Friday, August 05, 2011

Clinton Condemns Bashar

After a week of brutality from the government offensive in Hama, tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Syria. Activists say that at least 45 have been killed by a tank assault. President Bashar al-Assad has kept Hama under siege in attempt to quash rebel endeavours.

The stubborn oppression has left Hama isolated. Internet and electricity have also been cut.
Some say hundreds of people have been killed, but this cannot be verified as journalists are forbidden from entering the country.

The violence has not gone unnoticed. Hilary Clinton, US Secretary of State, stated that al-Assad has ‘lost his legitimacy to govern’. This is regardless of the fact that the US has previously stated that al-Assad can survive the uprising if he reformed and appeased the people.

Furthermore, the Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, expressed ‘enormous concern’ over the situation in Syria. Russia has been a longstanding ally of Syria.

President Obama’s spokesman, Jay Carney, also said that Syria would be a ‘better place’ without their current President.

As countries around the world begin to confirm their condemnation of the government action in Syria, it becomes increasingly certain that al-Assad’s continuing time in power hangs by a thread.

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