April 18th, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Wives of U.N. diplomats tell Syria's first lady to 'stop being a bystander'

he wives of the British and German ambassadors to the United Nations have taken on Syria's first lady in an online video, calling on Asma al-Assad to "stop your husband" and "stop being a bystander."

The roughly four-minute video, posted to YouTube, juxtaposes pictures of an elegant al-Assad, the wife of Bashar al-Assad, against images of other Syrian women, dead and wounded children.

"We want her (al-Assad) to speak out for the end of violence. That it what we want. Stop the bloodshed. Stop it now. We know this is a risk for you, but take this risk," Huberta von Voss-Wittig, the wife of Germany's U.N. ambassador, told CNN late Tuesday.

A U.N. diplomat said the video was produced by Voss-Wittig and Sheila Lyall Grant, the wife of Britain's U.N. ambassador, "on their own initiative."

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  1. sjdsh

    Wives of nations supporting the arming of TERRORISTS !?!? Riiiiight LOLOLOL.....S T F U .

    April 18, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Barney

    Oh yea that will work! In a country where women arent allowed many rights? Sounds like a farce.

    April 18, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Bet I know who ain't gettin lucky tonight...

    April 18, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy© can't sleep


      April 18, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. ron

    Lol@ raven, and who's sleepin on the couch tonight if they even try...

    April 18, 2012 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy© can't sleep

    Although I know their intentions are altruistic, I find it highly unlikely that wifeypoo is going to surf the net...especially YouTube.
    She reminds me of the shoe first-lady of the Philipines, Imelda Marcos...that went well for *her*, didn't it?

    April 18, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. sjdsh

    The creators of the video clip and their backers failed to refer to armed terror gangs that have killed or injured thousands of Syrian armed forces as well as hundreds of civilians in the more than one year old crisis the same western countries have helped to inflict damages on the Arab country.

    April 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. High Hopes

    Who's worried about the armed forces?

    Not I...

    They're the long arm of the law that keep his people in a state of slavery to Assad and his willing accomplice. As long as her expenses are paid...

    SHE's Shopping!


    April 19, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |