Massacres in Syria; Turkey Disappointed, US Appalled, Others Silent
|Wednesday, August 3,2011 10:17|
Freedom and Justice Party leader, Dr. Gamal Heshmat was adamant as he slammed the Syrian government for its repulsive military operation against its own people.
Syrians have been protesting since mid-March in an attempt to oust Assad's brutal and corrupt regime. Their efforts have resulted in the deaths of more than 1,640 civilians with more than 25,000 people arrested and thousands still missing.
The International community has voiced its 'disapproval' of the murder of countless civilians, but as yet, has done nothing to help rectify the problem and protect civilians.
International and Arab silence as the massacres continue reinforces the idea that the people of the Middle East are right in taking matters into their own hands.
The day before the month of Ramadan nearly 140 people were killed at the hands of Syrian forces in Hama, the site of the 1980s crackdown by the Syrian regime. Half a million people had rallied after Friday prayers responding to a cleric who told worshippers that the regime must go.
Assad has been warned by the west that he faces sanctions against his regime if the violence persists, however, the bloody attacks continue.
Not wanting to lose Turkey's support, Assad insists that the trouble in Syria is thework of terrorist groups Unconvinced, Turkey will be indirectly making its stance in the way it responds to refugees flooding over the border.