSPITAL HAS BEEN TARGETED IN BABAMR IN HOMS. HOSPITAL BOMBED!
Current death toll of Syrian protestors estimates 7,500+ since this past Fall.
LIVE feed of the field hosp. that was just bombed...
WARNING... Very graphic stuff... NOT FOR CHILDREN AUDIENCE
Bambuser | smartlive1
Al Jazeera interview on the ground claims that Homs is getting hit with rockets and planes.
Hello HR, very nice to see you. ~ Been a while ~ I've been kinda busy, how about you?
Wasn't this the exact situation we went into Libya to prevent? I hate World Politics, its a fucking disgrace that all of the Western world are sitting on our hands while this happens.
Hopefully more footage like this will light a fire under a few western leaders.
Sorry to hear you were so busy you've missed 7500 deaths. You bursting into the scene is heart-warming nevertheless.
Is this being covered anywhere on main news channels?
So because Communist China and Mafia Russia have business with this regime, we are going to let those people die.
The US Has to intervene through Nato.
NATO won't do it without some form of authorization, which can't happen without the Security Council approval.
This has been going on for almost a year now. I guess it isn't "news" anymore.
I don't think this is correct?
That's the reality.Al about national interests.
Really wish I hadn't clicked the last link earlier, really horrifying stuff.
As much as China and Russia deserve condemning for their actions I find western powers acting morally superior over the issue frustrating. We've stood by and maintain to do so in far too many other cases to act supreme.
It's a sad state that these decisions are based of politics and not morals or empathy
Amazing these guys are still broadcasting after 13 hours. Even scarier that you can still here the same bombs going off in the background as we heard this morning. Assad is really pounding the hell out of these people.
Time for the CIA to make Assad have a car crash.
This is a bit out of context with the thread but there was a tv show on BBC a good while back before this all started and it was about Syrian children and their school life, how it was slowly becoming more modern and they had more freedom. Assad's wife even turned up to talk to the kids. Guess it was all pretty much propaganda.
BBC - BBC Four Programmes - Syrian School, Changing Schools
Typically NATO interventions are a result of UNSC resolutions or approval. To appease the Chinese and Russians, the language in the resolutions is dubious enough, as in Libya, that they can complain about the actions being taken being "outside the parameters of the resolution" while NATO can easily say that it is within them. Now, China and Russian won't even abstain from a condemnation, much less any sort of call for Assad to step down.
After Qaddafi, I don't think they want to let anything similar happen for a while so their people don't get any ideas. Especially the Russians who know that Putin will steal the election next month as he did the parliamentary elections a few months ago.
It doesn't necessarily have to be all propaganda. Syria isn't some third world backwater....
'Freedom' - is relative. So it is quite possible that Syrians do have more freedom, but when the starting point is zero, it's still a long way from the ideal situation.
Fair enough, can't say I know anything about Syria at all. Just the impression that programme gave off compared to what is happening now is two different worlds.
Russia: Assad committed to ending violence - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Not really sure what to say other than Russia, are you mad?
He's committed to ending the violence...when he's killed everyone who needs to be killed.
He's going for the Bahrain model. Brutal crackdown behind the scenes, coupled with the perception of inquests and internal reforms. Trouble is, it may have worked about 6-8 months ago. The people are two pissed now and have formed a resistance movement that won't go away until he does.
No kidding, everyone with a gun is happy to end the violence! Gotta love rhetoric.
Reading about all this I can't help but think, "Gee, it would be nice if some country would come in and help these poor people."
Not that simple, of course.
Bashar al Assad's military bombing another neighborhood, again
Bambuser | baba-omer
Please reach out to your local media about this... the killing in Syria must stop!
Now, reporting 5 journalists killed in very recent bombings.
Protest in from of Bashar's wife's home in London Wed. night
Footage taken minutes ago from the bombing of an unarmed neighborhood in Syria
Absolutely horrific. Thanks for the breaking news, Bob.
#F8 BABA OMER, SYRIA #F9 MORTARS HIT CAMERAMANS H, Ustream.TV: OCCUPYTV IS PART OF THE OCCUPY NETWORK INDY REAL UNCENSORED www.occupynetwork.tv Solid...
Another Livestream (Ustream) citizen journalist out of Syria
It doesn't sound good, constant gun fire and military aircraft
BBC News - Syria protests: Rights group warns of 'Deraa massacre'
Here's another one.
THIS NEEDS TO BE STOPPED!
Has any group in Syria appealed to anyone to get involved? Egypt didn't want our help, neither did Libya with Gaddafi.
Where are the Arab League of Nations when things like this goes down? I'm sure they care, but do they every intervene?
The Arab League? This recent 'mission' and subsequent UN proposal is just about the most pro-active they've ever been. Not sure what they can or even would be willing to do tbh.
One of the Qatari princes thought out loud about an Arab League military mission recently, to go and act as a peacekeeping force but I don't see them ever doing it and it could only end in absolute disaster anyway if they tried it.
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