So why not target him, too?

Melanie Phillips
The Spectator
27th April 2011

…So far, it is estimated that some 400 people have been killed in Syria during six weeks of protests.

Can anyone explain why Britain, America and Europe are trying to remove and even kill Col Gaddafy on the grounds that they have a moral duty to intervene to protect innocent life against a brutal regime, while they are only now thinking about maybe perhaps pushing for sanctions against Assad whose brutal regime mowed down more than 100 people last Friday alone?

Given its habitual indifference to crimes committed by the Arab world, however, the mystery remains – why Libya? Why Egypt? Why does the west assume that the folk opposing the regimes there are democrats worthy of its support (an idiotic assumption in itself) while those in Syria are not? After all, Assad is a mortal enemy of the west…

Read the complete article at The Spectator.

Update: UN Once Again Proves Useless, Syria Thrilled:

Yesterday, the US and its allies tried and failed to get the UN to issue a condemnation of the murder in the streets taking place throughout Syria…

Update 2: The Man With Bloody Hands, by Walid Shoebat

Bashar al-Assad! You’ve just murdered hundreds of your countrymen in an attempt to keep power. What are you going to do next?

“I’m going to join the UN Human Rights Council!”

It’s mind-boggling but true: Syria is up for a seat on the UN panel charged with “promoting . . . human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.”

The UN being the UN, the butcher who leads a regime of torture at home and exports terror abroad stands to be elected to a three-year term on May 20.

We hope he remembers to wipe the blood off his hands the next time he visits Turtle Bay…

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