February 13th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

One activist's chronicle of daily hell in Syria

As fresh attacks continue in the besieged city of Homs, Syrian activist "Danny," whose name we are protecting, has escaped the slaughter there and has re-emerged in Lebanon.

Before he left Homs, Danny shared his stories with CNN and posted a number of videos on YouTube purporting to show the violence there. Although CNN cannot verify these videos independently, they appear to show a desperate situation.

Danny’s family was waiting in Cairo last week, desperate for news of his fate.

Watching a video of the carnage, Danny's mother, Helen Abdul Dayem, said, “How can the world not listen to the cries of these mothers? I can’t watch this.”

Activists claim that President Bashar al-Assad's government has been unrelenting in its violence, something the government denies. Danny’s family has become almost a PR agency for the uprising, helping to get journalists into Syria and information out.

Danny’s parents and younger siblings all waited by the phone to hear what had happened to the 23-year-old who put himself in harm's way to chronicle the atrocities in a besieged city. For Akram Abdul Dayem, Danny’s father, the suspense was too much. He rocked back and forth on the couch.

“Just get through this day. Calm down,” his wife told him. But his nerves were too frayed. “I’m taking a machine gun and I’m going to get him. I am. I’ve had enough,” he said.

Soon, a message online confirmed that their son was still alive. Then the telephone rang: Danny was safe and in Lebanon. Connected to Danny on the phone, his father began to sob. Then the connection went dead. Soon, Danny called again.

“Danny, are you all right? It’s good to hear your voice. We’re so worried about you, Danny,” his mother said. She relayed his message to the family: “He says he doesn’t care. They said he was dead four times already,” she said amid nervous laughter. “Well, we care.”

The following is an edited ongoing account of what Danny was seeing, hearing and thinking as the situation in Syria grew more desperate each day.

February 9

As the shelling of Homs continues, Danny witnesses even more horror. This time, it is quite close to home, literally. The building he is in was hit, he says. People moved quickly to try to gather bodies and bury them.

“There's not one safe place in this area. The army is surrounding us, surrounding us in big numbers. Lots of tanks, lots of foot men, lots of troops, anti-air tanks,  tanks, they are hitting us with rockets nonstop from 4 a.m. The same building I'm in, they hit it with a rocket.

Three women they killed, they were pieces. That was 7 a.m., we had to take them - put them inside and take them, bury them.

We don't know how many casualties we have got. I am sure there's 93 people dead. We have their names, but there's more than another 100 underneath the destruction of the buildings.

They have helicopters over this area, hitting us with helicopters, and they are using human shields in their checkpoints so the free armies can't hit the checkpoints. We don't have any medication. We have only one field hospital left. We have only about six doctors now. And that's not enough.”

Because of the constant attacks, Danny says, he and others are at risk if they try to escape what is becoming a daily war zone. They are faced with a choice: hope their building isn’t hit, or try to escape and possibly be hit while fleeing. And that terror is shaking them as they fear that al-Assad’s army is closing in on where Danny is.

“Look, anyone who walks the street is in a risk he might get hit by a rocket or tank shell. Anyone who goes out in the street will be hit by a sniper and rocket. Even if you sit in your house, you're not safe. You might get hit by a tank shell or by a rocket.

The Syrian army is surrounding this area. The free army cannot fight that hard. The Syrian army is getting really close.

We expect the Syrian army will be in the area and arrest lots of people. It will kill people here. We have no idea what to do. We cannot leave this area. No one can come in. No one can go out. They've shot all the ways.”

 The attack on his building has left it in shambles, Danny says.

“More than - more than 10 rockets, 15 rockets and tank shells landed on in the street I live in. This street is only about 50 meters long. The building, my building, was hit by tank shells by rockets.

Underneath my building were three women were killed. We found them in pieces about 7 a.m. Four guys in the same house as me were injured. The situation is really bad.

