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U.N. Countries Expelling Syrian Ambassadors

May 30, 2012 by  

U.N. Countries Expelling Syrian Ambassadors
Syrians gathered in April to protest President Bashar Assad.

The United States, Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada have joined together, expelling Syrian diplomats in the wake of a massacre in the Syrian village of Houla.

A U.N. report states that 108 people were killed in Houla on May 25. Many victims, including infants and children, were shot at close range.

The U.N. has said that government tanks were involved in the attacks.

The U.S. government has given Syrian Charge d’Affaires Zuheir Jabbour 72 hours to leave the country.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “We hold the Syrian government responsible for this slaughter of innocent lives. This massacre is the most unambiguous indictment to date of the Syrian government’s flagrant violations of its UN Security Council obligations … along with the regime’s ongoing threat to peace and security.”

The Syrian government denies involvement, blaming terrorists for the massacre.

Newly appointed French President Francois Hollande plans to tell Ambassador Lamia Shakkour that she must leave. Radwan Loutfi, the ambassador to Germany, has 72 hours to leave Germany. The U.K. is expelling three Syrian diplomats. Jawdat Ali, the most senior Syrian diplomat in Australia, has 72 hours to leave. And the ambassadors to Spain have three days to leave Spain.

The U.N. hopes to send a message to Syria.

“This is the most effective way we’ve got of sending a message of revulsion of what has happened in Syria,” said Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has a history of stifling protestors and rebels. Since March 2011, Syrian forces have killed about 10,000 Syrians.

In June 2011, a 57-page report was issued by Human Rights Watch, detailing government abuses against citizens.

“Syrian security forces have been killing and torturing their own people with complete impunity,” the report stated.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • revnowwhilewecan

    The U.N. is a fraud and must be exposed for what it really is and does. How can they speak of peace while arming rebels?? We (the west) must be very careful as this is VERY dangerous territory. Russia and China have drawn a line in the sand (no pun intended) we NATO must not oust Assad. I think most of us PLD bloggers are weary to say the least of anything the MSM or our government tries to jam down our collective throats. In my view, this is the real haps in Syria…..
    Western news sources have been proven agenda based and blatant liars on many occasions but from my research Syrian Girl has not said a falsehood yet. I choose to follow the truth until proven otherwise. Which path will you (believe) follow/

    • revnowwhilewecan

      Please note, the above link shows graphic images from the recent massacre.

    • revnowwhilewecan

      These deaths were NOT caused by tanks and mortar fire as the MSM whores would have you believe. This is an atrocity committed by the west to garner support for the OUSTING of al-Assad. This is disgusting and the world must know the truth. All I ask is that before you give support for the removal of Assad search for more reliable sources than the western media news sources and the west controlled al-Jazeer. Support for the removal of Assad will cost ALOT of AMERICAN lives and will lead to much worse which if you follow the agenda of NATO and the U.N., THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT. Please! Not one more drop of AMERICAN blood!

      • TIME

        Dear Rev,

        How bloody well right you are my friend. How sad that Mi5 can kill people in their own country – then the 100% totaly “CON- trolled” mass media blames the victims.
        Only to have the Criminal UN jump in the act to bring in troops so the rancid mass media can make Billions off selling more BLOOD LUST as being some kind of special political thearter for the mindless sheep.
        As well the Royal family PLUS – the Global Bankers profit even more off the hate they love to foster.

        The losers are everyone else, that means even YOU. Stop the murder.

        Peace and Love

      • Rhonda Reichel

        I agree completely….this is a contrived excuse

      • Vigilant

        revnowwhilewecan says, ” Support for the removal of Assad will cost ALOT of AMERICAN lives and will lead to much worse which if you follow the agenda of NATO and the U.N., THAT’S WHAT THEY WANT. Please! Not one more drop of AMERICAN blood!”

        American presence on the ground in Syria is unlikely. As far as “follow[ing] the agenda of NATO,” NATO and Europe in general have no sights set on Syria. It’s a no-win situation for them, with economies reeling and no oil resources in Syria.

