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World Condemnation over fresh violence in Syria

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Agencies- The fresh atrocities in al-Treimseh village near Hama in Syria had certainly dashed hopes, if there remained any, for a peaceful outcome in the near term. Under an international plan drafted by Annan, President Bashar al-Assad and the opposition were to name representatives who would hammer out plans for a transitional government.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned what his monitors on the ground had seen as an "indiscriminate" bombardment that included rocket-firing helicopters of al-Treimseh in rebellious Hama province, and he questioned President al-Assad's commitment to a U.N.-sponsored peace plan for Syria.



Ban also considered al-Treimseh massacre is "a clear violation" of joint special envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan, Security Council resolutions and international law.

"I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the indiscriminate use of heavy artillery and shelling of populated areas, including by firing from helicopters," Ban said in a statement.



"These acts of violence are a clear violation of the six-point plan, Security Council resolutions 2042 and 2043, and international law. They also cast serious doubts on President al-Assad's recent expression of commitment to the peace plan in his meeting with the Joint Special Envoy."



In Damascus, Major General Robert Mood, chief of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), confirmed that there was a continuous fighting with the use of mechanized units and helicopters in al-Treimseh overnight Thursday.



In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced "outrage" on Friday over the mass killings, reiterating a call for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down for a political transition in his country.



"Credible reports indicate that this unconscionable act was carried out by artillery, tanks and helicopters -- indisputable evidence that the regime deliberately murdered innocent civilians," she said.



"Syria cannot be peaceful, stable or democratic until al-Assad goes and a political transition begins," Clinton said, calling for an "immediate" ceasefire in Hama to allow UN observers to enter al-Traimseh.



For his part, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin Friday strongly condemned the massacre of "innocent civilians," urging concerned Syrian parties to continue supporting Annan's mediation efforts and seriously implementing his six-point plan.



In Moscow, Russia condemned the mass killing and pressed for a thorough probe into the tragedy.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Russia believed such carnage would only benefit those who are "not seeking peace but are persistently trying to sow seeds of inter-religious enmity and civil conflict," and those who "do not care about Syrian people's grief and sufferings."



Also on Friday, UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan said he was shocked and appalled by the massacre, adding that UN observers were ready to investigate the killings.

“I condemn these atrocities in the strongest possible terms,” Annan said.



"It is desperately urgent that this violence and brutality stops and more important than ever that governments with influence exert it more effectively to ensure that the violence ends immediately," Annan said in a statement.



But at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S. diplomats and their Western allies continued Friday to run up against a refusal on the part of Russia to lift its veto on harsher sanctions or any steps Moscow views as imposing "regime change" in Damascus.



Syria has been wracked by bombings and violence against civilians since March 2011, when anti-government protests began.


Damascus blames “outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, asserting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.

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Follow the money, not the words
Rajeev Rawat            7/14/2012 8:41:44 PM
Journalists need to uncover motivation and intention behind the words. Are the words in return for money, benefits? Why a sudden jump in killings after Egypt's revolution? Go beyond the surface.
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Changing Times
kandiman            7/14/2012 7:29:13 PM
The title "United Nations" is no longer applicable. How long has it been since these nations have been united? People are dying in Syria and all the representatives have to say is how shameful it is for the Syrian government to kill their own citizens and how wrong that is. Kick Russia and China out of the UN or override their vetos. They are against the West and will always do what is best for their own benefit. It's almost a total slaughter in Syria and each day that the UN or strong nations delay aiding these helpless people is another day that all the diplomats will look in the mirror and be ashamed at what they see. Help the Syrian people NOW, don't let the killings continue.
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The World is a Farse
alert1            7/14/2012 5:19:11 PM
The people of our governments have stood by AS humans are being slaughtered, you are worthless as governments and will be remembered as such.
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Assad
J. L Lee            7/14/2012 3:45:29 PM
What are you waiting for? Someone must be able to get to him and finish it!
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One planned chain of events
Wavettore            7/14/2012 11:26:49 AM
First in history, this worldwide crisis was provoked through a terror event (9/11) plotted by a US president, George Bush. This was to destabilize the equilibrium of all Countries and trigger a chain of events almost unavoidable all of them part of the same Plan.Many simultaneous rebellions stirred up in Arab Countries will benefit in the end only the State of Israel with the expansion of its territory while... in Europe and in the US, the financial resources "like magic" will disappear through bailouts, tax cuts and elaborated emergency maneuvers which will be ruled only to appear beneficial for those Countries but instead are appositely designed for their collapse (except for England that will push Europe over the precipice). It is closer than you think Massive poverty will bring chaos and anarchy while the lack of effective governments will set the stage for one World Tyranny There is only one Solution
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