Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Assad Torture-Kills 13-year-old . . . and Obama Still Has Ambassador in Syria

Before I even begin, I must warn that this story is disturbing.

Syrian President Assad’s government has torture-killed 13-year-old Hamza Ali al-Khateeb. Numerous other protesters have met a similar fate. But Hazma’s horrific death has become a world wide rallying point against Assad's brutal regime. I, for one, will not be satisfied until Assad hangs.

But Obama? . . . has not even recalled our ambassador to Syria. And that in spite of past calls for him to do so, including from Pawlenty, Rubio, and Thune.

I am at a loss for words.


Obama recess appointed Robert Ford as Ambassador to Syria this past Christmas to get around opposition in Congress. He is the first US Ambassador to Syria since 2005.

Yes, as always, the ends justify the means with Obama. But both the ends and the means here are an outrage.


Anonymous said...

Torture? Don't act so scandalized. That's nothing new in this uncivilized region when assassination and mobs burning down buildings is the signal that it's time to change dictators or hold mock elections to install new power-mongering regimes.

Google the story of Asshur Issa Yakub

He was from a Christian tribe, a roadworker.

The Islamists tried to have him fired because a Christian shouldn't have the right to a job.

When that failed, they kidnapped and tried to get 100K ransom for him.
When that failed, what they did to him gave torture a new definition. They gouged out his eyes, cut off his ears, skinned his face and let dogs gnaw on him - while he was alive.
His body was found on May 13, 2011.

These misogynistic, pedophile barbarians torture and rape women, children, nuns, missionaries, medical teams, and yes, even men.

Floridian said...

More Standard Everyday Torture in Pakistan: