CAIRO — The Syrian government accused France of “schizophrenia” on Sunday for pledging to support a peaceful resolution to the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and simultaneously aiding the armed groups driving the insurrection. At the same time, a French doctor returning from a rebel-controlled hospital raised new alarms about the presence of foreign Islamist militants in Syria, stoking fears that have discouraged the West from more forceful support for the rebels.
As the fighting continued, the Syrian military closed in on the neighborhood that was once the Yarmouk refugee camp in its drive to squeeze the rebels out of the suburbs south of the capital, Damascus. The government’s forces blasted opposition strongholds with tanks, artillery and helicopter gunships. In a government-controlled neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, rebels set off a bomb that state news media said killed 17 people and wounded more than 40.
Days after the French government said that it would provide humanitarian and reconstruction assistance directly to the rebels controlling five Syrian cities, a spokesman for the Syrian government accused France of undermining the first trip to the region by the new United Nations envoy charged with negotiating a peace, Lakhdar Brahimi.
“On the one hand, it supports Brahimi’s mission, while at the same time it makes statements demonstrating that it supports the militarization of the crisis in Syria,” the spokesman, Jihad Makdissi, said of the French government in an interview with The Associated Press. “The only way to make Brahimi’s mission a success is the cooperation of all parties.”
The Assad government expressed similar support for peace proposals made by the previous envoy, Kofi Annan, but failed to curb its military campaign to wipe out the opposition. Mr. Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations, quit in frustration. And the Assad government has since ruled out any talks with the rebels, dismissing them as foreign agents. ...
The New York Times
Published: September 9, 2012
We have heard all this before more Bashar lies and propaganda and more Western fears and excuses on why we need to continue to drag our feet and not get directly involved. I have had it with Bashar al-Assad and his lies. I have had it with all the Western fears and excuses. It's time for Bashar to meet his fate and his regime to go down with him. I hope everyday maybe today is the day Bashar is captured and imprisoned or killed.
If the West is worried about Islamic fundamentalist militants then that should be more reason to get involved sooner rather then later. We know from the past what happens when chaos is allowed to linger and people become desperate. They turn to radicalism and extremism as an answer to solving their problems. The more people Bashar kills and the longer this genocide goes on the more desperate people become. The more desperate people become the more they turn to desperate measures. The more people turn to desperate measures the more radical and extreme they become. The more radical and extreme they become the greater the chance of more violence and future radical extremist taking over once Assad is finally toppled.
All these potential problems the United States and West keep worrying about like extremist filling the power void once Assad is toppled, chemical and biological weapon attacks, attacks on Turkey and Israel will become more and more likely everyday we fail to act not because we act. The numbers of Syrians killed in this genocide has exploded to numbers well in excess of 20,000 people some sources say as many as 30,000 Syrians have been killed. Are we going to wait until the number killed gets to 50,000 Syrians killed before we act? My worst fears are starting to come to pass and our President Barack Obama has not shown any major signs of acting to end this genocide. I am a supporter of President Obama but on this issue of Syria I have been very upset with his failure to act to end this genocide. He is the most powerful man in the world at his command with the nod of Congress he could order an air campaign to end the Assad regime once and for all. Please President Obama I am calling on you to exercise your war powers and put an end to this vicious regime. A.C.M.