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UN: Syria in a state of civil war

2011-12-01 20:10

Geneva - The UN's top human rights official says Syria is now in a state of civil war with more than 4 000 people killed.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Thursday the increasing number of army defectors taking up arms against the regime has pushed the country over the edge and into a civil war.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has been trying to crush an 8-month-old revolt against his autocratic rule.

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  • Fidel - 2011-12-01 20:20

    No doubt that some US alphabet-agency outfit has their hand somewhere, festering around the inside of the backside, of this so-called spontaneous revolution.

      Ryan - 2011-12-01 20:43

      of course, because there was nothing wrong with the Syria political situation and the people of Syria obviously enjoy living under a dictator and having no democracy. oh, and Fidel, unless youre living in cuba, myanmar, syria or one of the other few dictatorships still around (and enjoying that experience !), then you are a two-faced hypocrite.

      Fidel - 2011-12-01 20:52

      The most stable changes to nations seems to come from within, foreign interference is rarely welcome. It's human nature for citizens to want the freedoms we have, but they have to fight for it themselves, and it might cost blood, but when that freedom finally comes it will be much more solid, stable and secure than if it was 'forced' on them.

  • Ryan - 2011-12-01 20:37

    this Assad is eventually gona get hung from a lamp post. he just doesnt know it yet

      Dan - 2011-12-02 01:23

      Assad is going to see his gat

  • Michael - 2011-12-02 19:11

    The UK and the US have recently murdered / killed / tortured / over 500,000 people. From Iraq to Lybia. Bush, Blair and their henchmen are guilty of genocide. Why is the world so quiet regarding these atrocities.

      Anwar - 2011-12-05 14:56

      these people on the Committee ORDERED President Wilson to go to war against Germany in the First World War; this Committee ordered Roosevelt to engineer the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with the object of getting the United States into the Second World War. These people, this Committee, ordered this nation to war in Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The plain truth is that the United States has fought in 5 wars this century for and on behalf of the infamous Committee of 300. It seems that, apart from just a few, no-one has stopped to ask, "WHY ARE WE FIGHTING THESE WARS?" The big drum of "patriotism," martial-music and waving flags and yellow-ribbons, it seems, caused a great nation to become bereft of its senses http://www.stkpula.hr/dragotadic/dodaci/knjige/committee_300.pdf

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