Syria's Deadly Assault on Homs

Demonstrate: For a Human Rights Revolution MENA SyriaThe death toll continues to rise in Syria. Hundreds of largely unarmed people have reportedly been killed in the city of Homs alone. The crisis in Syria is escalating.

The world must do everything in its power to end the Assad regime’s violent crackdown. Instead, Russia, a country with influence over Syria, appears to be standing by while crimes against humanity are being committed.

We all need to demand that Russia put real pressure on Syrian authorities to end the military assault on Homs.

One week ago, Russia, together with China, vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria, crushing one of the last and best hopes of ending the violence that has claimed thousands of lives since March. The resolution — though watered-down — was the closest the global community had come to taking firm action toward ending the violence that has brought Syria to the brink of civil war.

While diplomats wrangled at UN headquarters over the weekend, the Syrian government unleashed a barrage of attacks in Homs. The attacks included the use of heavy weaponry such as tanks in residential areas and claimed hundreds of lives, killing more than a dozen children.

As the Assad regime’s strongest foreign backer, Russia is poised to play a central role in stopping the killing and preventing the bloodbath that will occur if fighting between the government and protesters continues unchecked. 

When Russia blocked the Security Council from taking meaningful action to stop the massive human rights violations in Syria, it stated that it has a better plan for resolving the crisis. But its veto has only served as a green light to the Assad regime to continue to use any means to crush the resistance.

That’s why we must keep the pressure on Russia to do all they can to end the crisis.

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10 thoughts on “Syria's Deadly Assault on Homs

  1. Amnesty has become a propaganda tool for corporate owned government.
    It has no credibility since it's shocking representation of events in Libya where it largely ignored or underplayed the targeting of black Africans by a brutal, NATO, CIA, MI5 group of Al CIAda mercenaries.
    An overwhelming majority of Libyans supported Muammar Qaddafi who gave his people rights & benefits we can only dream of & then stepped down from power.
    The same template is being used to destabilise Syria.
    Supplying arms, training & money to extremists mercenaries who will sell the people out & establish a Rothschild Bank Of International Settlements that will impose the creation of money by private banks to be loaned to the people AT INTEREST making them debt slaves just as we have become.
    Regarding Muammar Qaddafi, why did you pull the HEROES vote when he was winning?
    Shame on you. You are sell outs to all people of the world & you will be seen as such as truth is known…

  2. Humanati –

    I'll just respond to one of your points: the argument that Amnesty International "ignored or underplayed the targeting of black Africans" in Libya.

    This is incorrect, as you can see from the links below.

    Regards,
    Sanjeev Bery

    — Amnesty International Witnesses Abuse of Black Libyans in Tripoli; Fears for Safety of Detainees Held by Anti-Gaddafi Forces
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/amn

    Amnesty International said today it fears that people suspected of having fought for Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, in particular black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans, are increasingly at risk of abuse by anti-Gaddafi forces, after its representatives witnessed black Libyans being beaten and one dragged from a hospital bed in Tripoli on Monday.

    — New Libya ’stained’ by detainee abuse:
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/new-li

    Black Libyans – particularly from the Tawargha region, which was a base for al-Gaddafi forces in their efforts to regain control of Misratah – are also particularly vulnerable. Dozens of Tawarghans have been taken from their homes, checkpoints, and even hospitals.

    — Tawarghas must be protected from reprisals and arbitrary arrest in Libya
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/tawargha

    Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) must do more to protect black Libyans, Amnesty International said today, after allegations that members of the Tawargha tribe were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.

  3. Humanati –

    I'll just respond to one of your points: the argument that Amnesty International "ignored or underplayed the targeting of black Africans" in Libya.

    This is incorrect, as you can see from the links below.

    Regards,
    Sanjeev Bery

    — Amnesty International Witnesses Abuse of Black Libyans in Tripoli; Fears for Safety of Detainees Held by Anti-Gaddafi Forces
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/amn

    Amnesty International said today it fears that people suspected of having fought for Colonel Mu'ammar al-Gaddafi, in particular black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans, are increasingly at risk of abuse by anti-Gaddafi forces, after its representatives witnessed black Libyans being beaten and one dragged from a hospital bed in Tripoli on Monday.