        Please see

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        DON’T Through out the Baby, in the bath water… Supprt the United Nations!

      • TIME

        Duh, OMG V – what bloody planet do you live on?

        “We are NATO.”

        Peace and Love

      • Vigilant

        Duh, OMG T – what bloody planet do you live on? I live with both feet planted firmly on the earth, unlike some who believe the ultimate truths of the universe are found on YouTube.

        “We are NATO.”

        I worked for NATO for 14 years. If you didn’t then STFU.

        Peace and Love

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        N. A. T. O. } NATIONS – ALLIANCE – TO – OIL…

      • Vigilant

        When I worked there, we jokingly said it stood for “Not Altogether Thought Out,” “No Action – Talk Only,” or “Needs Alcohol to Operate.”

        Since there’s no oil in Syria, you may want to rethink that.

    • Karolyn

      I’ve heard even Russia, Syria’s good buddy, is coming down on them.

    • Karolyn

      Thanks for the link.

    • daniel

      Thanks for the link. You are correct the videos will make you want to puke. It does no good for Assad to do anything like this it only instills fear and anger both of which lead to unreasonable actions. It does nothing to bolster his regime. So why would he follow in the footsteps of his father? The times have changed and I don’t believe the man a fool.
      So who would benefit from this action? As Americans we want to take care of the situation once and for final. NATO and the UN have both proven to be less than adequate to handle the job that involvement in Syria would incur. It would have to be us again. If instability was the reason for the attack then it would make sense as to who would benefit. What if this was just an expansion of the Arab Spring? It would end up with the surrounding of Israel by hostile regimes that would do everything to end Israel at all costs. Economically it would be disastrous for Russia to have a Mediterranean region controlled by fundamental regimes. I agree there is more to this than what we are being fed.

  • cawmun cents

    Are you as surprised as I am that an effort to expel our own Sirian ambassador has not yet taken place?They tossed common sense to the wind long ago,
    Is it just me or has their flamboyance gotten a little Flashy lately?
    Have you heard what they are saying in Egypt now?
    The leftist college crowd who gathered together to foster a revolution,are unhappy about their choices for leaders.
    Who’d have thunk it?
    Conspicuously missing?
    Those in league with the current adminstration,and their union thug instigators.
    Now your choices are clear.Another Mubarak clone who will go along to get along,or an Islamic”rights”crushing regime.
    Thats what I stood in the crowd for a month,and hollered for?
    Meanwhile back at the park,the OWS crowd hands out shirts that say,”I’m with stupid”and the hand and finger is pointing down at their crotches.
    Being guided by ones genitalia,is a common occurence among leftist radical groups who make issues out of conditions regularly.They make rash decisions based on what their genitalia screams at them all the time.They listen to the fascionistas shouting from the bullhorn(kind of phallic,that bullhorn….isnt it?)and when they shout,”lets give it to them”,they go back to their tents in the park and do just that.
    Here were the modern leftist Egyptians,thinking that free love and genitalia parking would be provided by the new gubment that is being install.exe’d.You forgot your validation.
    But what they got was quite different,which would ordinarily be funny if it had’nt already happened here.
    When the Syrians saw what was going on,they said no to Democratic Socialism.
    They may be despotic,but they will never be erotic-neurotic.
    Maybe they dont want to go to the Sadie Hawkins All-Sex Toleration dance?
    Ah the subtle,not-so-subtle,nuances of the leftist radical movement can encite crowds where there is a ambassadorial tie that binds,But where that is not allowed,there will be death and dismemberment.
    It may not be right,but it aint about to be left either.
    It’s not a paradigm there,because there is no equality with deviation in a pro-Islamic gubment.
    Perhaps those shouting in the crowd should have recognized that fact from the get go?
    Here the mess just gets deeper.