 The women died. Children died. We have more than 30 children dead from four days ago. We have loads of children injured. My friends are in a hospital. I hope they'll be OK. Lots of them have been hit by fighters yesterday. (Some were hit) today just because of trying to cross the street.

Snipers hit women, children, men, kids, doesn't matter. The Syrian army - I'm not going to call it the Syrian army, they have no humanity in them, they kill anything in front of them. They are hitting civilian houses.”

 As the situation grows even more desperate around him, Danny’s cries for help also become more serious. He begs for a real solution, not just simply people keeping watch of the situation.

“We don't want the monitors anymore. They sent the monitors last time, and we did not get anything out of it. We wanted the U.N. to take this case. We wanted the U.N. to interfere in this.

 If we get the airplanes here, bombard the regime. We want someone to do something about this. We're going to get killed. I'm sure I'll get killed tomorrow if the army gets in here. No one's doing anything about this. We don't want the monitors or the Arab League. They are going to do nothing about this. We want the U.N. to interfere, the U.N. to do something.”

 The shelling, the attacks, the sniper fire haven’t just put fear into Syrians on the ground. It’s also crippled them in many other ways. There is no “normal life” anymore.

 “There's no water. There's no water. They hit all the main water tanks. We have some bread. The bread is hard. We have some - what do you call it, lunch meat, some boxed lunch meat. That's it. We don't have that much food here.

If it stays like this for another two days, our food resource is finished, medication is finished. (If) the army gets in here tomorrow, (it) is over.

No one house has been hit here. All of the houses have been hit here. Not one house has survived the attack.”

February 8

Danny holds another set of rocket shells in his hands. They're all over the place. It has become as common as any other object to be found on the street. The shell is what remains after a bombardment and an onslaught that leaves buildings shattered and families in tatters.

Blood stains the streets red.

And in Danny's eyes nobody is safe. At any minute, at any given time, families fear they could be next.

"Homs is terrible. They're doing a massacre. They're getting the Syrian army; they're surrounding this whole area.

They're surrounding the whole area with army troops and tanks and anti-aircraft. They've been bombarding us from 5 a.m. with all kinds of rockets."

The sights, the sounds, they're all becoming too common, Danny says. Things nobody should see are now a daily part of your routine should you choose to go outside. It's so bad, he says, that he'd even support U.S. military intervention if it meant the horrific acts could stop.

"Women and children have got used to seeing bodies in the street and blood in the street and body parts. We are asking for help.

We are asking the U.N. to please do something about this. We don't care if American forces occupy us. It doesn't matter.

We want any source to come in here and help us."

His cries for help grow louder each day as the violence becomes harder to handle. He talks about a mortar that he says landed on a house and killed a young child.

"His brain came out of his back of his head. This is how they're living.

Eight-year-old and 9-year-old children have to run to get out of the streets. Why do children have to live like this?"

And the streets aren't a better option, Danny notes. It's just as dangerous to even peer outside. He believes government forces are "targeting human beings" at every corner.

"There's snipers. There are snipers all around this area on the long buildings. You could hear them. Anyone who crosses the street could get shot.

I'm going to leave the house in half an hour. We're making our own way between buildings so snipers can't shoot us. This is the way we're trying to live. I'm a human being trying to live, and this is how I'm living.

I have been in this revolution from the beginning. This is a feeling you can never express. My friends, 10 of them died right in front of me because I couldn't take them to the hospital, because I couldn't move them from the streets. We're going to keep on to the end."

February 7

The crisis for Danny and others has become even more personal. Now, even their homes aren't safe, he says.

"What the army is doing is going into civilian houses even if the civilian is still living there. They take the houses, and they break wall by wall so they can move from building to building.

They don't move in the street because the free army is protecting these areas. What the Syrian army is doing are going in buildings, breaking wall-to-wall to go from building to building."

And places that they might go to seek help are being hit too, Danny says.

"They're hitting us with anti-aircraft tanks. Four have been shooting at buildings. Tanks, with shells, the army's been shooting with mortar bombs and rockets like yesterday as well.

