The USA has become such a joke, liar, imperialist, dictator, fascist state of thousands of human rights violations worldwide. It is an embarrassment to say that one lives in the USA. It is worse to be complicit in all the war crimes committed by Bush and Obama et al. Why would Syria ever consider listening to any one person from the US government, or Obama?
Assad's regime seems emboldened by the diplomatic thaw, seeing it as an opportunity to crack down further, instead of improving its record. President Barack Obama and his aides must make it clear that this is unacceptable, and that the jailing of activists like Maleh will lead to Syria's continued isolation. So far, the White House has issued a tepid statement expressing its "deep concern" over Maleh's detention and urging the Syrian regime to "end its practice of arbitrary arrests."
Mar 6 2010 - 2:18pm