90 dead in Syrian massacre - mostly children

The government of President Assad is telling the Syrian people that the violence that killed 90 citizens was the result of "terrorist gangs." The opposition says it was the Syrian army shelling a small town indiscriminately. In the end, dead is dead. And Assad's bloody fingerprints are all over this one. Reuters: A member of the fragmented exile group that says it speaks for Syria's political opposition said Assad's forces had killed "entire families" in Houla in addition to the shelling. "The Syrian National Council (SNC) urges the U.N. Security Council to call for an emergency meeting ... and to determine the responsibility of the United Nations in the face of such mass killings," SNC spokeswoman Bassma Kodmani said. Opposition activists said Syrian forces had opened fire with artillery on Friday after skirmishing with insurgents in Houla, a cluster of villages north of the city of Homs, itself battered by shelling. Although Annan's six-week old ceasefire plan has failed...(Read Full Post)