Saturday, May 07, 2011

They Need to Start Calling it their Super-Humanistic Carrot and Carrot Approach

Did they think that they could indulge these jokers forever?

EU countries have agreed to impose a travel ban and asset freeze on 13 high-level Syrian regime members. Busines tycoon Rami Makhlouf is on the list, but President Bashar al-Assad is off the hook for now.

The sanctions package also includes an embargo on sales of weapons and equipment which could be used for internal repression and is due to legally enter into force on 10 May.

From the position of actually knowing something about the world, French FM Alain Juppe snorted in reply through a source:
He noted "the chance is very small" that the current set of sanctions will make al-Assad change track.
Effectiveness is not an option. This is about looking like you’re trying, or at least trying to look like they’ve distanced themselves away from a virtual crony.
Out of a batch of of 81 dead bodies brought to the Tishreen Military Hospital in Damascus in recent days "most of them [had been] killed by a gunshot bullet to the back. It is strongly suspected that these soldiers have been killed for their refusal to shoot civilians."
This, after more than a decade of trying to tutor the savages in reasonable Civic Administration.