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Developments on the ground—Obama’s Debacle in Syria — Upadate #31 (April 26)

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The civil war in Syria rages on, with the Security Council’s 6-point peace plan a dead letter and largely irrelevant–except as a collective delusion which keeps members of the Security Council and the Arab League from seeing clearly what is actually happening on the ground. According to Haaretz, over 11,000 people have been killed in Syria since March, 2011.

This blood is on the hands of the Russians and the Chinese, of Medvedev, Putin and Hu Jintao, as well as those of al-Assad.

Latest News Reports

Petra Ramsauer, “Haaretz exclusive: A visit to the war-torn heart of Syria’s struggle for independence; Daraa, home to 100,000 people, and the place in which the Syrian uprising began last year, bears all the features of a town wasting away as a full-blown civil war rages,” Haaretz, April 27, 2012.

Avi Issacharoff, “Syria opposition: Assad’s forces kill 102, despite ongoing UN mission; Reports say killings mostly take place following attack by Syrian forces on city of Hama, where 57 people were killed in a concentrated shelling of one neighborhood, Haaretz, April 25, 2012.

(Avec AFP) “Syrie: le plan Annan est ‘fortement compromis’,” l’Express, 26 avril 2012.

The March of Folly , led by our modern-day Pied Piper in the form of Kofi Annan, advances.

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