    • Vigilant

      CC says, “Are you as surprised as I am that an effort to expel our own Sirian ambassador has not yet taken place?They tossed common sense to the wind long ago,”

      Please refer to–canada-to-immediately-expel-all-remaining-syrian-diplomats

      Yesterday, “The U.S. State Department said Tuesday that the charge d’affaires at the Syrian Embassy has been given 72 hours to leave the United States. Syria has not had an ambassador in the U.S. since the previous envoy left last year to take another post.”

    • Sirian

      Those idiots in the U.N. can’t, or more than likely won’t define “terrorism” – go figure. And we’re to expect them to handle something like this? What a joke!!!

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        Terrorim is: The Frightfull use of force!

    • peggy

      throw out the U.N., throw out the ambassadors, including ours. then lock the doors.

  • George

    Yes as horrendous as this is, no one gets upset when we kill many more every day in places like planned parenthood. Millions are aborted every year. Where are the tears for them?

    • Deerinwater

      Are You are hyjacking the thread George?

    • TIME

      Dear George,

      I think your being a tad presumptive to make such a blanket statment, as a matter of fact – thats rather cold don’t you think?
      Perhap if you asked how people feel on that topic you may find the TRUTHS you seek.

      For me; I feel “MURDER” no matter who, what, or where, is simply wrong in all respects.

      But if you so wish to think everyone is in favor of MURDER thats your gig. But I don’t think any of us who have posted so far feel that way.

      Peace and Love

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      Ya can’t hold iriesponsible people rsponsible!

      • 45caliber

        You can try. At least it might teach them some responsibilty. The real problem with our youth today is that many of them are taught that no matter what they do or who they might hurt, THEY AREN”T RESPONSIBLE!

  • Wyatt

    The UN is a freaking Joke and all of this is just a sham . The noble concept of the UN has long been gone . Dag Hammershold was the last effective leader of the UN and he was murdered by the Communists who shot his plane down over Africa in the early 1960′s . Since then the decline and spiral into third world anarchy of the UN has left it nothing more than a front for a body who see themselves as world government . Were the United States to give them the boot and tell them to get the hell out , the whole house of cards would collapse as we support about 75% if not more of there operations with our dues (Higher than any other countries) and in the fact that when Un Forces are commited to any action , US Troops are in the Vanguard yet under control of an UN Joint Leadership that are not qualified to mop the mens room floor . And that with instructions posted on the mop handle .

    Time for the US to get out of the UN and kick the freeloaders out and send them back to their third world countries

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      You would rather have the pope world ruler?

      • Jimmy The Greek

        The Pope has a lot of cool hats and a popemobile why not ?

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        Jimmy The Greek: But… the Perfession is Missleading & Wrong!

  • Mort

    Does anyone notice that Syria is a bona dide member of the UN, and a signatory to the UN charter and all of its meaningless words about Humanity?

    • Deerinwater

      I guess not?

      My only opinion is this senseless killing of noncombatants needs to stop. I’m not sure that I know as much about the UN as some of you seem to think that you do.

      It could be a deliberate act by a fractional political force to draw the UN into action. A civil revolution willing to massacre it’s own for a greater purpose.

      Revolution are nasty like that and consume not only their creator but their children.

      Muslim nations are hard for western minds to figure.

      There nothing wrong with standing up, fighting and dying but people need to understand what they are actually fighting for and the right people, the ones that are willing to gamble their lives are the ones that should die. but that is not the way a civil revolutions works.

      • Firefight

        Indeed, Muslims are very difficult to figure out. Still, in every war or militarily involved conflict, non-combatants have been killed, tortured, maimed and used in every way imaginable by the combatants to accomplish their end. As cold as it may seem, they will always be considered as acceptable collateral loss. I hate it as much as anyone but see no end to it. These women and children should be alive and enjoying a full life of opportunity and freedom. Why has this been taken from them and by whom? That is what we need to focus on and who we need to sight our weapons on.

