The conflict in Syria has reached "unprecedented levels of horror", peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has told the UN Security Council.
The UN-Arab League envoy said Syria was being destroyed "bit by bit" with grave consequences for the wider region.
He was speaking hours after evidence emerged of a fresh massacre in the northern city of Aleppo....
...and two quotes:
(1)“We continue to take steps with our partners to provide both humanitarian aid and non-lethal assistance to the opposition [i.e. weapons, money, instructors/mercenaries] and to work with our partners to help bring about a post-Assad Syria that reflects the will of the Syrian people [i.e. will of the Chief Demiocracy on our poor earth]," (White House spokesman Jay Carney) ;
(2)“What’s disconcerting and disappointing is that the North Atlantic countries have not learned the lessons of Libya…those countries turned the tables on Gaddafi and lined-up with the.. terrorists to topple him. Now they’re seeking to do the same thing in Syria, which suggests they have not learnt even the most recent lessons of history,” (historian Gerald Horne).................
British model Naomi Campbell (left) is comforted by a friend as she reacts emotional after passing the coffin of South Africa`s former president Nelson Mandela (background) lying in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on December 11, 2013....
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A husband comes home late in the night. His wife starts yelling at him:
“Where the heck have you been?”