Obama’s ‘red line’ that has now been crossed
Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 24, 2012
The Syrian American Council (SAC) — the nation’s largest Syrian-American advocacy organization — condemns in the strongest possible terms the Assad regime’s reported use of poisonous gas in Homs and calls upon President Barack Obama to take the necessary steps to stop the killing and help topple the Assad regime.
According to reports by Aljazeera, seven people have died in Homs after they inhaled a “poisonous gas” in an opposition-held neighbourhood during a battle with revolutionary forces. On Sunday, activists with the Homs Revolutionary Council reported the attack on the besieged neighbourhoods in the city and released videos of dozens of men suffering from nausea, fainting and choking following what they said was a poison gas attack.
President Barack Obama has warned Assad that using chemical weapons would be ”totally unacceptable” and that the regime would be held accountable.
“The Assad regime continued its daily massacres throughout Syria with an attack on a bakery in Hama that killed hundreds of people and a reportedly chemical weapons attack in Homs – Obama’s ‘red line’ that has now been crossed,” said SAC President Talal Sunbulli. “We call upon the Obama administration and the international community to take the necessary steps to stop the killing in Syria and help the revolutionaries topple the Assad regime.”
According to the Strategic Research and Communications Centre, more than 50,000 people have been killed by the Assad regime, including 3,700+ children, since the beginning of the revolution in March 2011. There are more than 500,000 Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and millions of people have now been displaced inside the country.