      • 45caliber

        While war is bad, sometimes it is necessary. But in a war, the people who are the soldiers are never the ONLY ones who die – even though we might like it to be otherwise. And trying to punish your own soldiers for accidently killing a non-combattant is bad since it destroys morale – which you need to win. Besides, what is a non-combattant? To many, it means someone not carrying a gun but in reality it means someone who is giving no aid. That basically narrows things down to children only. After all, if someone is making a rifle or ammunition to be used by one side or other other (or both as some dealers do) then they are combattants, even if they might wish to argue otherwise.

        • skiprob

          It is very unlikely that you would be able to provide valid evidence that this is a just war. Therefore the U.S. should not be involved.

      • Bert Cundle Sr.

        Are you sugesting a TRIAL? Where TRUTH & All Evidance, is used… to determin a Fair Settlement??? { Good Luck }

  • eddie47d

    The Assad’s have never been known for kindness to their own people so there is no surprise to this behavior. There is also the old sticking point between them and Israel and even Lebanon.This seems to be just another fire burning in the Middle East and an attempt for US involvement. That region wasn’t stabilized by ousting Saddam or Kaddafi so it may be wise to butt out or we could end up with a more unfavorable ruler.

  • skiprob

    First of all you can not trust anything the Main Stream Media says. You should know that. They are probably setting us up for a war in the middle east. Secondly, George, God/nature aborts fetuses all the time in the 1st couple of trimesters. No one goes around saying God kills babies. Or just think how many living, breathing on their own babies would die each year if abortions were not legal up and above the millions that are already dying all over the world. We can’t even take care of the ones that are alive now and you want to incourage people to have more. Do you really want government putting parents in jail for having abortions???? Whose going to take care of the other kids. Child Services???? While no one thinks abortions are a good idea, a government prohibitions has many many negative ramifications. Just as we all know drugs are bad for people, a government prohibition, as the last 35 years shows, is even worse. Get off your overly self righteous high horse and stop trying to regulate the personal affairs of others. Let God do his job that is if you really do trust in God to help us sort out this crazy world of ours.

    • JimH

      skiprob, Is trying to protect unborn babies from being killed by their own mothers “regulating the personal affairs of others”?
      Just wondering.
      If we as a society can cheapen the lives of the most helpless and inocent that live it’s easier to kill the others too.

      • skiprob

        Jim, Your drawing an erroneous conclusion from my beliefs. That is not what I believe. What I beleive is if you solve the real problems facoing our society, then abortion will become a moot problem. Creating a prohibition does not solve the problem.

      • JimH

        The way it is worded it’s easy to come to the wrong conclusion.

  • 45caliber

    Wow! Kicking out the ambassodors! That’s really going to hurt Assad!

    And if you believe that, I have this bridge for sale …

    • JimH

      Next thing you know they will threaten Assad with “economic sanctions”. OH NO!!!!

      • Flashy

        Jim..sanctions are already in place. Ambassadors now pulled out and theirs expelled. The Arab league has been working with this administration and applied further pressure. Turkey is taking in refugees and rumor has it they are supplying the rebellion with military gear …which gear is being replaced by the US and EU NATO countries. Intelligence data is being shared. From an interview yesterday, the Joint Chiefs were requested to supply military options ranging from a type of “Libyan assistance’ to “full fledged intervention’ (and all options in between).

        Pres. Obama has acted with the EU and other industrialized nations vital to our economic interests and the industrialized world has set aside enough oil to last 90 days at current usages. his energy policies have given us a slight bit more of a cushion against oil disruption, and is slowly but steadily tightening the vise all the while preparing the US for worst case..

        Now…given the recent progression of events, the delicate balances to be considered with anything concerning the ME, and the situation here at home whereby the far Right is yelling appeasement or warmongering depending upon the time of day and the audience being played to…

        What would you say is the course for the US to take? What would you do? you have any problem with the course this administration is taking?