(We have) only one hospital. No one can leave. No one go in.

As usual, no doctors can leave. No doctors can come in. They shot at Red Cross ambulance today."

Adding to the trouble of what's happening Syria is the lack of access to a private hospital that used to help perform surgeries and treat the wounded, Danny says. It is off-limits for residents like him and his friends who have been injured.

"The army took it, and it's become their barracks. They're sitting there. The army is posted in that hospital. Before they went to that hospital, they hit the operation room while doctors are doing operations. They kicked the doctors out of the hospital and all of the nurses out of the hospital and left all of the people in there.

Now the Syrian, Assad army are living in that hospital. If we want to take bodies to any government hospital ... you come out with injury in the head or leg, you have injury in head or you're taken by security forces and tortured to death, or they let you bleed to death."

Those descriptions are horrifying to think about. But something that haunts residents in Homs and other cities even more is what the real true toll may be when this all ends.

"Well, what has happened in Homs, we have for the last six months is massacre.

People are saying 6,000 dead, 7,000 dead. Our promise is more than 40,000 people dead.

Everyone who's missing, dead."

February 6

Danny reports that shelling of cities and attacks on the people of Syria continue to intensify. The gravity of the situation becomes more apparent as he sees the direct impact on the people of Syria. On this day, Danny is at a field hospital in Baba-Amr.

"Look at the bodies, dead bodies.

These are rockets. We've got more than 30 people dead and hundreds of injuries, look all dead bodies all over the place. These are all dead bodies. We're not animals. We're human beings. We're asking for help. We're asking for your help.

They're hitting us with rockets. They've been hitting us for four hours now. They're going to kill us all if you don't help us. They'll kill millions, and no one will find out about us. Please, someone, help us."

February 5

The violence is terrifying. Nobody knows when something bad might happen and if the violence will hit their family on that day, Danny says.

“You don't know if the rocket's gonna come in your living room or in your kitchen. It's not easy if someone loses their kid. I saw mothers crying today, that mother lost her 4-year old girl, and her 6-year-old girl lost her left eye.

That's not something easy. Everyone's becoming used to death here.

Blood in the streets. People think our blood is just like water."

He, like others, is concerned about the growing violence and expressed frustration about the lack of support from the United Nations after Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have put pressure on Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

 "The Assad army, they're not targeting one little place. They're not targeting someone they want. They're targeting everyone. It's randomly bombarding. They're just doing it randomly. They've never done this.

This is what the U.N. did. If it wasn't for the U.N., they wouldn't have did this. The U.N. gave them the green light yesterday. It gave them the OK to kill more. If the U.N. had done something about this, this regime would be a little bit scared."

The dispute over whether the U.N. should intervene or if the issue should be handled by the Arab League has been debated inside and outside the country. For Danny, the U.N. was seen as a last hope to help rescue the people of Syria. He fears what message that veto sent the al-Assad regime.

"We didn't want the Arab League. We wanted the U.N. to take control. And the U.N. abandoned the Syrian people, and we have no one now.

How are the Syrian people going to defend themselves? And now the Assad army has the OK from the European countries in the U.N. to hit as hard as they want."

There is also a frustration, he says, that perhaps countries have come out too late to put pressure on al-Assad. When they have, it has mostly been in grandiose words, not action. And that action, Danny says, is what is needed to stop senseless deaths and tragic and brutal beatings taking place across the country.

"Syrian people, we want to see actions. We don't want to see talk. We're really tired of talk and talk and talk and talk. We see no actions at all. The Syrian president still has his legitimacy. Until now, no country said that this president lost his legitimacy. Until now.

 Why does he still have his legitimacy? After all the killing he did, after all the raping of women, after all the children we've got dead here, he still has got his legitimacy. Until now.

Everyone's talking - while everyone's talking, every second, someone's dying here. It's becoming a normal number. There's 80 dead today, 100 dead tomorrow. These are human lives here. This is a humanitarian - they're not animals."

For many citizens like Danny, those numbers aren't just statistics. They are people. They are neighbors. And they should not be dead.

