December 21st, 2011
07:48 AM ET

Syrian opposition urges world action over 'horrific massacres'

Syria's major opposition group condemned the Bashar al-Assad regime Wednesday for "horrific massacres" this week and called on the the Arab League and the U.N. Security Council to take "necessary measures" to protect civilians.

The Syrian National Council said nearly 250 people have died over a 48-hour period and it urged the Arab League to condemn the killings and work with the United Nations "in taking the necessary measures to protect Syrian civilians."

"The SNC stresses the need to take all necessary actions to stop the bloody campaign that is targeting more cities and towns through the regime's militant expansion," the group said in a news release dated Tuesday but issued on Wednesday to CNN via e-mail.

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  1. Erk

    I agree, we should not assist, all the past conflicts that we have assisted another county has turned into massive bloodshed or a negative result. Look at the Korean war, were technachly still at war, the vietnam war was a disaster, the Gulf War we didnt get the job done, the War in Iraq we still dont know the result but it seems the people there didnt want us, and Afghanastan is still unkown. We should have been sending troops into Mexico were people are getting massacered in our own backyard, or if people say were the police of the world, why dont we go to these African nations were there are horrific genocides?

    December 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bill

    We put our own people in prison for possession of flowers. When we have a concept of real civil rights then go enforce them world wide, not until.

    December 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    The reply to your request for international response should be ...y'all sort it out and make yourselves at home!! Just keep on with this religious/tribal cruelty and bloodletting, endless bickering and primitive behaviors. No country in the 21st century civilized world should even blink an eye any more at this endless violence which is their hallmark and a treasured tradition in Islam apparently. Civilization beckons but these nations will need to openly ASK for help but only in an advisory role.

    December 22, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. nummie

    Maybe, just maybe, the rest of the world is getting fed up with wasting our lives and money taking care of the middle east's problems only to be criticized and hated afterwards. Let them sort it out amongst themselves, then deal with the "winners".

    December 22, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
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