      • JimH

        Hi Flashy, As much as I deplore the masacre of anyone(men, women or children),is it our countries business?
        If so, will helping just prolong the war and more will die?
        Will having the right side win be worth the extra casuties?
        If we intervine, can we really make a “positive” difference?
        As cold hearted as it sounds. it may be better to leave it alone and let nature take its course.

      • Flashy

        Jim —> As much as I deplore the masacre of anyone(men, women or children),is it our countries business?
        If so, will helping just prolong the war and more will die?
        Will having the right side win be worth the extra casuties?
        If we intervine, can we really make a “positive” difference?
        As cold hearted as it sounds. it may be better to leave it alone and let nature take its course.

        i would think it is our business. There is much more to the situation than meets the eye. Hamas and Hezbollah receive arms and support from iran via Syria. Cutting out Assad cripples both. Syria is iran’s only ‘friend’ in the ME as of now…so it knocks out an Iranian asset as that situation develops with the nuke issue. Turkey, a NATO ally and strategically situated against the rump of Russia is unstable enough as it is, and leaving Syria to boil over into turkey affects that situation. Don’t forget, Iraq is right next door to Syria.

        now, consider Egypt and the situation there. Politically, the elections coming up have no favorite choice of the people. The first round of elections really screwed them. The Islamists have a parliamentary majority, so what we do as far as signalling support for another Arab Spring is important. Whomever wins the presidency in Egypt, the signal that the US is serious about promoting free elections etc may very well decide the future of democracy in Egypt…and the same for Libya.

        Cold hearted as it may appear, the fight against Assad to date isn’t our blood… and should not be. But there are many ways to be involved without bloodying the field with our blood. And i would think being involved in some way important will aid us in having influence in the new government which succeeds Assad. Especially with Russia and China taking the opposite tact. Do not forget the world political stage and the effects of support by all the Big Powers. Add to that and we should not minimize we are also politically in contest with Britain, France and Germany. They may be allies and friends, but international politics is where friends are friends…and not friends.

        Toos into the salad jordan and the King, israel, Saudi, and yemen..and yeah….. we need to be involved and impacting the situation somehow.

        Your thoughts?

      • JimH

        Flashy, There are things to consider. Have the rebels ask for our help, or are we going to impose it? (the U.S. fought its own civil war with no interference. The Brits may have sent suplies the Confederates, but no troops)
        The French helped in our revolution.
        Is it a revolt or a civil war?
        Will the leader who replaces Assad be any different?
        Will France, Britain and Germany offer real help or just toaken help, with us doing the lions share again.
        If it will be just another incompetent U.N. boondagle,I say NO don’t get involved.
        If there will be competent and decisive action that would swiftly end hostilities and end the masacre It would be worth looking into.
        That is why I said it may be better to let it take its own course. I see a Somolia like U.N. response to be a bigger problem, with more casulties, than a help.

      • 45caliber


        My, my! Some conservative says stay out of the war there and you are getting all chicken hawk on us. Shame, shame! Well, if you believe that we should go in, I will expect you to be the first in line at the recruitment office tomorrow morning. After all, those who push for war should be first in line to go, not someone else’s son or daughter. I have always felt that all Congress should be drafted the moment they declare war on someone.

    • Bert Cundle Sr.

      As thoe assads “Goals”, are to rule the world… With Pitty!

  • Jimmy The Greek

    The government right here in good old America would do to us what the government of Syria is doing if the American people tried to overthrow our government , What is going on over there is a civil war . we need to mind our own business as we should of in world war one , if we had there would never have been a world war two . if any one wants to stick there big nose into Syria let israel do it , with no help from America ! The crap is in there back yard . our back yard is mexico that is were out troops need to be on our border stopping the invasion from the south . That part of the world should be none of our concern !