"I saw really horrible things I'd never seen in my life. Kids in the hospital, a kid with his whole jaw gone.

A little girl, a kid, she's 4 years old, she's dead. Her sister, 6 years old, she lost her left eye, and her mother is in intensive care.

This is nothing - what I saw is nothing. This is all around Homs."

soundoff (559 Responses)
  1. John

    Its simple. The United States used to hold clout in the world. Now we have Barrack the Impotent, and every crack pot dictator knows he has free reighn to do what he pleases as the former world power is anything but at this point. This is a world without a world power. Hope you all enjoy it

    February 9, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • BOBBY

      ya you might want to ask kadafi about that...oh ya...that would be difficult.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • rad666

      USA is just one nation in the world. Maybe others should take some action?

      February 9, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • alan

      Just the opposite has happened...citizens around the globe are fighting for freedom as never before and dictators are dropping like flies

      February 9, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • jt_flyer

      its not about clout. its about maintaining a satisfactory level of security to allow us to for our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Dominating the freeking world only happened post WWII when a few midwestern US states produced the majority of the world's products. Today American tax payers pay 40% of the entire worlds millitary expenses. Wake up.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • sksk

      Right...there's a few dictators that might have a different opinion on that one. Osama....Gaddafi....Hussien.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike Bell

      John you are an idiot. So let's get bogged down again in another war, and please do not tell me I am not willing to go and fight, I was in Iraq for 15 months. If you are at the head of the line to sign up for the draft, that is fine, I will follow you, but shut your mouth about a person who found Binladen and had the balls to kill him. G.W. could not find him, and by the way G.W. outsourced that job to the Clans beliving they would find him and kill him, how did that go over John? I know how it went over they let him go.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • realitypgh

      John, really? Do you know what you are saying? Barrack the Impotent? Where were you when they reported that Osama Bin Laden was killed? I think it was Obama that made that happen. No, I am sure it was him.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      That's an "interesting" take John... wasn't it Obama who took out Osama??! 🙂

      February 9, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • toad

      im not a fan of the president one litte bit but your comment is totally without merit

      February 9, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Al

      When will the United States say enough is enough and actually do something about this crisis. How many more people have to die? The UN needs to seek a warrant for assad's arrest for WAR CRIMES and then they have a legitimate reason to go after him and it won't matter what china and russia think. Assad is a murderer and needs to be taken out of there by force. World Leaders go protect these people NOW, not later. As each day passes the blood is also on the hands of all the World leaders for standing by and doing nothing.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. BOBBY

    I don't get it, so does assad think if he wins everything will go back to normal? He is an infant in a fancy suit.....has to be one of dumbest people on earth.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • sksk

      He sees the writing on the wall. When they over-throw a government over there.....the bounced dictator doesn't live long. All he's hoping for is his own survival. Given the escalation over the last few months.....it doesn't look good for him. He's just another Gaddafi, and he knows it.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • conradshull

      Assad's stupidity is right. How can he possibly not know his choice is immediate asylum in a country like Venezuela (with an equally stupid leader) or temporary digs in a spider hole, followed by a rope necktie.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      Y'all should look at an alternative source of unbiased news, we are encouraging and arming the revolt, History lesson: “Bay of Pigs Invasion” , enough said

      February 9, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  3. jt_flyer

    The Syrian people will eventually hate whomever helps them. We're hated in Afganistan. We're hated in Iraq. Thousands of american lives and trilliions of american dollars and they still hate us and will hate us untill the end of time.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • sksk

      Do you really care if they hate you? As long as they don't have the power to drop a nuke on your head.....who cares what they think of you.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. GiuseppeB

    Not our problem USA / Canada / UK / Europe / Australia

    February 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Another voice

      hear that!

