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Human Rights – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad unintentionally admitted that he is batshit crazy when he told ABC that only a “crazy” leader kills his own people.
“We don’t kill our people … No government in the world kills its people, unless it’s led by a crazy person,” ABC’s website quoted Assad on Wednesday as saying in a recorded interview. “Most of the people that have been killed are supporters of the government, not the vice versa.”
Syrian activists stated that only around a quarter of the more than 4,500 people killed in the nine months of protests have been among the security forces. Most foreign media have been banned from Syria, making it impossible to verify events independently, though most agree it is safe to err on the side of the protestors.
The White House rejected Assad’s remarks.
“It is just not credible,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
“The world has witnessed what has happened in Syria. The United States and many, many other nations around the world who have come together to condemn the atrocious violence in Syria perpetrated by the Assad regime know exactly what’s happening and who is responsible.”
The Arab League in an unprecedented move has threatened to impose a sweeping set of Sanctions on Syria (this could be a companion show to the Kardashian Kult) unless armed forces are verifiably withdrawn from towns and cities and a political dialogue is opened with opposition representatives.
Major Western powers, along with Turkey and Jordan, are also calling on Assad to step down.
A member of the Syrian National Council (SNC), said that the exile group seeking to end Assad’s reign of terror would present a plan for a transition of power shortly.