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German horror as Syrian regime kills nearly 100

The Local · 27 May 2012, 10:12

Published: 27 May 2012 10:12 GMT+02:00

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"I am shocked and horrified by the news that dozens of civilians, including many children, were killed in attacks by the security forces of the Assad regime," Guido Westerwelle said in a statement.

United Nations monitors in Syria have counted more than 92 bodies in the town of central town of Houla, including those of 32 children.

"It is appalling that the Syrian regime does not put an end to the brutal violence against its own people," Westerwelle said in a statement. "Those responsible for this crime must be punished."

President Bashar al-Assad's forces reportedly began shelling Houla on Friday, in one of the bloodiest episodes since his regime began a crackdown on opposition protesters in March last year.


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11:19 May 27, 2012 by Sayer
'It is appalling that the Syrian regime does not put an end to the brutal violence against its own people," Westerwelle said in a statement. "Those responsible for this crime must be punished.'

I agree Mr. Westerwelle. However, your gaze is misdirected. The US, Israel, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and most recently Canada (of all countries) have publicly admitted shipping weapons, and financing mercenaries in Syria to fight against President Assad's administration. Recent caches intercepted in Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt back this up.

So, now that you know, haul in their ambassadors to Berlin and let them have it, both barrels, if you're serious about this. And remember, these deaths are an average month in Gaza, so haul in the Israeli ambassador too!
15:02 May 27, 2012 by Englishted

Blame everyone except those responsible.

Where do you get those figures from Gaza?
17:15 May 27, 2012 by marimay
Sayer is correct.
17:59 May 27, 2012 by ka3ki
Looking forward to the day when the same media will be [horrified] when Israel kills 100 Palestinians!
19:00 May 27, 2012 by anaverageguy
And to the day when the press covers the regular rocket attacks launched by Hamas into Israel.
08:38 May 28, 2012 by catjones
Sayer and marimay apparently back the dictator. Maybe they'd change their tune if the lived in Syria.
08:41 May 28, 2012 by Sayer
Englishted, I am drawing logical inferences based on observations. Unlike you, I am not blaming the victims. Same goes for Gaza. Check "If Americans Only Knew" and Alison Weir's reports from the OT and Gaza.

Anaverageguy: It's a bit preposterous to compare a few squibs to the full unleashing of the ZOF arsenal of internationally banned weapons. Again, check "If Americans Only Knew."

I have noticed that this page is often replete with calls to disband the UN and all its various sections. Today, reading this report again, I must concur. The UNSC has just proven itself to be in the clutches of evil. The same evil in Ottawa, DC, Riyadh, Doha and Tel Aviv that perpetrated this latest slaughter, and then has the audacity to blame it on Assad's administration. After all, these regimes, have all recently stated in public that they are funding and arming the Al CIA-duh 'freedom fighters' who seek to overthrow Assad. (Go ahead, check FM Baird's asinine comments on Qatari TV of late, along with the Qataris and Hillary Clinton). The world has stopped making sense today, as I am even in agreement with the never confirmed, recess appointment US Ambassador to the UN, John Pervert Bolton, when he said that the top ten floors could be lopped off the UN building in NYC, and nobody would notice. I'd go a step further. The entire building could get the WTC 1, 2 & 7 nano-thermite treatment and nobody would weep. Which is not what can be said of those left to mourn those killed in the past days by state sponsors of terror. Shame on those states who sponsored these murders, especially when you wave the flag for freedom, human rights and tolerance. You're only pro-life when they're white, Christian and contribute to your political campaigns.
09:11 May 28, 2012 by Englishted

I simply don't understand where you are coming from.

If this crime was perpetrated by by the security forces of the Assad regime,why are you then putting the blame on " Ottawa, DC, Riyadh, Doha and Tel Aviv if they are funding people to overthrow what is a oppressive regime.

However if you can prove (I somehow doubt it ) that "Ottawa, DC, Riyadh, Doha and Tel Aviv that perpetrated this latest slaughter,"

then I would agree with you ,but again don't understand you last ranting sentence

seem racist to me ?.
12:00 May 28, 2012 by ovalle3.14
Say, if this is such a horrible tragedy, why not forbid commerce with Syria? Maybe it's not on Germany to rescue the country but at least this country could stop making business with such dictatorships.

The same goes to Azerbaijan.
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