Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Crackdown Continues in Syria As US Considers Sanctions

Bashar al-Assad's regime isn't holding back in quelling the opposition to his regime with the use of deadly force.

While countries like the US are mulling sanctions and the UN is considering a harshly worded statement, the regime continues using live ammunition on its citizens protesting against the regime's harsh tactics, which include torture and indefinite detentions of their fellow Syrians. The US doesn't have much in the way of diplomatic or economic ties to the country, so the effects of its sanctions would be quite limited. Sanctions from a country like France would be more significant since the two countries have had a long history since the end of the First World War.

Gunfire continues to ripple across the country, including in Daraa, which was the epicenter of mass protests against the regime.

No comments: