Editor’s Note – The Assad Regime accuses the USA of destabilizing Syria, yet we in America know the current administration is doing little to nothing. Hillary Clinton has ramped up the rhetoric, and Senator John McCain is calling the Obama team out for doing so little despite Clinton’s new tough talk. Here is an update with shocking video just released.
WARNING – GRAPHIC VIDEO
By the CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) – Syria’s president on Sunday accused the United States of trying to destabilize Syria by providing political support to rebels fighting the regime.
Bashar al-Assad also said a months-old peace plan aimed at ending the violence has not failed, but it has yet to be implemented because countries are supporting the “terrorists” in Syria.
Al-Assad’s interview with German broadcaster ARD aired as the opposition Local Coordination Committees of Syria reported another 60 people killed in the country Sunday.
It also came the same day U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Syrian regime’s days are numbered. Noting a number of recent defections from the regime, Clinton said, “the sand is running out of the hourglass.”
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon added Sunday that the situation in Syria has deteriorated significantly and become more militarized. “Appalling” human rights violations continue, he said, and the killings and violence have turned even more sectarian.
Read the rest here: CNN Wire
THE TOWN OF AREEHA TURNS INTO A BLOODBATH AS ASSAD’S FORCES SHELL THE LIFE OUT OF IT. Idleb (Areeha): July 9, 2012 – This agricultural town in Idleb is widely known for it’s fruits, especially the sweet cherries made for a specialty dish of ‘La7m bil Karaz’ (Meatballs & Cherries).
However Assad has changed all this. The town runs red not from it’s sweet fruit, but from the blood of dozens and dozens of men, women and children as Assad’s forces attempt to re-take towns across the province of Idleb.
Body after body is brought in to a local clinic. They are all dead.
More bodies (graphic) at a make-shif clinic.
A few of the injured at a local clinic. (From revoltingsyrian.com)
VOA News (Voice of America)
Syrian state media announced Sunday the start of large-scale military drills along the country’s coast, as more civilians reportedly died in clashes between government and rebel forces.
State television reported that the military is practicing how it would repel an attack by sea. Meanwhile, theSyrian Observatory for Human Rights told the French news agency, AFP, that violence across the country killed at least 35 people, including 17 civilians.
Sunday’s announcements come a day after Lebanese officials said a Syrian rocket hit the northern part of their country, killing three people. Also, on Friday, Turkey buried the two pilots killed when Syria shot down a Turkish military jet last month.
On Saturday, U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged that the international community’s attempts to find a political solution to the escalating violence in Syria have failed.