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Syrian forces kill 20 in anti-Assad protests - Total killed in 6mos of protesting over 3000

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:40 AM

"3000 KILLED" The United Nations says 2,600 people have been killed since Syrians rose up against Assad six months ago, inspired by revolts in North Africa which overthrew leaders of Egypt and Tunisia and have now also ousted Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.

The global activist organization Avaaz said on Friday it had verified the names of 3,004 Syrians killed since the violence erupted in mid-March.

"The Syrian military have either shot men, women and children at peaceful protests or tortured, mutilated and assassinated them in detention," it said. The list included 278 army conscripts, though Avaaz did not say how they died.

based on this story I can see the groundwork for a UN invasion being implanted in the masses to gain support.

what will be the trigger and will Iran just sit back and let it happen?

Assad has promised reform including a multi-party parliamentary election by February, but has not said whether he would accept any challenge for his own position when his presidential term expires in 2014.

The relentless repression of dissent has triggered U.S. and European sanctions and calls for Assad to step down, but Washington and its Western allies have failed to persuade Russia and China to endorse a tough United Nations response.
The Arab League and neighboring Turkey have called for an immediate end to the bloodshed. "Those who attack their people with artillery and tanks can't remain in power," Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said during a visit to Libya on Friday.

President Barack Obama will meet Erdogan during the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week and discuss Syria, among other Middle East issues, the White House said.

However, regional countries have not spelled out any punitive action Assad might face, and no country is proposing the kind of NATO intervention which toppled Gaddafi. Assad also retains support from his powerful ally Iran.

if things dont get escalated before the UN meeting next week I see the UN at a minimum enacting sanctions on syria, then you know what is to come more military posturing on all sides and maybe a no fly zone.

turkey also has a war ship set to escort a turkish aid ship to palestine and gaza.

"Turkish warships, in the first place, are authorized to protect our ships that carry humanitarian aid to Gaza," Erdogan said in the interview. "From now on, we will not let these ships to be attacked by Israel, as what happened with the Freedom Flotilla."

the lines and sides are being drawn every day worldwide and it seems war is inevitable. the people of the world are waking up and want their freedom, but this freedom could be the cause to get the world at war once again.

I almost forgot about this thread REQUEST: ATSers AS Researchers RE: Start of WWIII Before The End Of 2011
cataloging the events or plans to get the world superpowers fighting again.
edit on 9/16/2011 by -W1LL because: add relevant thread

posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:07 PM
America, the UN, & NATO better not get involved in this mess. It does strike me as funny that NATO came to rescue after 88 Libyan protesters were said to be killed but Bahrainia protesters shot & killed in front of US service men, & now this, nothing. Which tells me there's agenda in Libya, not so much in Bahrain, since we already have bases there. But I definitely see them wanting to "protect" more civilians in Syria.

posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:19 PM
reply to post by -W1LL

The elite have had their eyes on Syria for a long time now. And ASSad is giving them every reason move to the next step in their plan.

I am hesitant to be too sure of any NATO interference because of Russian interests in Syria. But Russia has been known to wuss out on their allies. It will be interesting to see what happens. That whole area is just one big mess right now.

posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by Corruption Exposed

yes and the fact that Syrian protesters burned down russian flags also asks more questions

posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:57 PM
3000 ... mmmh ... sounds like we are getting closer to the number of CIA operatives in Syria, few more to go for Assad. The stories we here from there are lies just like the ones from Libya. The come from pro western organisations outside of Syria. Heck even fake Twitter and Facebook accounts have been found, who supposedly reported live from Syria.

We better stay out of Syria. There will be NO intervention from the UN and no resolution because Russia and China will VETO it.

Apart from that we see what happened in Lybia. CIA trained terrorist threw over the Libyan government and now wthose islamistic idiots and proven Al Qaeda shills will establish Sharia law in a once before free libya. Shame on the West, shame on all people in the West, who didn't protest against this unjust war.
edit on 16-9-2011 by ALF88 because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 17 2011 @ 12:36 AM
Turkey may be the next protagonist in this theater of the absurd.
Firstly tyrkey wants a big slice of the oil and gas under the seas around Cyprus.To this end they invaded Cyprus years ago and hold (occupy) the northern end of the island.
Cyprus itself is independant nation who wishes to exploit the resources in its UN designated EEZone.
ie 200 mi liimit thingy...
They wish to sell or may have already sold oil exploration leases which Turkey now harrasses with a warship.
The Company exploring has complained to the gov about Turkish harrassment.
The Gov of Cyprus has many times sent stiff notes to turkey but they have so far been ignored.
The Isrealis partner with the free Cypriots in oil explorations and drilling.
It makes a lot of sense that the trouble between Isreal and turkey isnt about the floatilla at all, but about Turkey giving Isreal a black eye on the political and world scene.
The UN supports free Cyprus. and even had peace keepers there to separate Cypriots from Turks at the line.
They also drafted the law of the sea.
This allows Cyprus to own the oil producing sea bottom .
Turkey a NATO member, has never ratified the UN law.
Though, as NATO member they are pledged to uphold it....
Are we getting the picture as to how tangled and nefarious the manouvering is over there?
Now add .....The Greeks!
they are allied with Isreal, and they have close ties with" Free Cyprus"both treaty and familial ties.
This bear in mind is about trillions of cubic feet of Natural gas, and billions of bbls of oil.
Enough gas to supply Erozone with alternate to russian gaz.
Now where was i?
Oh right, Syria, well we have the definate possibility that the Turks may actually end up in Syria.
They have the military strength, as well.
Perhaps it would be good politics to get the Turks to play the intervening force on behalf of the UN, this would put muslims in the role of policing instead of the west.for a change.The UN could piece them off with northern Cyprus, and a slice of the resources.
It would be good to see somebody else draw the ire of the rest of the calip[hate|
Syria is one of the listed countries that were to be toppled and they are the next ones after Libya.
Whatever happens, this one thing is sure as god makes apples.
Assad is toast.
Syria will see regime change or it will suffer invasion by Turkey or the west.
Isreal will be in dire straights to deal with Turkeys naval escort within daays......

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