Once again the power of veto supersedes that of
imposing sanctions on Syria.
It was the third time that Russia,
a key ally of the Syrian government, and China have used their veto power to
block U.N. Security Council resolutions designed to put pressure on Syrian
President Bashar al-Assad and halt the violence in the 16-month conflict that
has killed thousands of people. The UN sanctions against Syria vetoed by the
two opposing powers stipulated non military penalties against Assad’s regime
should it fail to remove heavy weapons from various cities within ten days.
With the fall of such a decision, and as battles in Syria’s capital soar, Syrian refugees by the
thousands flock to neighboring Lebanon
This as mystery still shrouds the National Security
Building’s attack with no photos
or final body count. Amid this obscurity, questions arose around the whereabouts
of President Assad, and whether or not he was in the tourist town of Latakia. These questions
were not fully put to rest with the broadcast depicting the latter during a
swearing-in ceremony of the new Minister of Defense General Jassim al-Freij.
EDL contract workers pay the price for Hezbollah’s swindling memorandum of
understanding with the FPM. This as, LAF supporters cut-off more roads, this
time in Saksakieh, to protest the arrest of LAF officers involved in the death
of Sheikh Ahmad Abdul Wahed and companion Sheikh Mohammad Merheb. In this
context, a prominent word was delivered by the Commander of the Lebanese Armed
Forces General Jean KAhwaji, whereby he confirmed that the General Army Command
will no no longer remain silent towards verbal or media slanders.
In the Islamists file, and in what can be described as
the closing factor in this case, Investigative Judge Ghassan Oeidat finally
passed his indictments for the Nahr el-Bared case.
But first, Israel’s shocking confession which followed the Damascus attack and the
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