Iran’s umbilical cord to Syria is nauseatingly obvious when UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan has to go to Tehran to gain support for his faltering ceasefire plan. Yet for the Boston Globe to report “the visit is to stop the country’s slide into civil war” is a boldface lie. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux has also downplayed Syria’s bloodshed against its own people by framing the military-ordered murders and executions of nearly 10,000 Syrians by stating:
“…Syria is on the brink of civil war.”
How many people do you know who can order the murders of 10,000 and have ANY say on when they’re going to call off their hired guns? Um, I can’t think of one. In fact, if you’re stateside right now and have watched CNN the last day or so you’ve likely seen more than you want of the upcoming parole hearing for convicted psycho Charles Manson adorned with a behind-the-bars swastika carved into his forehead. He’s been in the pokey for 44 years for ordering the murders of 9 people. As far as I know, he didn’t get the luxury of agreeing to stop the killing before submitting to authorities. While its clear Manson must remain behind bars what’s not clear is why the UN feels that time is on Assad’s side to step up the killing.
Annan isn’t doing Syrians any favor by stating:
“…any further militarization of the conflict would be disastrous.”
The Boston Globe goes on to say, “Iran is one of Syria’s most powerful allies.” Actually Iran is a state supporter of terrorism and has supplied Syria with weapons and possibly manpower to continue mowing down their own people. It’s the constant sugarcoating of the facts that leaves readers and bloggers alike thoroughly disgusted with the read-between-the-lines news coverage.
Clearly the US and other countries are skeptical about Assad’s ability to comply because his regime has not only issued a number of egregious lies about retreating; they’ve fast-forwarded the killing. His official has even tacked on a disclaimer to kill more by stating they are ready to “…repulse any aggression.” Whatever. Obviously, Assad and his officials are living in a bubble and don’t consider themselves the aggressors. Assad is smart enough to know corpses can’t fire back and oust him.
In fact, Syria’s state run news agency SANA is about factual as Iran’s Fars News Agency. A defense official of Syria’s army said yesterday on SANA that Syria’s army successfully fought off “armed terrorist groups.” Calling civilians fighting for their lives “armed terrorists” is about as low as you can get. Luckily (though not for the victims and their families), some media outlets like CBS above and CNN have captured the result of some of the mass executions which prove otherwise.
The problem lies with the vitriolic and useless UN, and the fact it ruled out military intervention like what was used to bring down Libya’s President Muammar Gadhafi. Without military intervention, it’s unlikely Assad will stop killing until he feels he has won. At that point, Syria will be a vast wasteland of rubble and corpses. And the UN will live up to its other moniker, Unnecessary Nonsense.