June 16th, 2012
03:46 AM ET

Opposition to UN mission: Implement a peace plan in Syria or go home

(CNN) - The opposition claimed at least 25 people were killed in early morning violence Saturday in Syria while activists say a U.N. monitoring mission to oversee a peace plan to end the bloodshed has been futile.

The opposition allegations come as the United States says it is tracking a Russian military cargo ship en route to Syria that is carrying weapons, ammunition and a small number of Russian troops.

U.S. intelligence believes the Russians are sending the ship to help fortify its naval base in Syria as the situation in country continues to spiral out of control, Pentagon officials told CNN Friday.

Frustration over 15 months of relentless killings in Syria came to a head when opposition activists sent a message to a U.N.-backed observer mission: Implement a peace plan in order to stop the bloodshed - or go home.

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  1. maryleescully

    UN must do something to prevent further Bloodshed in Syria. It can implement a Peace Plan whereby both Assad's regime & the Opposition have to comply. Athough it's not going to be easy seeing that Assad is adamant & a militant–A perpetrator of his country's heinous crimes & massacre.

    June 16, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark

    Russia sending troops? Oh man, here we go!

    June 16, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Hard to tell one day to the next WHO exactly is doing all this murdering! I dont think we can really be sure, particularly when there are no press allowed. What little info we do get comes from those with their own agendas.

    June 16, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning
    That is indeed the situation.
    As I have been saying all along its much more than just the Al-Assad regime cracking down on 'rebels' which are a motley group of mercenaries and dissidents like Syrian Muslim Brotherhood armed and financed by meddling countries arrayed against Assad regime. Russia of course has been an ally of the regime.
    Stakes are high for US, Israel, The Saudi Royals and their allies, Russia, Iran and China.

    June 16, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Good morning, folks.
    I, for one, do not trust information that cannot be verified by an outside source.
    Although we know that there is massive bloodshed in Syria, one cannot be sure who is actually causing it...
    It's as if someone somewhere is doing something, but we can't tell you who,what, or where...
    In any case, I have nothing new to add that I haven't already said in the past year.

    June 16, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    Actually, it's as if someone flashed their lights at oncoming traffic to warn of a government sponsored "speed trap" up ahead. (Only the plain white Ford van carrying another load of kidnapped children thanks you kindly)

    June 16, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @banasy. I'm not trying to stray off-topic, but you mentioned not trusting "information that cannot be verified by an outside source."
    Do you have an outside source that has verified who financed 9/11. (also, that Usama Bin Laden did it)

    June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Ummm, hello to you, Schoolmarm.

    June 16, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    Looking at the 'Domio' effect on Governments being toppled and having a conducive puppet leader installed on by one, gives me great pause. Each Government and or opposition being armed by interested parties (Israel, Russia, or the US), it doesn't take much to put the pieces of the puzzle together; but that's just my opinion.

    June 16, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Pardon me

    June 16, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ Mary, not questioning you, but doesnt this article say Russia has a naval base in Syria, and the ship is headed to that base? Maybe they are not supplying arms to the parties involved. Its just as likely they could be getting them from other sources.

    June 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Not saying i trust them any more than China. But i do think the US needs to stay out of this fiasco.

    June 16, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    I was refering to CNN's caveat that "CNN could not independently verify reports of casualties because of restricted access in that country."

    They saw fit to delete me referring to a direct quote by CNN themselves.
    How odd.

    June 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I will also keep posting that until Philip sees it, so he does not think I am deliberately ignoring him.

      June 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    lol @ banasy, its odd how they have been going about their *deleting process* these days isnt it? New batch of trainees maybe?

    June 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    It's refreshing to see that we are all on the same page with this mess. I've felt from the start that there are just too many questions left unanswered. They say this has finally entered the civil war phase, but to me it resembles more of a round robin wrestling match. Last man standing takes all. There are too many different players here.

    There is no way to know what the real facts are. I don't trust the word of the government, and I don't trust the word of the rebels.
    The true tragedy is the civilian populace being caught in the middle as always.

    June 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
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