Despite no change in Syrian behavior that caused Bush 2 to sever diplomatic ties, despite Syria's Hariri assassination, despite Syria's massive rearming of Hezbollah in violation of UNSC1701 - our idiot boy in the White House decidedto reward Assad with renewed diplomatic ties, and INCREDIBLY - with repeated praise from Hillary that Assad was a "reformer"???? The outcome was entirelypredictable - Assad interpreted this as a green light to step up the regime's violence to a new level, with assurance of no heat from the Obama team - which is exactly what we now see. Libya gets NATO airstrikes, but all Syria gets from the Obama regime is 40-lashes-with-a-wet-noodle "condemnations", a far less hysterical response than Bibi got for issuing paperwork for a new apartment to be built in Jerusalem in 3 years.
Syrian rebels call for regional alliance against Russia and Iran (Reuters)
from the article: 12 killed by security forces at funerals across Syria