February 22, 2012

No help for Syria?

American War correspondent, Marie Colvin, age 56, and French photojournalist, Remi Ochlik, age 28, died on February 22, 2012, in the shelling of Homs, Syria, by Syrian Government forces. 

Remi Ochlik and Marie Colvin,  journalists killed in
Homs, Syria
Nine journalists have died in Syria in recent months while covering the uprising in Syria, against the dictator, Bashar Assad. 

The United Nations said last month that violence linked to the uprising has killed more than 5,400 people. U.N. officials stopped updating the death toll in January, saying it was too difficult to obtain information. Human rights groups and activists say more than 7,000 people have been killed by Syrian security forces since the uprising began in March. 

Hours before her death, Marie Colvin had reported to the BBC: 

I watched a little baby die today. Absolutely horrific, a 2-year old child had been hit. They stripped him and found the shrapnel had gone into the left chest and the doctor said, 'I can't do anything.' His little tummy just kept heaving until he died.

She also apparently asked: Where is the help for the people of Homs, Syria? Where is Nato? 

The rebels against the barbaric Libyan regime of Muammar Gaddafi, were aided by Nato forces, which helped in the toppling of the corrupt Libyan government. 

Anti-government rebels killed in Homs, Syria
Why is there no help for Syrian rebels?

Could it be that Libya has huge reserves of oil, which is of interest to Nato countries and Syria doesn't? 
Do we have to see oil pumps,
before we help the dying?

Syria is currently an exporter of oil, but it is predicted that in a decade they will be net importers of oil. In other words, their oil isn't worth s**t. 

Is this why Nato countries don't intercede in the on-going destruction of Syria? 

Only God and the politicians know the answer to this question. 

God help the citizens of Homs, Syria. God save their children. Amen

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