Monday, August 15, 2011

A new low

When the Syrian people rose up to demand their dictator leave, the Syrian regime reacted ferociously, with beatings and tear gas, then shooting them in the streets, then tanks. But now they've reached a new low. faced with protestors in the port city of Latakia , they got the navy to shell them. Artillery against placards. What next? Cluster bombs? Mustard gas?

What we are seeing in Syria is pretty clearly a systematic attack against the civilian population. Murder, torture, imprisonment and persecution as part of that attack make it a crime against humanity under international law. Its time the Syrian regime was indicted by the International Criminal Court, then extradited to face justice.