Trusting governments in the Middle East..?

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria fell under renewed threat of international action today after peace negotiator Kofi Annan said his regime had broken its promises to embrace a ceasefire.

Mr. Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general who has tried to broker an accord, told the Security Council that the regime had not pulled its troops and heavy equipment out of towns and cities by today, as demanded.

“It is essential that the next 48 hours bring visible signs of immediate and indisputable change in the military posture of the government forces throughout the country, as called upon by the six-point plan,” a letter read to the council said. He added that Syria was demanding a guarantee that the rebels lay down their arms and disband, and a commitment by regional nations not to arm them.  These requirements were not part of his original plan, Mr Annan said

As regime forces continued to shell towns and cities, including allegations of aerial bombardment, Britain and other Western powers called for Mr Assad to be censured by the UN. William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said he wanted the Security Council to refer Mr Assad to the International Criminal Court. “President Assad and his closest cronies should be under no doubt that they will be held to account for their actions,” he said.

The Security Council called for the Syrian government to make a “fundamental change of course” to end hostilities by 6am Damascus time Thursday.

Now here comes some rather enlightened – if you will – public opinion poll done on site here at Word Press. We asked people if America should “intervene into the war” that is currently going on in Syria. It is truly amazing to us how the results came out. First, it is the largest poll response we’ve received. Second, results were languaged in such a way that any participant had to make a decision.

We used as our topic question: “Should the United States Intervene in the war in Syria?” In order to assist the participants we offered: Yes: Oh hell yeah: No; and Oh hell no. Therefore predicated upon this criteria;

No received 45.4% of the vote
Oh Hell No received 45.4% of the vote
And Yes received 9.09% of the vote

So it’s likely based on this data that those who participated in the poll, over 90% stated No, or Oh Hell no, with 9% voting yes. These results are pretty lopsided in these set of data.

We believe that American’s are done with being the world’s police force and democracy makers. We believe that as a nation our largest expense should be the safety of its people, with an extraordinary sophisticated war apparatus. However, this should be done with the protection of our people in mind.

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