June 7th, 2012
09:26 AM ET

U.N. meets to discuss Syria amid reports of new massacre

International mediator Kofi Annan plans to brief the United Nations on Thursday as world powers seek to pile on pressure on the Syrian regime amid new reports of a massacre.

Annan, the U.N. and Arab League special envoy to Syria, will address separate meetings of the U.N. General Assembly and the Security Council in New York. The council comprises 15 countries, while the assembly is made up of 193 members of the United Nations.

Both meetings will focus on the escalating crisis in Syria after reports of massacres within weeks of each other.

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  1. seperate meetings

    The way the UN is divided along 'have' and 'have nots' reminds me of both sides of the congressional isle. Nations on the security council having their private discussions being the 'haves'. Nations not allowed to even vote with veto power being the have nots. (for what they had has been exported to to nations bent on consuming the world)

    June 7, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Its now common knowledge that the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood , a dissident group which is in exile, is being used by meddling powers to oust Al-Assad's regime.
    Syria, as you all must know has been aligned with Russia , almost since its independence from French colonial rule and the ruling baa'thists tilted towards Iran.
    The objective to topple Al-Assad's regime would be apparent. To check growing influence of Russia in the region and Medit. To strengthen the Arab alliance with US & Israel against Iran.
    So the blood shed and violence is not that simple to categorize.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pile on UN troops

    When US oil operations in Nigeria were threatened by local violence, UN troops were sent-in without delay.
    What's the big hold up for Syria? UN troops hould have been sent-in pronto rather than delay and NATO.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    @separate meetings

    @ Pile on

    The big hold up is the 'agenda'. Pl read my post 10:03 am

    June 7, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pile on UN troops

    Gm@saywhat. 🙂 Russias influence has been lessening in the area since the days of US oilmen developing Arabian oilfields. Russia used to supply 60% of the worlds oil, for example, and now Russia doesn't even own most of their oil...with the entire Caspian basin being carved-up into tiny little countries who sold their mineral rights to the Bush Bin Laden Group who now sells that oil to China via Afghan pipelines. (pipelines Russia wanted for themselves and so invaded Afghanistan, only to be repelled by OBL and his freedom fighters)
    Now, a US citizen rules Afghanistan, and Afghanistans pipeline infrastructure is in the hands of The Bush Bin Laden Group (known as Carlyle Group) with US troops being used to protect Bushco interests from the local citizenry who see not one red penny from this enterprise. (other than cash bribes to turn renegade muslim and join with the invading infidels)

    June 7, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Iranian PR advertisement

    @US troops. Look! Venezuela is much nicer to invade and occupy. Why Iran? Iranian women are little twigs. Look at the curves on S. American women!
    Tell your commander in chief to skip Iran and send you straight to paradise, Venezuela!
    (this ad paid for by Citizens 4 Venezuela, a non-profit Iranian venture)

    June 7, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Pile on UN troops

    ...also, notice the 10 million dollar pipeline currently being built by US contractors running from Iran through Iraq to supply Syria and Lebanon (not Israel).
    Odd how the oil flows no matter what the local citizenry want; Freedom from US.

    June 7, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @Pile on
    Gm to you too. Good to have your wake up posts back on the blog.

    June 7, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    good afternoon @ saywhat! Ive been doing some research and have found some very disturbing things. First these drones were not built initially to spy on foreign countries as US citizens have been led to believe. They were built primarily to spy on us!

    June 7, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |