Assad your time is up – call it a day!
06 December 2011
(This article was first published at Kimberly Jones’ blog – The Global Attitude)
Apparently Assad isn’t smart enough to learn from the Dictator experience in North Africa. Just in case you are taking a look at this blog post, here is a newsflash for you Bashar :
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Hosni Mubarak was overthrown and currently is in on trial for crimes against the people. Losing his dictatorship made him so ill, he is now attending court on a gernie. The Egyptian military was left in power temporarily , but it seems they forgot they were a temporary solutions. The people took to Tahrir square and protested in front of the world through the eyes of the media. With the military taking to some very underhanded and hateful tactics to put down the protesters, military leaders were forced to quickly move to elections. The Muslim Brotherhood was standing in the wings waiting to step in and they are easily projected to win the election.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted through revolution of the people. He was replaced by interim President Fouad Mebazaa “indicating a willingness to work with Tunisians across the political spectrum and within civil society to build a truly representative government.” Tunisia recently had successful elections with the Enhada Moderate Islamic Party winning the election.
Muammar Gaddafi deposed and killed during Freedom Revolution by the Libyan people. The National Transitional Council was established as an interim ruling council pending elections planned to take place in eight months. Libya is struggling to recover from the “mentality” that Gaddafi left in Libya, but they are working very hard every day to overcome. Libyans are determined to come out on top! The NTC has appointed some very capable interim Ministers who have an opportunity to start rebuilding, restructuring and healing Libya. They have a lot to face but the people are motivated.
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And then there is Bashar Assad:
Assad has made a real fool of himself in this situation. His people are begging for outside help while at the same time they are dying at horrific numbers. The UN estimates 4,000 Syrians have died as a direct result of the Syrian War. The most unbelievable of all is since the Syrian War has started is the 307 children that have died thus far. I was trying to think of a word to describe the intentional killing of children. As it has been said Assad has been targeting children as a tactic, the only word that came to me was DESPICABLE ! This is a despicable man … he is a calculated killer … a man who has lost his marbles !
No one should really be surprised that the ICC has issued two arrest warrant for Mr. Al Bashir. The first arrest warrant is for three counts of genocide committed against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups, that include: genocide by killing, genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm and genocide by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction. This second arrest warrant does not replace or revoke the first warrant against al-Bashir , issued on 4 March, 2009. In that warrant, the Chamber considered “that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr Al-Bashir is criminally responsible for five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape) and two counts for war crimes (intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking direct part in hostilities, and pillaging).”
I think it is sad that no one feels that they can intervene on behalf of the Syrian people with more than words or sanctions. However, I was glad to see the Arab League has finally put some muscle behind their rhetoric which might finally get Assad’s attention, however, I highly doubt it. I still believe he has lost his marbles. He is definitely a mass murderer. The question is … is he truly insane or just a poor excuse for a human being?
If Assad doesn’t CALL IT A DAY RIGHT NOW how will Syria have the opportunity and stamina to survive? And if they do, what is the legacy that Syrians will be left with?
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