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102 die on Tuesday, opposition says, including 50 in Homs
As the total death toll in Syria climbed past 7,500, according to U.N. estimates
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I'd seen this too and thought to myself...7,500 people over 11 months of active conflict. Well... They're off to a good start, but they still don't hold a candle to the loss rates and death tolls of Iraq. It'll take the West to intervene for those numbers to rise to the level of a good and proper disaster and nightmare to the civilian population.
It's just a horrible situation now. Disaster will come soon enough. Real soon by the talk in the UN and Washington.
Free Syrian Army 'received arms from West'
Speaking to reporters in the city of Al-Qusair, a Free Syrian Army general claims that the militia group has received arms from French and American sources.
Clinton: Arming Syrian rebels could help al Qaeda
Clinton: Too many concerns over arming Syrians
Red Cross delivers aid to battered Syrian city
"What are we going to arm them with and against what? We're not going to bring tanks over the borders of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan," Clinton said.
Another administration concern is that weapons might go to al Qaeda.
"We know al Qaeda [leader Ayman al-] Zawahiri is supporting the opposition in Syria. Are we supporting al Qaeda in Syria? Hamas is now supporting the opposition. Are we supporting Hamas in Syria?" Clinton said. "If you're a military planner or if you're a secretary of state and you're trying to figure out do you have the elements of an opposition that is actually viable, that we don't see. We see immense human suffering that is heartbreaking."
Turkmani has family in the embattled city of Homs. She’s an academic based in London, and she’s also a member of another Syrian opposition group, called “Building the Syrian State.”
She’s opposed to any foreign intervention. “How is it going to work” she asks, “how are the shells going to fall particularly on the tanks of the regime without losing many more people, many more innocent civilians.”
Turkmani also told anchor Lisa Mullins that she objected to Syrians taking up arms. “I am opposition to my bones,” she says, but “we are taking the wrong road” by taking up arms. It just gives the regime “an excuse to kill more civilians.”
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Why is 7,500 unbelievable? Assad's own father put down a revolt, mainly in homs no less, and 40,000 people died..