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We can't cope with Syria war - Red Cross

2012-11-08 15:00

Geneva — The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says that it can't cope with the worsening civil war in Syria.

Peter Maurer says that despite an increase in the scope of the organisation's operations "we can't cope with a worsening of the situation".

The civil war in Syria has killed more than 36 000 people since an uprising against the Syrian regime began in March 2011

Maurer said on Thursday "there is no doubt that the seriousness of the crisis is deepening every day. This trend has been uninterrupted since summer".

He also said there has been no "major progress" on gaining better access to prisoners.

Comments
  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-08 15:19

    Tell that to Dave, the Viceroy of Britain, who wants to lift a weapons embargo in Syria by sending more arms to the terrorists and escalate hostilities. A bad peace is better than a good war!

      danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-08 17:14

      Fidel you are a chop, the terrorists you are talking about are trying to overthrow a tyran.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 20:53

      There's a difference between a war-monguer and a warrior, Patrick. In any event, what does Netanyahu have to do with Syria? Nothing.

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-11-08 15:54

    Say thanks to those in the West who only see a leader they want removed at all costs..it is their intransigence that has caused this mess..this tragedy!!

      derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-11-08 16:46

      Yeah Africa, like the people of Iraq, and Libya and Afganistan all wanted their tyrants removed as well and are now soooo much better off thanks to their saviours in the West.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 20:56

      Yeah right. Talk about being blind and dumb. It's scary how you see things. You are not safe. You better change and change soon, or your young family will be in grave danger. Instead of seeing the real threat for what it is, you overlook it and see a threat where none exists. Very dangerous.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 20:57

      Derek, what are you talking about? When did the West "save" Africa?

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 21:00

      Patrick, the overwhelming majority of the countries in Earth have decided Assad is illegitimate and must step down. Rightly so. The US has done virtually nothing to help the Syrian people free themselves. Everyone knows this. Sad that you are still blinding yourself to the obvious and true reality.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 21:49

      That's only your opinion. The legitimate government of Syria? Sad that you would want to be governed by a brutal, unelected dictator who would kill you and your family just because you want to vote. I suppose you enjoyed Apartheid. The overwhelming majority of the countries on Earth have decided that Assad is an illegitimate leader and must step down. Syria is a sovereign state run by an illegitimate unelected regime. It's sad that you would want to blind yourself and make yourself out to be a fool.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-08 17:13

    So when will one of these "Aid Flotillas" make its way to the port of Latakia??? the Syrian navy will welcome it with open safeties...

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-08 18:11

      When Syria has been cleansed of Gulf sponsored Wahhabi and Salafist terrorists!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 20:38

      Fidel, any "cleansing" of human beings, whoever they are, is genocidal.

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-08 20:36

    There's a difference between a war-monguer and a warrior, Patrick. In any event, what does Netanyahu have to do with Syria? Nothing..

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