Monthly Archives: April 2012

William Hague targets Syria in human rights address

There is a limit to the patience of the international community with the Assad regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned. However, the attitude of the Russians and Chinese remains a “constraint” on what can be done, he … Continue reading

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New Sanctions For Syria And Iran

President Barack Obama has announced new sanctions against individuals and entities that use information and communications technologies to facilitate the Syrian and Iranian regimes’ commission of grave human rights abuses against their people: “These technologies should be in place to … Continue reading

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Video: Assad forces in plain clothes in Midan wield swords and weapons (29-4-2012)

Video from Damascus that shows Assad forces in plain clothes in Midan wielding swords and weapons and terrorizing funeral mourners. April 29, 2012.

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Syrian forces shell refugees camp inside Turkey: Revolution Council

Syrian army forces shelled Syrian refugees camp Oncupinar inside Turkey, the opposition Revolutionary Council reported on Monday, as U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon condemned “terrorist bomb attacks” in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Idlib. Turkey has not commented on the … Continue reading

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Image: U.S. Presidents and the Assad Family

While Americans have had 8 different presidents in the last 40+ yrs, the Syrian people have been forced to suffer under one family – the Assads. Source: @Twitpic

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Video: Doctor reports girls aged 10 and 14 pregnant from rape

Moussa al-Kurdi, a physician and the chairman of the Arab Institute for Clinical Excellence, told Al-Jazeera on April 1 about two young girls he says are pregnant from rape. He said he received the report of rape via Skype “three … Continue reading

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Video: Child is targeted by Assad snipers in Dael (29-4-2012)

A child is targeted by Assad snipers in the town of Dael in Daraa on April 29, 2012. The man in the video says that it’s no longer enough for Assad forces to shoot at men, now they have to … Continue reading

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Bombings hit Syria security targets, 20 die

Twin blasts targeting security buildings killed more than 20 people in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib yesterday, a monitoring group said. The violence, a day after the arrival of the chief of a UN monitoring mission, was sure to … Continue reading

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Principled Intervention in Syria

By: Adil E. Shamoo Progressives must seriously consider intervention in Syria despite our misgivings. Such an intervention, however, need not impose hegemony on Syria. Unfortunately, so far no one advocating intervention has pledged to abide by fundamental moral principles of … Continue reading

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How many Syrians will die?

By: Jennifer Rubin Paul Wolfowitz writes: “American policy on Syria today seems paralyzed by the understandable fear of getting into another war like those in Afghanistan or Iraq. But no one, least of all the Syrian people, wants to see … Continue reading

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