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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-04-12 08:31 AM
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Activists report Homs massacre, as U.N. Security Council mulls vote
Source: CNN

Activists report Homs massacre, as U.N. Security Council mulls vote
By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 8:34 AM EST, Sat February 4, 2012

(CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council could vote Saturday on a draft resolution that would pressure the government to stop a sustained, bloody crackdown on dissidents.

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Government forces "committed one of the most horrific massacres since the beginning of the uprising in Syria," killing at least 260 civilians over the past day, the opposition Syrian National Council said Saturday.

"During the attack, residential buildings and homes were randomly and heavily bombed," the group said.

Some Syrian residents say the international community is sitting idle as bodies mount in the streets.


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/04/world/meast/syria-unrest/...





If a resolution even might pressure Assad to stop a "sustained, bloody crackdown," what's their hurry?

Why not wait another year and see if he stops without (gasp! The horror!) a RESOLUTION.



P.S. If you are even tempted to ask me if that is meant as sarcasm, I would appreciate it if you use every fiber of your being to overcome that urge.
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