      February 9, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      Of course it's our problems. USA always says they stand up for human rights and freedom so the least we can do is try our best to help! The Syrian president is no different than Hitler and no one got involved back then until he started going after other nations. We need to stop being stupid and selfish. Something needs to be done not just by the USA but by the UN as a whole. At least out of love for other human beings and the innocent civilian lives that are lost. We better not stand back and do nothing because by doing that we are just involved in the genocide of these innocent people. They are asking for our help and we must help!!

      February 9, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      not so true, we are causing the problem and arming the revolt,

      February 9, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      @Sarah, why don't you send your IDF there and leave our troop out of it,

      February 9, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @Samuel: I am not talking strictly about USA troops. I am talking about the UN taking a united action and the US helping out in any way possible.

      Look the US has money but chooses to spend it on ridiculous things like arming the military in Egypt and arming other dictators that don't really have US interest nor the interest of their own people in mind. For example, when innocent Egyptians died at the hands of "made in America" weapons what would you call that? How would you feel if you have a loved one that died because of expired or defective chemicals made in the USA that were used by the Egyptian military which is funded by the USA.

      I am positive that the image Americans portrays to the world matters a lot. By just spending money when we are angry, i.e. like when we attacked Iraq when they didn't have any nuclear weapons, just to get revenge on someone for the 9/11 attacks and to get their oil then the hatred grows against the US in the middle east.

      If we really care about stopping terrorist groups from having more reasons to gather a bigger group against the US then we should care about helping the Syrians. If we sit back and do nothing then we are proving that the US and the majority of the American people (after reading all these posts) don't give a damn about human suffering and all they care about is what's in it for me. That mentality will only make the middle eastern people that are moderates turn to terrorists. I think the US should always aim to do what's right not just what's in its best interest. But if you ask me, helping the Syrians by working with the UN will go a long way to improving the image of the US and Americans in the middle east.

      I would like to think that as a developed country we have people that still believe that if one part of the world bleeds then we all bleed. Come on now, you guys can't be serious that we should sit back and do nothing!! How would you feel if this happened here? You wouldn’t want the international community to give a damn? You wouldn’t want one of the world powers to come to your rescue? I don’t know what’s more depressing, the mentality of the people on this thread or what’s going on in Syria.

      February 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. GiuseppeB

    From the 1970s until a year ago thousands of Syrian people held huge rallies in support of this family. The Syrians chose the Assads now they have to get rid of the Assads themselves.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. BOBBY

    Serian women have go to be some of the most beautiful chicks ON EARTH.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • GiuseppeB


      February 9, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ThePastaSauce

      Seriously you must not get out much....

      February 9, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Middle eastern women are very beautiful. There's a lot of beautiful ones right here in the US. It's just sad to see the ones living in the middle east and what they have to go through. Considering women over there don't have much rights.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • jt_flyer

      Persian women are my personal favorite. Syrian are not far behind.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. twh

    Not our problem. US military doesn't need to get involved with these sort of issues other countries are having. We're broke. We can no longer afford our foreign policy of being everyone's protector. It sucks what's going on in Syria, but it doesn't concern us.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      True it does not and should not concern us, but we are encouraging and arming the revolt, so much love..

      February 9, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Independent

    200+ years ago a group of individuals got together to fight tyranny. We became America. This is an internal battle for the freedoms fo the Syrian people... THey have to fight to get their freedoms. If you want something bad enough sacrifices must be made. Sad but true STAY OUT OF IT USA

    February 9, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. dreamer96

    Syria treats their people like cattle, like property...

    Women are treated too much like property around the world by many religions...just property under the control of the men..what a great way to raise little girls...Honey you have to obey your father even if he beats you...and then your husband even if he beats you..and your body is the property of your husband...Men control the women....Just how many Religions put woman below man subjected to the man's control, lesser then a man....Even though the bible says Eve was made from Man's rib...and equal...not mans foot..not someone to be walked on...

