January 15th, 2012
05:09 AM ET

U.N. chief demands al-Assad 'stop killing' his people

The head of the United Nations demanded Sunday that President Bashar al-Assad "stop killing" his people, a call that comes as an a fact-finding mission to determine whether the Syrian government is abiding by an agreement to end the violence nears a conclusion.

"Today, I say again to President Assad of Syria: Stop the violence. Stop killing your people," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said during a conference in Lebanon. "The path of repression is a dead end."

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  1. Mmmmm

    okay what's up with the sh!t about "your people" phrase...and why when the wheatman addresses one another they never employed the term? and would wheat american people understand if president obama was to ever to directed this phrase at the audience will they think he's talking to
    them? is everybody is viewed tribal excep the wheat people and that is why they prefer to be viewed as clansman? go figure...

    January 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @Philip-Money means little to me. Cash and being bought is usually that persons downfall. They never can have enough or get enough. Oil is in all of this and we have spoken about carlyle group. No need for oil, no dependence on east, no money for them, less drugs coming in. I see it as win, win situation.
    @Mmmmmm- Who said that? You have a bee in your bonnet? Who are the wheat people?

    January 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©


    January 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. sjdsh

    moon the goon lies like his master loon-US

    January 16, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tirman

    Fior Jaan: Thanks for that etidure wrap-up. I'll be sure to listen in. Sounds like its entirety is worthwhile.As to your neologism in the sentence Young identified Zalmay Khalilzad as a proxy for neocondom, and raked him/them over the coals. , sounds like a neocondom is a word pregnant with possibilities of having holes poked through it :D, yet it is only slightly worse than my Islamdom.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
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