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Monday, August 29, 2011

'It is troubling that he has not kept his word'

Just how naive is UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon?
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the convoy entered Hit, two kilometers (1.2 miles) from the border with Lebanon, early Monday morning.

"There has been high intensity gunfire since 9:00 am (0600 GMT)," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP by telephone.

Earlier this month UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad told him in a telephone conversation that he had halted military operations against protesters.

But the UN chief a week ago said Assad had failed to keep his promise.

"It is troubling that he has not kept his word," Ban told reporters, as he highlighted that Assad had vowed during a telephone conversation to halt operations by military and security forces.

"This is what he clearly told me when I had telephone talks with him," Ban said.

"Many world leaders have been speaking to him to halt immediately military operations, killing his own people. He should do that," Ban said.
I'm sure Assad has pangs of guilt....

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At 2:59 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Well, they want to "believe" him because that is how they can claim that they have created "peace"... then they can stay on their comfy couch watching CNN and feeling like they matter in the world and not have to actually do anything to stop the slaughter. I saw this for two decades in the U.S. where, after a decade of Clinton doing diddly re Sudan, the leftists had the children write letters to Bush blasting him (in support of Democrat Party politics) for all the dead people. It turns out that it took the Cowboy President to actually accomplish *anything* that might actually change the dynamic in Sudan. If you haven't yet, read Churchill's "River War" about Sudan in 1898. People who actually advocate stopping slaughters like what is going on in Syria and actually go do something are labeled "imperialists" and "colonialists"...

At 4:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Hilarious! The moron ki Moon's response reminds me of the view attributed to Chamberlain on his deathbed: "if Hitler had not lied to me, that would be peace."

In what world does ki Moon believe Assad would ever keep his word? I'm sure the Syrian dictator is troubled about it!


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