An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A French photojournalist and an American working for a British newspaper were killed Wednesday by Syrian government shelling of the opposition stronghold of Homs, France’s government said.
Activists said at least two other Western journalists were injured in barrages that claimed at least 19 lives.
We all know that Assad, Nancy Pelosi’s buddy, is a dictator, and should be removed. Actually, any and ALL dick-taters should be removed. But here’s a real important question: What will fill that void left by the removal of said bad guy? Cuz “nature abhors a vacuum“.
In Paris, French government spokeswoman Valerie Pecresse said those killed were French photojournalist Remi Ochlik and American veteran war reporter Marie Colvin, who was working for Britain’s Sunday Times. France’s Foreign Minister, Alain Juppe, said the attacks show the “increasingly intolerable repression” by Syrian forces.
Such beings do not like having their power to control taken away, so they will kill anyone in their way, including journalists, no matter from where they hail. Silencing the truth is the first step of any would be dick-tater.
The Obama administration opened the door slightly Tuesday to international military assistance for Syria’s rebels, with officials saying new tactics may have to be explored if President Bashar Assad continues to defy pressure to halt a brutal crackdown on dissenters that has raged for 11 months and killed thousands.
IF…and that’s a big IF….the ‘rebels’ were actually fighting to overthrow Assad’s regime in the quest for freedom, I could actually see a bit of help going to those who are fighting and dying for liberty.
The White House and State Department said they still hope for a political solution. But faced with the daily onslaught by the Assad regime against Syrian civilians, officials dropped the administration’s previous strident opposition to arming anti-regime forces. It remained unclear, though, what, if any, role the U.S. might play in providing such aid.
But here’s the problem with that idea: “Elements of al-Qaeda’s affiliates in Iraq have been moving into Syria to distribute weapons to the opposition and to carry out attacks against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to U.S. and Iraqi officials.” (source) Now, I don’t know about y’all, but I have a HUGE problem with the U.S. gubmint aiding and abetting terrorists. And that’s what they are y’know. Terrorists! For the purpose of creating terror in the lives of the innocent, typically NON muslim, but also those who aren’t ‘muslim enough’.
(Pssst! CAIR! The TRUTH ain’t hate! Jack wagons!)