Monday, September 24, 2012

Brutal-phile World

Credit: REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

(Reuters) - Thirty years ago Hafez al-Assad cut phone lines from Hama to stop word spreading of his bloody crackdown on an uprising in the city, ensuring that the 1982 Syrian revolt was crushed and many thousands killed before the world even knew of it.

Three decades on, his son is 18 months into a military campaign waged, despite efforts at censorship, in the glare of a global media spotlight; but Bashar too can rely on Cold War-era divisions among major powers, and a growing sense of impotence and indifference, to shield him from armed foreign intervention.
More than 1,000 people are now being killed in Syria every week, according to activists who collate reports from various sources. Some are rebels, some loyalists; many are civilians.
The one case where the United State set a "red line" which might trigger a military response - Assad deploying his chemical weapons - may have served only to embolden the Syrian leader.
"They have effectively said: 'We won't intervene unless you use chemical weapons'," Barnes-Dacey said. "Assad has felt liberated to use more violence.

"There has been a surge in government brutality and government-led violence and that hasn't provoked any reaction."

Credit: REUTERS/Shaam News Network/Handout

Heartbroken to see people searching survivals beneath rubble, you only consider yourself in their situation and then you know what is feel like your loved one die in that way! you know what comes around what is goes around whoever support terrorist assad watch your back who know you and your loved ones will be  end up like that!