Russia 'Keeping Assad in Power' - Clinton
MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's inaction over the crisis in Syria is keeping President Bashar al-Assad in power, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
Russia's "refusal to join us in some kind of constructive action is keeping Assad in power, well-armed, able to ignore the demands of his own people, the region and the world," Clinton said at the U.S. Naval Academy on Tuesday.
She said the U.S. would again try to persuade Russia to support UN action that would at least allow humanitarian aid when G8 foreign ministers meet in Washington on Wednesday.
Clinton also said the "likelihood of regional conflict and civil war is increasing" in Syria.
Clinton's comments came as Syrian security forces continued military operations despite an agreement to withdraw troops by Tuesday.
However, Annan said earlier on Tuesday his efforts to end the unrest were still "very much alive."
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said on Tuesday in Moscow that army units had begun withdrawing from some towns and cities, a claim denounced by a French foreign ministry spokesman as an "unacceptable lie."
"Every effort must be made to achieve a cessation of violence in all its forms on 12 April at 06:00 [03:00 GMT]," Annan said in a letter to the UN Security Council.
"There is no more time to lose," Annan said. "We must all push for an end to the bloodshed before Syria plunges into the abyss."
Oh, and yes I do know how a Syrian Army ID looks. Some look different, but that's only because the design chances every few years. Same with ID's and drivers licenses in most countries.While Gadhafi was not allowed to buy any Heckler and Koch guns officially, he obtained plenty of other German weapons legally. For instance, the German-French owned EADS supplied Gadhafi with 168-million euros ($240 million) worth of anti-tank missiles, plus a number of tank transporters and other military vehicles.It was inevitable that when the weapons embargo against Libya was lifted in 2004, respected German brands like Daimler and EADS would move in. In some cases literally - EADS even opened an office in Tripoli. Mark Bromley, a researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), confirms that this was part of a general move.
"There was certainly quite a broad push by a number of defense companies, often with the support of their own national governments, to try to access a potentially lucrative arms market in Libya," he told Deutsche Welle.
I'll link you to some of those videos.
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Two Lebanese army soldiers cross into Syria, join Free Syrian Army
"Lebanese authorities requested Syria to arrest them and return them to Lebanon."
Doubting those are real military IDs? Wondering why there are no dead flooding the hospitals?
Goddamn gresh, I dont understand how you have the patience to stick around and reply to all these
Report: Assad forces fire at Syrian refugee camp in Turkey
Incident marks second time Syrian forces fire on Turkish territory this week; fresh violence reported throughout Syria less than 24 hours before UN-brokered cease fire due to go into effect.
By Haaretz and The Associated Press
http://www.sana.sy/eng/21/2012/04/11/412034.htmDAMASCUS, (SANA)_An official source at the Defense Ministry said that it has been decided
to halt the armed forces' missions starting Thursday morning ,after they carried out successful missions in combating criminal acts by armed terrorist groups and enforced the authority of the state on all its territories.
The source added that the armed forces will be on alert to confront any attack by armed terrorist groups against civilians,
law-enforcement members, the armed forces and private and public facilities.
I don't know whether people are just really misinformed or lying to themselves.
Sometimes people prefer to fit the facts to a narrative
BTW, pulling pants off the dead enemy is standart procedure after battle. It's the check of arms and other stuff which can be hidden there, one of the basic thing that are learned at war.
Apparently all quiet so far ........