The world could slip back into a Cold War over Syria and the sprawling Arab country could break up into two or three warring parts, with unforeseeable consequences for the Middle East, a senior Israeli military commander said.
"Support for (Syrian President Bashar) Assad from Russia and China is taking us back to the Cold War," he said this week, on condition of anonymity. "The world is not a one-man show."
France Urges New Syria Sanctions
France will ask the United States and its EU partners to impose a new set of sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, French Foreign Minister Lorain Fabius said on Wednesday.
“We want to step up pressure on the Damascus regime by intensifying sanctions, which means that I will speak without delay to my European and American colleagues and propose that [our] foreign ministers adopt a new series of sanctions at their next meeting,” Fabius said.
“They should apply not only to Bashar al-Assad and his clique but also to military commanders.”
At present, dozens of officials and organizations associated with Assad are under EU sanctions that include the freezing of assets and denial of visas.
The UN says at least 12,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising against the rule of Assad began in March 2011.
You're stating the Syrian army is destroying churches and terrorizing Christians into siding with the government while at the same time stating that Christians are fighting alongside the FSA.....so which is it?
http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticl...aspx?ID=408901Zenari rejected reports by unspecified media that minority Christians were being targeted by some armed opposition groups.
We have the General Abdel Salam Harba's ultimatum posted here so how is it that Zenari denies it? Perhaps Zenari is walking a tight rope eh? The man is either in denial or is dodging and weaving to protect his flock, I'll go with the later.Zenari rejected reports by unspecified media that minority Christians were being targeted by some armed opposition groups.
Vatican news agency Fides reported on Tuesday that Christians had massively fled the town of Qusayr, near Homs, where only about 1,000 were left of the 10,000 who lived there before the outbreak of violence.
Fides said they were forced to leave after an armed opposition group led by General Abdel Salam Harba set an ultimatum. Christians in Qusayr were reportedly no longer allowed to move around freely and forced to let Muslims pass first.
"So far, I would say that Christians share the same sad fate as all Syrians… I would not say that they are the object of particular discriminations, less so persecutions," said Zenari.
As for Haji attacking churches and Christians, I don't know why this is so hard to buy? Haji does it all the time. Don't get me started on how Haji treats Shia masjids and shrines.
Don't be a Czechmate.
I see there were many good news for Assad today.
Lavrov confirmed he has some helicpters to deliver him soon.
He found someone in Russia ready to violate iyr EU sanctions and to to print some money for him (with the portrait of his beloved father).