Deplorably their fathers used it, their Uncles used it, their other tyrant uncles had them and use them in Al-Anfal, it has been an open season on Hama since 1982, now they are doing it with impunity! Ugly faces of the purveyors of the chemical weapons!! This is not a story of what Saudis do or don't, I don't give a damn to that, WMD is wrong, the red line if once after investigation establishes is/or has been crossed, they need to pay a price. Make them incapable, the perpetrators of the crime i.e. their Army that does it frquently, should be restrained and made impotent to act with such WMD's again!
Assad's regime, sits on one of the world's largest stockpiles of chemical weapons. His strong 4th Armoured Division has been Assad's “indispensible elite unit” to save this fighting division unit from being overrun, he signed the alleged attack that left "undeniable" evidence that chemical weapons were used in Syria. Assad Jr. has been warned of enormous consequences were Syria to use chemical weapons. Syria holds the world's third largest stockpile of chemical weapons, after the U.S. and Russia.
Hafez their father used his younger brother Riffat to level Hama in 1982 Syria's President Hafez al-Assad crushed rebellion in Hama. Syrian president Hafez al-Assad, right, and youngest brother Rifaat retaliated when the Syrian city of Hama rebelled, there was no Al Qaeda then!! Hama was the scene of a massacre in 1982 when President Hafez al-Assad, father of the current president Bashar al-Assad, razed the city to crush a Sunni rebellion, slaughtering an estimated 20,000 of his own people. Assad's troops pounded Hama with artillery fire for several days and, with the city in ruins, his bulldozers moved in and flattened neighbourhoods. In a three-week siege, Hama was razed and thousands died as Syrian security forces combed the rubble, killing surviving rebels.
Now following the same script Asad Jr. younger brother is doing the dirty job. Maher al-Assad, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s brother, who is being accused of involvement in Syria’s recent chemical weapons attack he is the Division commander of the 4th Armoured Division. He is the chief central character and hidden ugly face of the regime. Maher has the key responsibility in the most recent massacre witnessed in Syria. He leads Syria's other premier combating strength, the Republican Guards. His Alawite 4th division is unaffected by desertions and defections that has plagued Syrian forces.
Free Syrian Army (FSA) led by Salim Idris, he runs the southern front in Syria. southern strategy is a very reliable rebel group that opposes Al-Qaida, it has even a unit of Alawites. They are Syrians fighting for liberty. The rebel units are winning more and more territory at the expense of both Assad and al Qaeda, which has been using the war in Syria as an chance to expand its reach to establish what it hopes will be a Islamic emirate towards the goal of worldwide caliphate. The “southern strategy'' has crippled Assad regime, they have build-up rebel forces in and around Damascus, mainly in the towns of Barzeh, Jobar, and Qaboun. These towns are located in Eastern Ghouta district, the area that Assad gassed last week.
The favoured option is for limited Western action using ‘stand-off’ weapons from long distance to disrupt Assad’s ability to carry out chemical attacks and damage his military machine. take out their air defences. Maher 4th Armoured Division is the last defense between rebels and Damascus.
He supposedly used the chemical weapons to dilute the threat to his division from rebels. His ability to manoeuvre his tanks and armoured personnel carriers and movement of air force fixed wings plane and helicopters should be clipped. Probably 6 functioning runways out of 27 where Iranian and Russian planes military and commercial planes arrive daily to offload weapons, ammunition, and personnel shall be taken out. Iran is spending an estimated $500 million a month to keep its badly behaved ally afloat.
Though two of Syria's staunchest backers, Iran and Russia, have warned of dire consequences if the US and its allies attack in Syria. Such strikes "will lead to the long-term destabilization of the situation in the country and the region," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. However, inaction today could be seen by renegade regimes like that of Assad and others ' as an invitation to further crimes against humanity.'
When a Muslim is butchered by a Muslim they all 1.4 billion of them go on a Rip van Winkle of a sleep! Only Hague has the honour and courage to denounce 'Chinese and Russian' veto! Where is Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Turks and Saudis the self styled champions of Islamic causes here??
This resident hypocrisy within the mores of thinking is the cause of ultimate eventual intellectual implosion that corrodes the elegance and grace of human dignity and any thinking process. Please stand up and speak, stand for something in life.Those who maintain 'Silence like a Lamb' are appeasing the tyrant. in 2010, I reproduced Qabbani's 1990 magnum opus ''Abu Jahl (the father of ignorance) buys Fleet Street'' became a characteristic mention reflecting the bankruptcy of Arab writing. This was actually a humorous attack camouflaged as a plea to an unnamed traditional Arab sovereign.
O long lived one,We vow never to seek a share of your rule.O long lived one,We vow never even as to look at your throne,O long lived one,Go on lashing, as many of the people as you wishAnd killing as many of your subjects as you wish,And -uck as many of your slave girls as you wish,We only have one wish:Spare us the words, and spare us the letters.