Saturday, June 18, 2011

Syria And Obama

When I wrote that Gaddafi's fall from power soon was a no-brainer, I might have had been premature in my comment. Gaddafi is still around.

This may be because unlike Bush's shock and awe, Nato's sorties are desultory and somewhat half-hearted. You cannot win easily with one hand tied behind your back.

What happens in Syria now is worse. The Bashar regime openly sends tanks to shoot its own people who are calling for their president to resign.

It is estimated that more than a thousand Syrians have been killed since the Syrian uprising. But nobody knows exactly how many people have died.

Still, despite the cruel crackdown on protesters and clear threats to their lives, Syrians are by and large uncowed and are still coming out in numbers to protest. This shows how much the Syrian people are against the Assad regime and want change.

No country is justified when it calls upon its troops to kill its own people whatever the reasons. But all that America has done other than imposing some ineffective sanctions is to say that the Bashar Assad regime has lost all legitimacy to rule.

And after the regime's fierce retaliation against its own people following its claim that 200 of its soldiers were themselves ambushed and killed by protesters, which caused many Syrians to seek refuge in Turkey, all that the Obama administration could do was to say that Bashar Assad was responsible for causing a humanitarian crisis or something to this effect.

Strong leadership from the Obama administration.

Very nice.

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