Topic: Protests in Syria
MOSCOW, April 7 (RIA Novosti)
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- Russia Welcomes UN Security Council Statement on Syria
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- Russian Ship to Hold Drills Off Syria
- Syrian Opposition to Visit Moscow on April 17
Syrian opposition on Saturday announced that 110 people died as a result of shelling peaceful settlements, CNN reported quoting Local Coordination Committees.
Government forces targeted the regions of Aleppo, Hama, Homs and other settlements three days before a deadline for government forces to withdraw from cities.
According to opposition, government forces attacked villages and farms. Many homes in the attacked areas are destroyed; the residents many of whom are wounded forced to seek shelters.
More than 9,000 people have been killed in Syria since the breakout of a popular uprising against Assad in March 2011, the UN has estimated. The Syrian authorities blame the unrest on “armed terrorist gangs” affiliated with al-Qaeda.
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- free_mind50(no title)04:49, 08/04/2012If the western world cared about the Syrians then they would not have armed them to inflict bloodshed upon their countrymen, as blood
shed brings more blood shed and retaliation. If The opposition really cared about a solution
to the current crisis then they would have not taken up arms and inflicted bloodshed upon their countrymen,after all what are they offering the whole of Syria? Revolution and bloodshed, this
does not sit will with the collective populace of Syria.
If the result of this whole scenario is to bring Syria to its knees, then no upstanding Syrian would accept that, as this would be an attack
on the dignity and identity of Syria on the world stage.
Is this what the opposition is offering the whole of Syria? If so they have failed.
The solution to this crisis is one of a negotiated settlement, where Syria regains its stability on the regional and world stage,and right now the opposition cannot offer this as they have no written legal guarantees from their sponsors, as is the case in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. The whole of Syria knows this and that is why the opposition will fail.
The country will eventually coalesce around the government as a matter of principle to save Syria from balkanization.
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