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Old 06-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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Arrow Syria uprising/Thousands Slaughtered

Syria Regime slaughtering its own citizens...Like Father like son

The death toll in the Syrian uprising has soared to at least 3,500 people, the United Nations said, the result of a military crackdown that has bloodied city after city but failed to crush the 8-month-old revolt against President Bashar Assad's regime.

Syria occupies a vital strategic position in the Middle East, serving as Iran's only Arab ally and providing a supply route for Hizbollah in Lebanon. This means that the stakes in the current crisis are exceptionally high, says Jonathan Eyal, head of international security studies at the Royal United Services Institute. Breaking the alliance between Syria and Iran is a "crucial strategic objective" for the leading Arab powers, he added. "They cannot now allow Assad to triumph as that would be seen as a victory for Iran," said Mr Eyal.

Clearly there is a tragedy unfolding in that country....

Russia and China are protecting a regime that is killing thousands of people. We find their position incomprehensible and inexcusable.

Homs is under heavy artillery assault in what has been described as the fiercest attack during the 11-month uprising. ...thousands killed..
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