As the Assads and
their militias continue to kill with impunity, irrespective of the presence of UN
monitors, it’s about time world leaders began consulting their own conscience for
guidance on what needs to be done. For now, their inaction speaks louder than
their words of support and condemnation. Moral support is greatly appreciated
when it comes from a former President, but for those currently in office, only their
actions carry any meaning.
Wednesday May 16, 2012
Death toll: 35
including 20 in Shammas Neighborhood in Homs City. Meanwhile, the pounding of
the nearby town of Rastan continues in preparation for an invasion expected to
take place within the next 48 hours.
On Tuesday, Assad death
squads perpetrated a massacre in the town of Khan Shaikhoon, in which 28 locals
were killed. The massacre took place even as a team of UN monitors led by
Robert Mood was in town.
Other attacks on Tuesday
left 10 dead in Homs City, 6 in Tartous, 6 in Rural Damascus, 6 in Hama, 6 in
Deir Ezzor, 2 in Daraa and 1 in Quneitrah.