View Full Version : Obama asks Assad to ‘step aside,’ condemns mass murder in Homs

02-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Saturday, 04 February 2012

President Barack Obama on Saturday accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of murdering civilians in an “unspeakable assault” in the city of Homs, and demanded that Assad step down, a day after more than 400 civilians across the country.

“Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately,” Obama said in a statement.

The U.S. president’s blunt condemnation came amid reports that more than 200 civilians were killed by Syrian forces in a night of shelling of residential areas in the flashpoint city of Homs.

More than 200 others were reported killed by security forces elsewhere in the country.

Linky (http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/02/04/192423.html)

I'm sure Assad is shaking in his boots. :sarcasm:

02-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Tell him to ask Assad to see if he can get our drone back too.

02-04-2012, 04:43 PM
China and Russia veto the resolution to put an end to the violence.