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Turn your attention to Syria

There’s a massacre going on right now in the city of Homs. @acarvin is the guy to follow on Twitter. He’s an NPR person who vets tweets from Arab spring zones.

It sounds very serious. Those of you who were opposed to airstrikes in Libya for humanitarian purposes may be shocked by what is happening now in Syria. The Syrians are determined. Lend them your support against a brutal tyrant.

Protestors are converging on embassies in London, Berlin, and Cairo. The Syrian embassy in Washington is located at 2217 Wyoming Ave N.W. if any local Occupiers are so inclined…

@acarvin on twitter is reporting that protestors will be meeting at the Syrian embassy in Washington at 10:00pm. See address above.

Protest in NYC in front of the UN scheduled for 9am tomorrow morning.

Protestors attack the Syrian embassy in London:

I expect that the DC protestors will keep it non-violent.

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  1. The news coming out of Syria and Cairo if true is sickening. Acarvin reports graphic images of shattered faces and dangling eyes. There are reports that Assad’s troops are firing on doctors, nurses and injured in the hospital.

    Also reported: activists at the Syrian embassy in Cairo have been shot.
    And it looks like a journalist has been arrested.

    Mia Farrow is tweeting on it. Her son, Ronan Farrow works for the state department in some capacity. Youth exchange programs? Something like that.

    • If we don’t call for airstrikes on Syria, it really will look like it was all for the oil in Libya.
      Where is Hillary? Is she still in Sofia, Bulgaria? Where was she before the Libyan airstrikes last year?

      • Wherever she is located geographically, she is probably working on the Russian and Chinese governments to reverse or at least withdraw their support and covering-protection for the Assad regime.

  2. If we don’t call for airstrikes, it won’t look good, that’s for sure. But I am not sure it will look like Libya was about the oil. Unless everyone has forgotten that it was France and Italy who were panicking over the thought of a million Libyan refugees hitting France and Italy and that it was France and Italy (especially France) who pressed for air strikes to avoid that happening.

    Also, since Russia firmly supports the Assad regime, which I suppose means Russia firmly supports the ongoing massacre . . . including supporting it in the Security Council by vetoing any SC resolution to permit stopping it . . . we should plan for Russian vengeance on behalf of its old ally Assad if we decide to save Assad’s targeted victims over Russian (and Chinese) objections. And maybe we should just accept that risk, as long as we understand we are indeed accepting that risk.

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