    — New Libya ’stained’ by detainee abuse:
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/new-li

    Black Libyans – particularly from the Tawargha region, which was a base for al-Gaddafi forces in their efforts to regain control of Misratah – are also particularly vulnerable. Dozens of Tawarghans have been taken from their homes, checkpoints, and even hospitals.

    — Tawarghas must be protected from reprisals and arbitrary arrest in Libya
    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/tawargha

    Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) must do more to protect black Libyans, Amnesty International said today, after allegations that members of the Tawargha tribe were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.

  4. Amnesty has become a propaganda tool for corporate owned government.
    It has no credibility since it’s shocking representation of events in Libya where it largely ignored or underplayed the targeting of black Africans by a brutal, NATO, CIA, MI5 group of Al CIAda mercenaries.
    An overwhelming majority of Libyans supported Muammar Qaddafi who gave his people rights & benefits we can only dream of & then stepped down from power.
    The same template is being used to destabilise Syria.
    Supplying arms, training & money to extremists mercenaries who will sell the people out & establish a Rothschild Bank Of International Settlements that will impose the creation of money by private banks to be loaned to the people AT INTEREST making them debt slaves just as we have become.
    Regarding Muammar Qaddafi, why did you pull the HEROES vote when he was winning?
    Shame on you. You are sell outs to all people of the world & you will be seen as such as truth is known…

  5. Humanati -

    I’ll just respond to one of your points: the argument that Amnesty International “ignored or underplayed the targeting of black Africans” in Libya.

    This is incorrect, as you can see from the links below.

    Regards,
    Sanjeev Bery

    — Amnesty International Witnesses Abuse of Black Libyans in Tripoli; Fears for Safety of Detainees Held by Anti-Gaddafi Forces

    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/amnesty-international-witnesses-abuse-of-black-libyans-in-tripoli-fears-for-safety-of-detainees-held

    Amnesty International said today it fears that people suspected of having fought for Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, in particular black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans, are increasingly at risk of abuse by anti-Gaddafi forces, after its representatives witnessed black Libyans being beaten and one dragged from a hospital bed in Tripoli on Monday.

    — New Libya ’stained’ by detainee abuse:

    http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/new-libya-stained-by-detainee-abuse

    Black Libyans – particularly from the Tawargha region, which was a base for al-Gaddafi forces in their efforts to regain control of Misratah – are also particularly vulnerable. Dozens of Tawarghans have been taken from their homes, checkpoints, and even hospitals.

    — Tawarghas must be protected from reprisals and arbitrary arrest in Libya

    http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/tawarghas-must-be-protected-from-reprisals-and-arbitrary-arrest-in-libya

    Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) must do more to protect black Libyans, Amnesty International said today, after allegations that members of the Tawargha tribe were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.

  6. My points still stand.

    The links you have provided all underplay the targeting of black Africans & attempt to link the mass killings to a possible role in the Libyan armed forces.

    Black Africans were targeted regardless of their roles or jobs but because of their colour.

    You suggest Muammar Qadaffi was responsible for targeting civilians but there is no evidence for this & overwhelming & demonstrable proof the NATO & their Al CIAda rent boys did by levelling Sirte & laying siege to any city that attempted to protect their families & fight for their country.

    …& please, tell me about the Heroes competition winner? Who was it & why was it finished a month earlier than planned? Has the winner been announced yet?

    Keep telling yourself whatever you want Sanjeev. You're either in denial, a liar or a fool mate.

    Happily, looking at the lack of activity on this website, it seems other people are realising what your organisation is about.

    Controlled opposition anyone?

  7. My points still stand.

    The links you have provided all underplay the targeting of black Africans & attempt to link the mass killings to a possible role in the Libyan armed forces.

    Black Africans were targeted regardless of their roles or jobs but because of their colour.

    You suggest Muammar Qadaffi was responsible for targeting civilians but there is no evidence for this & overwhelming & demonstrable proof the NATO & their Al CIAda rent boys did by levelling Sirte & laying siege to any city that attempted to protect their families & fight for their country.

    …& please, tell me about the Heroes competition winner? Who was it & why was it finished a month earlier than planned? Has the winner been announced yet?

    Keep telling yourself whatever you want Sanjeev. You’re either in denial, a liar or a fool mate.

    Happily, looking at the lack of activity on this website, it seems other people are realising what your organisation is about.

    Controlled opposition anyone?