NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Syria's government is "approaching collapse" and urges President Bashar al-Assad to stop fighting and accommodate a political transfer of power.
Those comments came as a debate was ranging about the use of scud missiles in Syria.
A U.S. official said American military satellites picked up and confirmed the infrared signature of four short-range Scud missiles launched from the Damascus area to northern Syria in the past several days.
The missiles did not land on the Turkish side of the border but "came close," he said.
But on Thursday a Syrian foreign ministry official categorically denied the reports about the Syrian military using Scud missiles against rebel groups on Syrian state TV.
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The useless UN, the less than useless arab league , NATO and individual countries are essentially powerless to stop Assad from killing as many 10's of thousands more if he so desires.
The saddest part of this civil war is that Basshir and his wife Asma will probably find sanctuary somewhere..and I"m sure they'll have tens of millions if not billions with them...both should be hung, especially Asma. Two vial people. I hope there will be a bounty on their heads.
"Vial people" – you mean they were test-tube babies?
Interesting that you think the woman is worthy of special scorn here, despite the fact that Bashar is the one who is actually, you know... killing his own citizens.
yes its about time for this evil president
i will be glad to see this control freak removed
from power. good luck to the people of syria
I can never figure out what guys like this–Saddam, Kaddahfi, and now Bashir–don't see the writing on the wall, collect a few billion of the money they've stolen from their people, and go live in Angola or something. They wait until they're hung, anal-knifed, or God-knows-what'll happen to this one.
the Arab League doesn't give a darn about the Syrian people, (or the Palestinians BTW, a fact that is barely known in the west). America had better stay out of this rat hole! there is nothing that America can influence there. and don't bore me with useless statements from NATO or Banki man.
time to go Bashir, exile to some little island where you can just chill out and drink rum and coke for the rest of your life or you can stay and be shot by your own peeps. Never ever work in the family business. should have come to America and opened a gas station when your pop was in power. Just saying
Just take this guy out already! What's the hold up? How many more children have to die?
Somebody decided on The Hague or a bullet. Hopefully he saves everybody some expense and goes with option b)
On this particular picture if you look at the sky upper right hand corner looks like a face and to arms extended, weird:/
you people believing this garbage are stupid. the rebels are the agressors here as is nato.
Why deny launching Scud missiles while having used air forces?
I've been watching,reading,and following this civil war since it started. It saddens me to see that it is still going on. I agree with Jimh77... How many more women and children have to die for this to end? A better question is , what kind of President finds it neccesary to allow this to go on for so long? He is clearly disturbed and or attracted to violence. I'm from Canada so i really dont understand this type of behavior and misfortune. It seriously needs to end. United States Intervention is long overdue. Can someone just put a bullet in Assad's head already???
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Western country should solve their own problems.There are so many issues that have not solved in the Europe.
I do not agree with you
I can not believe that chemical weapons will use in that area.
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