  • kategray

    Do you think Syria really cares? I think not! When you have Nations that condone this type of behaviour you have to look and see that you do not want them to be part of your life. The UN is a hypocrite and most of those there do the same thing in their own countries. Disband the UN and get it off Americian soil

  • LEVI

    The whole world is looking at America as the only savior to save the blood shed of civilians in Syria but its like Obama is now fixed with BATTLE of second term , the economic recession , gay marriage . than foreign policy .if the administration captured OS AM BIN LADEN., then how is ASSAD???????????? and where is MC RAVEN???????.

    • coal miner

      We should stay out of the middle east altogether.We can’t fight other people’s battles.WE are not the world’s policemen.

      • skiprob

        Spreading freedom and democracy is a meme. It can’t be done. Democracy is a system of government that has always failed. Hense the attempt by our founders of a democratic republic witht he protection of individual rights. Sadly ignorance and greed have given way to our current fascist oligarchy as all government thus far created by humans end up. It is impossible to spread a form of government that we ourselves cannot make work. Understanding why democracies fail is an important key to altering the course of humans. We can continue to do the same erroneous things over and over again expecting different results.

  • ROGER, Irish-Canadian LIBERTARIAN

    The Syrian government would not be so stupid as to cause this massacre.

    Syria is a proxy for Iran and so the REAL “Axis of Evil” ( U.S.,Britain and Israel) must remove Assad, at any expense including murdering women and children. Iran,Syria, Libya, and Iraq had TWO things in common-They were (are) not part of the Western Banking system and they knew that the Zionists are responsible for the Economic and Political problems around the world…THOSE two things are unacceptable for the Zionist Establishment ( Illuminati?). Ask any fundamentalist Jewish rabbi! …or ask Norman Finkelstein or Rabbi Josef Entebi or almost any Rabbi, for that matter.

    Zionists control the “Axis of Evil” plus other Western countries and in particular the Western Banking system and only care about a Zionist Israel and their agenda.the New World Order.

    Iran is their final goal ,in the Middle East.

    • coal miner

      ROGER, Irish-Canadian LIBERTARIAN,…/history-of-zionism-illuminati-new-worl…

      Sep 10, 2011 – A History of Zionism, Illuminati, New World Order and their related events. * This documents is based on Historical Documents .

      • coal miner…/illuminati…/index.php

        Jump to Nazism and Zionism Sponsored by the Same Illuminati Banking Cartel‎: Nazism and Zionism Sponsored by the Same Illuminati Banking …

      • coal miner

        Jul 15, 2004 – If one were to analyze the rise to power of Hitler and his Nazis, the best … But it must be noted that the communist, Zionist Illuminati funded … The intention of the secret Rothschild-led international banking cartel, the Zionist Illuminati, … and governmental power in precisely the same way

  • boyscout

    NB. Not everything that smells like fish is fish. Still, if it smells from afar and it is fish, it is probably not worth frying. If we had facts and not news reports, then deciding what to do with the resources that we have and do not have would be more clear cut. With all the deceit laced through our recent and current involvement in the Near East, and with nor reliable clarity forthcoming, I will compare our decision process to throwing darts in the dark.

  • ROGER, Irish-Canadian LIBERTARIAN

    “Coal Miner”…i am getting a message that, that particular page “doesn’t exist” although the Web Site does

    • coal miner

      Try the last website!

  • 45caliber

    This will do a lot of good, I’m sure. I’m certain that Assad will be down on his knees begging to be accepted back. Right.

    Interestingly enough the Demos are now calling for us to invade Syria while most Conservatives are wanting to wait or let Europe handle this. But then, the Demos MUST support their President. They can’t even conceive of saying that him might be making a mistake.

  • Oldbutnot a dumbass 2012

    This is All we Need folks Another war!!If anyone thinks that America has all the answers ,or can fix any problem isn’t looking at our past records of screw-ups,or either they have their heads up their butts!!!!This goes to show how Barbaric people can get.It isn’t so much ,what kind of weapons they have and use,but its whats in their heart that really counts!!!(of course this is my own opinion ,which we have a right to in this country)

  • Gang Buster 2012

    I’ll go along with that!!!


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