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More Than 352 Syrians Dead Since March

From the Agence France-Presse:

Syria rounds up opponents after 120 dead

Sun Apr 24, 2011

DAMASCUS (AFP) – Security forces shot dead four people and made arrests across Syria on Sunday, as funerals were held for protesters and mourners killed in a bloody crackdown which activists said cost 120 lives…

Students, meanwhile, called for a strike and two MPs resigned after bloodshed on Saturday when Syrians swarmed the streets to bury scores of demonstrators killed in protests the previous day.

At least 120 people were killed in the two-day crackdown, the Committee of the Martyrs of the 15 March Revolution said

Most were killed in the southern protest hub region of Daraa and in and around Damascus, during funerals of people killed on Friday.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the United Nations to probe the "carnage" from the massive "Good Friday" demonstrations and called for sanctions against officials responsible for the killings

Where are the calls for a ‘no fly zone’? Weren’t these 120 people innocent civilians? Or only armed rebels considered to be ‘innocent civilians’?

On Thursday, Assad signed decrees ending a draconian state of emergency, imposed by the Baath Party when it seized power in 1963, to placate more than a month of pro-democracy protests

Tens of thousands swarmed cities and towns across Syria on Friday to test implementation of the reforms, but security forces used live rounds and tear gas against them, activists said

It almost sounds like Mr. Assad has not lifted the "draconian state of emergency" and that the reforms are not quite working.

"After Friday?s carnage, it is no longer enough to condemn the violence," Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.

"Faced with the Syrian authorities? ‘shoot to kill’ strategy, the international community needs to impose sanctions on those ordering the shooting of protesters," he said.

"Sanctions"? Jimmy Carter says that sanctions only punish the people. The international community should just send the Syrian government more aid. That will show them we mean business.

More than 352 people have been killed in Syria since protests began on March 15, according to figures compiled by AFP

But these people are being killed by a vehemently anti-American regime. So nobody really cares.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 24th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “More Than 352 Syrians Dead Since March”

  1. Astravogel says:

    The thinking probably goes that, as long
    as they’re killing each other, why should
    we get in the way? At least they’re leaving
    the Isralie’s alone. I wonder what the smartest
    woman on Earth thinks about this.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    I keep reflecting on what a whore VOGUE is.

  3. Right of the People says:

    What do you call “More Than 352 Syrians Dead Since March”?

    A good start.

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