So let me get this right? we went into Libya to protect their people from Ghadaffi yet 1,400 people in Syria have been killed since March by the Bashar al-Assad and the Baath Party yet we are doing nothing? Don’t get me wrong, I dont think we have any business being in any of these conflicts but I struggle with the inconsistencies…I know Obama’s BFF, Sarkozy convinced him to do an end around the congress (and thus the Constitution) to get us into Libya but why aren’t we protecting the people in Syria? Is it because of the strategic CRUDE OIL relationship that Libya has with Italy and Europe(30% and 85% respectively) and the fact that Italy is on the verge of getting taken down in the sovereign debt crisis? No one stands to lose more then France and their banking system who have close to a Trillion dollars in exposure to Italy ….and that brings me back to Syria??? only thing they got going for them is their hate of ISRAEL. which I guess seems like a good enough reason with Obama’s anti-Israel foreign policy to not get involved. I mean why not kill 2 birds with one stone, help the people, help Israel…
Reuters) – Syrian security forces shot dead at least 12 protesters on Friday as hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country in the biggest protests so far against President Bashar al-Assad.
Assad, facing the greatest challenge to 40 years of Baath Party rule, has sought to crush demonstrations. But although rights groups say some 1,400 civilians have been killed since March, the protests have continued unabated and swelled in size.
“These are the biggest demonstrations so far. It is a clear challenge to the authorities, especially when we see all these numbers coming out from Damascus for the first time,” said Rami Abdelrahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.