Syrian government continues to pound its population
A government divided against its own people shall not stand. That is a lesson Syrian officials are unlikely to conclude.
“"Should the Syrian government yet again refuse to implement its commitments, make promises and then break them and continue and escalate the killing, then I think it will be clear to all that there isn't yet prospect for diplomatic solution," Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Monday. "We still hope that that's possible, we still want to give that a final chance, but I don't think we, or anybody else, are particularly optimistic."
Syrians fire shells into Lebanon
This breach makes Syria an international menace.
“BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian forces opened fire across two tense borders Monday, killing a TV journalist in Lebanon and at least two people in a refugee camp in Turkey on the eve of a deadline for a cease-fire plan that seems all but certain to fail.
Across Syria, activists reported particularly heavy violence with more than 125 people killed in the past two days.
The Obama administration expressed outrage at the violence spilling over the frontiers, saying the Syrian government appeared to have little commitment to the peace plan that was negotiated by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan.