An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 16 February 2012
…or is there an odd resemblance?
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon accused the Syrian regime of committing “almost certain” crimes against humanity Thursday as activists reported fresh violence and the arrest of several prominent dissidents, including a U.S.-born blogger.
Speaking to reporters in Vienna, Ban demanded the Syrian regime stop using indiscriminate force against civilians caught up in fighting between government troops and President Bashar Assad’s opponents.
“We see neighborhoods shelled indiscriminately,” Ban told reporters in Vienna. “Hospitals used as torture centers. Children as young as ten years old jailed and abused. We see almost certain crimes against humanity.”
“Possible”? Gee…ya think? Of course, for the UN to admit to any possible ‘crimes against humanity’ in the Middles East, other than Israel of course, is practically a miracle! Of course, I’m sure, than once the oh so peaceful folks of al Qaeda step in, all with be well.
IMHO, Representative Allen West is one of the most honorable people we are lucky enough to have in Congress. I honestly wish there were more like him.
On the left, we have Shaina, aka Brat Jr, my granddaughter. On the right, we have Whitney, my niece. Excuse me, but when did I get old enough to be having a great grandson? And when did my little brother get old enough to have a granddaughter? *shakes head* Somehow, it just doesn’t seem possible! They are both due within a week or so of each other. Was there like, oh, I dunno…a solar flare or something that month? Sheesh! Well, at least the other 3 nieces, and my youngest granddaughter aren’t in the same condition. I think there would be a total family meltdown! Heh.
(Truth be told, I don’t think either of them have seen their feet while standing up since the onset of puberty. *snicker*)
What in the hell is wrong with this woman? We all know she’s a socialist. It came from her own mouth! We KNOW she’s got a few screws lose. We are very aware she wants to destroy the country, aiding and abetting her ‘messiah’ in the White House. Make Nancy Pelosi the next speaker? I don’t freakin’ think so! I guess she didn’t notice that Pelosi was a mini dictator, or perhaps that’s exactly what the Dems want? Dictators, stealing from the people to enrich themselves? Because that’s exactly what Congress does! It steals….’legally’. I could go on, but I’m already in a pissy mood! Suffice it to say, we need to do EVERYTHING we can to make these tools of the devil the smallest minority in BOTH houses, and remove the biggest tool from the White House! I’m thinking we need a big time exorcist! Hmmm….wonder where you find one? I kind of doubt they are listed in the Yellow Pages.
Fighting to the Death in Syria
Fifty-five explosions rocked the city of Homs, Syria, in the span of 15 minutes. Artillery and automatic gunfire pound neighborhoods. Snipers perch on rooftops, firing at civilians. Families crowd in makeshift basement shelters to avoid the violence, and the military is reportedly on a campaign to flatten every single neighborhood where opposition can be found. This is the state of play under Bashar al-Assad’s regime of terror, and those who stand against him have died by the thousands in an 11-month revolt against the government. Amid these horrid conditions, there are actions the United States can and should take to help bring aid to this suffering people.
The explicit details of the conditions in Homs come from the eyewitness account of CNN correspondent Arwa Damon, one of the few reporters in Syria. “You can just imagine the situation people are under,” she reports, “not just from a dangerous standpoint, but the psychological impact that this is having on these families, these civilians, who are stuck in these areas unable to get to safe ground or unable to get adequate medical treatment should they be hit in these attacks.” The violence has taken its toll. To date, the regime has killed more than 7,000 people, most of whom were unarmed demonstrators, has jailed more than 10,000, and “disappeared” thousands more. Yet opposition to Assad continues in the face of escalating attacks, with some indications that the military is losing ground as the army loses thousands of defectors.