    February 9, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      What's your point, you are way off subject, go back to sleep and keep dreaming

      February 9, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. jt_flyer

    Syria is geographically located between Europe and Asia yet many people still think it's our responsiblitly to take on the problem.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • toad

      please everyone read what this person has said over and over again until tou understand its truth

      February 9, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  11. morph147

    wow. not many days you see someone begging america to come in and occupy them. maybe we can send occupy wall street there. lol. but all kidding aside. looks like this will probably be the next country we go in sadly. hopefully they will be happy for us to be there and not try and shoot us every day after we liberate them.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      When you use the word liberate, it makes me cringe. The word "liberate" was used as propaganda by the Bush administration to make the Americans feel good about going to fight the so called "war on terrorism." Did you really fall for that? The US went to this war because they were angry and wanted to blame someone and show off their strength by destroying Afghanistan and Iraq. What America did is kill most of the moderates in those countries and created an even bigger safe haven for terrorists! On top of that, we now have a bigger group of people hating the Americans. They see us as bullies and want to impose our ways and take away their definition of "freedom."

      Anyhow, going to help the Syrians is COMPLETELY different!! How could you even compare it?? Besides the US should not go in alone; they should go in with the help of the UN and the rest of the international community to help these innocent people from dying. No one in Iraq or Afghanistan wanted the US to go in and take over their country neither do the people in Syria. What you are seeing is footage very similar to what happened at the time of Hitler and the entire international community needs to respond swiftly before more innocent people die!! I am so horrified by the way everyone is thinking on these threads! How could you not give a damn!

      February 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      @ Sarah: "How could you even compare it??" He didn't – you did.

      Only SOME Syrians are asking for help. Many others support the regime, whether out of true loyalty or fear. THEY will be punished (read: killed) if the rebels win, and if that happens, are YOU willing to admit that you have their blood on your hands? Or should we overthrow the newly-installed regime? When does it end?

      The situation is a tinderbox. Stop flicking lit matches at it.

      February 10, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @ Rich: So if he wasn't comparing it to Iraq then what did he mean by saying: "not try and shoot us every day after we liberate them."

      I really can't believe that anyone in Syria would support this regime other than out of fear. Again, all your mentality is to go in for war and to take over the area and dictate who the Syrians pick. This is not a matter for the USA to take on by itself. This needs to be with the help of the international community to figure out a way to stop genocide.

      If all country leaders tried to do the right thing, then this would never happen... It's just so sad and depressing what's happening there and it's even more depressing to read how everyone really doesn't give a damn.

      February 11, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    No. This is ISLAM. This how Muzlims live.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      NOT everyone that lives in Syria is Muslim!! And NOT all muslims are like that!! Please that's ignorant and it's not a good reason not to go in and help!! Come on!

      February 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nytw

    Ron Paul is exactly right. America should not become involved in situations like this. If any American politician, Democrat or Republican, even thinks about sending American troops to Syria they should be impeached and imprisoned. for treason.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      true and I agree, unfortunately, we are already meddling and encouraging the revolt

      February 9, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      There is only one problem with that. Syria has oil.

      It is only a matter of time before we go in there to save the oil.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. willie mccraw jr

    This is sad. There is no reason why these people should be treated like this. People are dying and the world is doing nothing to stop it. It is time to stop this mass murder and get those responsible punished. Every country has their own laws but you can't kill people without due process. Unarmed people, children, women. Are we a world that would stand by and watch this happen or will we take the steps to stop this. We have went to help other with less issues so why not these people.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • GiuseppeB

      Go fly over there yourself then

      February 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Amanda St. Paul MN

      I agree Willie. I don't want any boots on the ground, but I think a few bombs in the right places might give the People a leg up on this fight. It's not right what is happening to them, been going on too long. Genocide is preventable when the world takes a stand against it.

      February 9, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. two4roughing

    We can send troops to oust the leader and end the killings. Then the Syrians will hate us for meddling in their business, continue to hate Israel just for being there, and start burning American flags in their filthy streets.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Samuel

      Syria is not Libya, beside we are encouraging the revolt, read some history “Bay of Pigs Invasion”

      February 9, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      This is not Iraq. The situation is totally different!!

      February 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
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