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UN chief: Use of chemical weapons in Syria would be ‘a crime against humanity’

23.08.2013 02:48

The use of chemical weapons in Syria would constitute a “crime against humanity,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said, adding that there will be “serious consequences” if the reports transpire to be true.

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Jose Lopez 13.08.2014 11:16

Dear Partner,

Si nce the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

José M López Sierra
TodosUnid osDescolonizarPR


Rafasa Arandas 28.08.2013 01:53

EYEAM 25.08.2013 18:37

UN let's also talk about the rivers that flowed with the dead of the First Nations people of what is now America and Canada, from the germ warfare they used to take the land of them.


Wh at does that have to do with the Middle East, though? So your only response is that because some governments have used these weapons, Assad should have that right as well?


EYEAM 25.08.2013 18:40

USA and Brittain is behind this. Now that everyone is watching around the world they just use deceit to get what they want.


EYEAM 25.08.2013 18:37

UN let's also talk about the rivers that flowed with the dead of the First Nations people of what is now America and Canada, from the germ warfare they used to take the land of them.


EYEAM 25.08.2013 18:35

UN your America and Britian used germ warfare on the First Nations people when No one was looking then now that the world knows and sees these countries were developed unjustly what are you going to do sit around and make truth and reconciliation with them?
I believe America and the UN is probally behind this. America has proved threw their actions that they have no regard for life and now they claim to care? Lies they have no regard for life only their American dream which is a living nightmare for the First Nation people around the world now. Thank God he has a place for people that have no regard for life.


Kenneth T. Tellis 25.08.2013 11:17

If Syria which has been accused of using chemical is to be prosecuted for it, why has U.S. been overlooked for using AGENT ORANGE in Vietnam? In the case of Vietnam Agent Orange is stiil causing prople to suffer and die in agony. Charge the U.S. first with using chemical weapons before Syria.


Robert Michael Balloid 25.08.2013 10:17

Why would anybody want to hear the what the UN says


Rod Lloyd 24.08.2013 15:00

Serious Consequences.... really like what, a letter!!! talk about a toothless organisation in the pay of the very ones doing all the terrorising in the name of global profit.
Wasn't it the Rothchild's who set up the UN so as to cntrol all nations in any direction he wished them to go for his own naferious greed of power.
Time to cut the head off this snake that is rapidly choking the peoples of the world now.


Kevin 24.08.2013 11:35

Crime against Humanity?? But the killing of thousands of men women and children by guns and bombs is Not. Are their any humans left in the UN and US/UK military.


fran7 24.08.2013 06:29

UN have a chance here to show the real culprits using poison gas and that is the cannibal rebels who have already shown they will use any means to kill innocent Syrian people as they try to blame Assad government who are winning the war. It is a despicable desperate attempt by the cannibal rebels who are fighting amongst themselves and are nothing but western backed gangsters.


Brad Mead 24.08.2013 02:00

And the US use of drones to kill innocent bystanders is OK.


Alex 23.08.2013 21:20

Nobody even ask where these chemicals are coming from. You must be braindead if you believe Assad use chemicals. However those thugs backed by the west and camel riders in Saudi certianly would. Just remeber all the bullshit about Iraq and wMD by US and British gov.??


Carlos 23.08.2013 21:04

peter snow 23.08.2013 07:03

Once again Russia and china jump to the aid of child murderer ASSad. The man who wont let UN in inspecters see the site of the attack until he has cleaned up all evidence.


My goodness, looking at all your posts you come across as someone virulently anti Russian? Assad my well be a child murderer but frankly the western back opposition are no better. US UK troops have killed more innocents that Assad ever has. You have come to the wrong site to peddle pro western propaganda. Their aren't to many people on this site that will give you the time of day.


Ed Camilo 23.08.2013 18:56

Regardless of who's guilty in this latest attack in Syria the fact is that the attack did take place; Therefore, the UN bosses,those with veto powers at the UN, must deploy armed troops to Syria, send Assad's troops back to the barracks, force the terrorists to stop shooting and proceed on to investigate the incident while at the same time preparing the country for general elections and allowing all parties to present their candidacy.. Those refusing to go along must be declared terrorists and dealt with as such.
Long live the Syria people and may reason and peace prevail!


Autonomous 23.08.2013 18:35

December 25 email sent from Britam's Business Development Director David Goulding to company founder Philip Doughty:

It reads: 'Phil... We’ve got a new offer. It’s about Syria again. Qataris propose an attractive deal and swear that the idea is approved by Washington.

'We’ll have to deliver a CW to Homs, a Soviet origin g-shell from Libya similar to those that Assad should have.

'They want us to deploy our Ukrainian personnel that should speak Russian and make a video record.

'Fr ankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea but the sums proposed are enormous. Your opinion?

'K ind regards, David.'


Rani Muller 23.08.2013 16:15

Finger pointing and finding those responsible is probably a useless and time consuming undertaking.
This is a most cowardly act and on both sides we have witnessed murderous acts being committed.
In the name of Allah, Jesus, God, Mary, Buddha and whomever you believe in or pray to: no child, no human being deserves to die like this, writhing in utter agony.
It has to stop!
Where are the real leaders in this world? Who dares to finally show some guts and some rightful indignation and decides to call the diverse sides in the Syrian conflict to sit around a table to begin by listening to each others' grievances?


Dan Hughes 23.08.2013 15:16

Russia & China have been aiding Assad since long before this problem started.When US UK and other NATO countries wanted to stop this before it got too serious Russia & China vetoed it all in UN .The reason being that they said would start a civil war.Well now everyday we see the results of their incompetence and lack of compassion as always

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