Thursday, March 8, 2012

PM Cameron (and MIC) talk talk talk on Syria - and the massacres continue

on Mar 7, 2012

David Cameron has said he and other western leaders want to do more to help the people of Syria, but it has to be done properly and through the correct channels.

The Prime Minister faced questions from senior MPs over the lack of Western intervention in Syria compared to the air strikes on Libya last year.

Mr Cameron also warned that those giving "succour" to president Bashar Assad were risking the chaos of a popular revolution.

"What is the best path to end the violence in Syria?" he said. "A transition at the top of that regime with Assad going."

The premier added: "Having him stay is a cause of instability."

Mr Cameron said: "It think that the idea of transition at the top is actually possibly a better outcome, a less bloody outcome than a transition at the bottom.

"Those who are giving succour to President Assad, who think that somehow clinging to him ensures stability in Syria are absolutely wrong."

And yes, the massacres continue. From the BBC (this just in):

Syria crisis: Homs at centre of fresh massacre, activists say

Dozens of people have been killed in a suburb of Syria's battle-scarred city of Homs, reports say, in what activists are describing as a "new massacre".

Forty-four of those killed came from just a handful of families, the Local Co-Ordination Committees (LCC) said.

The reported killings come a day after the UN's humanitarian chief visited Homs, saying parts had been devastated....

Much more here.

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