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The United States is poised to shift its position on Syria by calling on President Bashar al-Assad to step down because of the violence he has inflicted on his own people and his failure to implement meaningful reforms for the last five months.
Barack Obama could issue the demand as early as Thursday in a speech that will mark a dramatic departure in the Syrian crisis. Until now US policy — echoed by Britain and its EU partners — has been that Assad must lead a transition or get out of the way. Now, for the first time, the US president will tell him bluntly to go.
In previous statements Washington has described Assad as "illegitimate" or "part of the past". The White House on Wednesday decried Assad's "heinous actions", and spokesman Jay Carney said: "We are all watching with horror what he is doing to his own people."
The lies used to justify the NATO war against Libya have surpassed those created to justify the invasion of Iraq. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch both had honest observers on the ground for months following the rebellion in eastern Libya and both have repudiated every major charge used to justify the NATO war on Libya.
According to the Amnesty observer, who is fluent in Arabic, there is not one confirmed instance of rape by the pro-Gadaffi fighters, not even a doctor who knew of one. All the Viagra mass rape stories were fabrications.
Amnesty could not verify a single “African mercenary” fighting for Gaddafi story, and the highly charged international satellite television accounts of African mercenaries raping women that were used to panic much of the eastern Libyan population into fleeing their homes were fabrications.
There were no confirmed accounts of helicopter gunships attacking civilians and no jet fighters bombing people, which completely invalidates any justification for the No-Fly Zone in the Security Council resolution used as an excuse for NATO to launch its attacks on Libya.
After three months on the ground in rebel controlled territory, the Amnesty investigator could only confirm 110 deaths in Benghazi, which included Gadaffi supporters.
Only 110 dead in Benghazi? Wait a minute, we were told thousands had died there, ten thousand even. No, only 110 lost their lives, including pro-government people.
No rapes, no African mercenaries, no helicopter gunships or bombers, and only 110 ten deaths prior to the launch of the NATO bombing campaign; every reason was based on a lie.
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, right?
I assume then you will be sending a note of congratulations to Syrian president Assad on his successful crackdown on protesters by way of murder and bloodshed, and maybe give it a hint of sympathy that he should face sanctions over it. I'll also assume you would be fully in support of a similar level of government crackdown on protesters here in the US or the UK should we ever have the audacity to protest our governments?
Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by wcitizen
LOL if he cares so much about syria why doesn't he use his contacts in the black market to have assad? bumped off?
ever notice how the real monsters seem to have a free pass from uncle satan until they cross him?
that's the real question here, why was he allowed to kill all those people up until now?
what changed? or was it just not convenient to attack syria until other countries were already occupied?
i also find it strange that none of these international organizations aren't accusing the US for it's use of dirty bombs all over the planet.
for the unaware, i'm talking about DU by the way.
From Hiroshima to Iraq, 61 years of uranium wars A suicidal, genocidal, omnicidal course