"An official at the US embassy in Damascus told the BBC World Service that "there is one big armed gang in Syria, and it's named the Syrian government"...
Speaking to the BBC World Service's Newshour programme, Harder said: "I think we can safely say it's full-on warfare by the Syrian government on its own people. This full-on warfare in which the government is engaged in today, I think, amounts to nothing less than a last act of utter desperation. They're killing their own people, they're sending their tanks into their own cities. It's ridiculous. There is one big armed gang in Syria and it's named the Syrian government. That's the armed gang that is pillaging its own cities, that's the armed gang that is striking terror into the hearts of a lot of these people who are out there who just want to peacefully protest.... The government is not exactly a cohesive, coherent unit but rather a group of disparate groups within the government itself,... On one hand you have a purported reform movement.. and then you have warfare, then you have full-on attacks of Hama and Deir Ezzor (in the east), it just doesn't make any sense." ..."
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Posted by G, M, Z, or B at 12:26 PM