Syria opens fire on protesters under Assad’s command
Examiner.com | Michael Hughes | Geopolitics Examiner
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad as a “reformer” this weekend, despite Assad’s atrocious human rights record and the regime’s violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, which has resulted in over 60 deaths in the past week alone. According to Clinton:
”There is a different leader in Syria now, many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer,” she said.
Unlike Libya, Clinton said the U.S. would not intervene militarily to stop the Syrian regime’s murderous repression of its own people. Commentary’s Alana Goodman said Assad can rest easy now, knowing he can gun down peaceful protesters with impunity.