Syria Opposition Says U.N. Statement Gives Assad More Time to Kill

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Syria's main opposition group on Thursday said a U.N. statement calling for all parties to end violence in Syria will simply give the regime more time to continue killing its own people.

"Such statements, issued amid continued killings, offer the regime the opportunity to push ahead with its repression in order to crush the revolt by the Syrian people," said Samir Nashar, member of the executive committee of the Syrian National Council.

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said he hoped Wednesday's rare show of unity by the 15-member Security Council -- including Russia and China -- would mark a "turning point" in the crisis, in which more than 8,000 people have been killed.

"I hope that this strong and united action by the council will mark a turning point in the international community's response to the crisis," Ban said on a visit to Kuala Lumpur Thursday.

Russia and China, which have blocked two resolutions on Syria, backed a Western-drafted statement that called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to work toward a cessation of hostilities and a democratic transition.

The council also gave a veiled warning of future international action.

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Missing youssefhaddad 22 March 2012, 13:40

The UN statement is symbolic and will surely not deter the Syrian Monster. It is a slow start while the Syrians need immediate actions.

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 22 March 2012, 13:44

it is the official statement of the end of a family who ruined syria by blood and steel.....using the golan needed by israel as a card of strenght.
the question now is: who will go down with them?
the signs of the end are clearer now,remember in 2005 nasrallah himself commanded the action of "shoukran souriya" hoping to inherit the role of the regime in bilad el arz,now he said one week ago "who want to take our arms, let him come..."that is a clear sign of desperation.

Thumb jcamerican 22 March 2012, 14:05

The opposition finally got it.

Thumb beiruti 22 March 2012, 15:22

@Mustapha O. Ghalayini. I agree with your statement. This is the end of the Assad Regime. Now, for Assad to continue in power as before, he will have to kill each and every Syrian who agrees with the Opposition, and this cannot be done, though he will try and the more he tries, the more he will become a persona non grata, radioactive, isolated and broke. If he stops and agrees to work with the Opposition, the Opposition will see to it that Assad is sent away to The Hague for trial on charges of crimes against humanity and ethnic clensing. Either way, the Assad Regime is done and over.

Thumb beiruti 22 March 2012, 15:42

Hezbollah now has a choice to make. Its arms are no longer sustainable without the sure resupply by land. Resupply will not happen by sea. It can either give up its arms and enter the Lebanese political system, or it can self immolate in a war with Israel. I seriously doubt the latter.
But politics in Lebanon requires payment of patronage money. Hezbollah's money comes from Iran. But that will be cut off soon with financial sanctions on Iran that come into play in June, and so Hezbollah will become more dependent on smuggling to get its patronage money, and to smuggle, it has to control the government and it controls the government through force of intimidation with its arms.
Problem is that with Hezbollah supporting Assad who kills Moslems at will, and looks at picturs of naked women on his internet, they are losing the Shiites of Lebanon and their money, from where ever they get it will be no good.

Default-user-icon Leb Man (Guest) 22 March 2012, 17:19

The only way to get the Giraffe out is for Damascus, the christians, and the Druze to boil it. The Syrian opposition is really doing a lousy job getting these 3 areas to join them. They have to embrase them and assure all that future Syris is for all and democratic.

Thumb Bandoul 22 March 2012, 19:00

Does anyone wonder what does this Syrian murdering thug have over the USA and Israel to keep them from shutting him down just like they did the Libyan murdering thug? Simply put, it is, that this particular Syrian murdering thug commands the only military force in the Middle East capable of isolating and then disarming the party of hzb el kzb & terror. The USA and Israel will continue to tolerate this butcher because they secretly hope they can strike a deal with him in the future. Did everyone already forget under whose watchful eyes Mughneya was blown to smithereens as payment to Israel?