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UN peacekeeping envoy calls Syria conflict a civil war

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posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 12:26 PM
link's official. We all knew it was only a matter of time. How long will it be until the U.S. starts the bombing campaign?

U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says the conflict in Syria is now a civil war, Reuters reports.

The comments come after reports that the Syrian government has lost "large chunks of territory" in some cities.

The U.N. also reported members of its observer team in Syria were attacked by angry crowds as they tried to reach an embattled mountain village near President Bashar Assad's hometown. The vehicles also were later shot at.

Annan says the attacks against the observers Tuesday were deliberate, Reuters reports.

None of the observers were injured.

Syrian Civil War

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 12:28 PM
US: Russia sending Syria attack helicopters

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime and is warning about a dramatic escalation in the Arab country's 15-month conflict.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the delivery represents the "latest information." She says the U.S. is concerned as the helicopters "will escalate the conflict quite dramatically."

She is calling instead for Moscow to help the U.S. push forward a political transition plan for Syria.


posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 12:35 PM
oh boy an other Korea Nam war with us US in the middle, do nothing we are weak, do something and we are war mongers, let them fight it out Syria wants peace learn how to fight, we had our civil war and we are now the USA, not the worlds police force.

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 02:45 PM
well things just got hot in Syria form the post

it seems it is full blown civil war now form the link

Syria is now in a full-scale civil war, UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday, as UN observers reported they were fired on as they tried to enter a town feared to be the focus of a new massacre.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Washington would find it hard to support the extension of the observer mission beyond next month if the government of President Bahar al-Assad's regime continued to show "contempt" for a UN-backed ceasefire that was supposed to go into effect from April 12.
not good by any means, lets hope we the US have had enough of civil wars, supply arms yes... troops no, let them fight it out

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 03:49 PM
reply to post by uesvaje

Stop trolling it.

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 08:59 PM
Worrying. Very worrying. No easy "outs" now - we either sit back and watch a terrible civil war unfold with thousands of people dying and the potential for it to spill over into neighboring countries and destabilize the entire region.......or try and do something about it and all the potential problems that brings. Either way, this won't be pretty

edit on 12-6-2012 by Curio because: Typo

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 09:07 PM
i've got an idea,, u can have Syria,, if u pull out of the U.S.of A.

that would be Hillary,, or at least should be.

Think of it as Russian Soldier Vacation Paradice,, for a while

if thats ok with Israel.

posted on Jun, 12 2012 @ 10:03 PM
I find it interesting that since the begining of this conflict people have been saying "how long till the US starts the bombing campagin?" Yet here we are 15 months later and no bombs have dropped. Has anyone here considered that maybe the US does not want to spend time, many, and most probably lives, to try help the people of Syria, even though it would most likely result in even more causualties.

Unless the slaughter becomes to bad to ignore, do not expect any member of the international community to do anything, and moreover do not expect any kind of peacekeeping operation or military intervention without the full consent of the UN Security Council.

posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 12:27 AM
reply to post by SpeachM1litant
LOL your kidding right "peacekeeping operation or military intervention without the full consent of the UN Security Council." what will can they do?? sit and talk or run when when the shooting starts, that is all they are good for oh and imposing sanctions that do nothing but waist paper.

posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:55 AM
reply to post by bekod

Look another idiot. Consider the fact that following the US, the UN has the most troops deployed under their mandate, in countries including the Congo, Ivory Cost, South Sudan (+ Darfur), Cyrpus and areas of South East Asia. Consider the fact that they halt violent riots in tiny, obscure Pacific Island nations you have never head about. Consider the fact, while being underfunded and underequpied by members of the international community (most troops come from developing countries like India and Pakistan) they do alot in ensuring that widespread genocide dosen't occur in areas such as Darfur (despite the fact many are still dying).

They are not perfect. Hey it is pretty hard to stop violence if you do not know where an when it is going to occur before hand and when you are serverly underfunded and under equpied. None-the-less, the positive aspect of the UN is rarely reported, such as food aid provided all over the world. I'm sure if they didn't exist there would be alot more death and murded. Not saying that is perfect, far from it, but I am saying that you don't know what the hell you are talking about, like most idiots.

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