Syria has finally crossed the line, has Bashar Al Assad played his last card. Syrian diplomats are being expelled from their host nations all around the world today following the recent reporting of the latest atrocities being committed in his name. The United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands all gave the Syrians the boot as a response to the killings Friday in Houla, a collection of farming villages in Syria's Homs province.
This latest atrocity was committed by Syrian security forces by shooting men, women and children in their homes. According to a UN report issued Tuesday 49 children and 34 women were among the 108 people murdered by the Shabiha a group of mercenary murders working for the Assad regime.
Survivors that witnessed the massacre reported to UN observers that after a anti-government demonstration in the village of Taldaw artillery fire rained down upon the aria followed by the Shabiha that came through breaking into homes stabbing children and murdering men and woman execution style.
The UN observers reported seeing bodies stacked like cord wood in the streets. Some of the dead showed signs of being killed by artillery but others like the children had gaping open knife wounds, still others appeared to have been shot at close range, some of the bodies were even dismembered. The UN is pegging the body count in Syria at about 9,000 but the US department of Defense estimates the death tole at somewhere close to 20,000.
So who is going to come out and say that Assad is a genocidal maniac committing crimes against humanity. Is their a National Leader anywhere in the world that will denounce this madman and call for his head on a stick. It has been said that arming the citizens of Syria will escalate the conflict into a civil war. But Syria has gone way beyond that the world is witnessing a government that is slaughtering it's inhabitants that are unable to defend themselves.
According to the state-run news agency, SANA, Assad blamed terrorists and weapons smugglers for Gutting the latest UN peace plan. The regime denies there is any popular will behind the country's uprising, saying foreign extremists and terrorists are driving the unrest.
Obviously the UN has proven once again to be a feckless do-nothing body of underachievers. It is time for the Arab League and the Turks to step up and take on a security role in Syria. If the League,Turks or the UN refuse to get blood on their hands then a private force such as the Armor Group or Blackwater could do the job with out prejudice or politics.