Breaking News

Houla Massacre Makes Russia Reconsider their Allegiance to Syria
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Russia is being forced to revise its defense of Syria now that over a hundred men, women, and an alarming number of children have been massacred this weekend in Houla. Though Syria’s leader, Bashar Assad, denies responsibility for the death of the men and women, 20 of which succumbed to heavy military attack, and the rest which were stabbed to death — sometimes whole families in their home — nations across the world have nevertheless evicted Syria’s foreign ministers in response tot he outrage that the rest of the world blames on Assad.

“Bashar al-Assad is the murderer of his people,” said French Foreign minster Laurent Fabius. “He must relinquish his power. The sooner that better.”

“This massacre of more than 100 men, women, and children in Houla was a hideous and brutal crime,” said Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr.


Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle similarly expelled the Syrian ambassador on Tuesday, saying “The Syrian regime is responsible for the terrible actions in Houla. Whoever there or elsewhere violates the U.N. security council resolutions by using heavy weapons against their own people must bear serious diplomatic and political consequences.”

Similarly, Canada planned to dispel their Syrian diplomats saying, “Canada and our partners are speaking loudly, with one voice, in saying these Syrian representatives are not welcome in our countries while their masters in Damascus continue to perpetrate their heinous and murder acts.”

The U.N. spokesman Rupert Coville carried the same tone, “Almost half of the ones we know of [who perished at the Houla massacre] are children — that is totally pardonable — and a very large number of women as well. At this point, it looks like entire families were shot in their own homes.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Because of all these united voices, Russia, which has previously defended Syria and which is Syria’s last global ally, is rethinking its relationship to that country, a country led by Assad, who claims that his army acted in self-defense against these men and women, and who also says that Western opinion over his country amounted to nothing but soap bubbles. Russia does insist that the rebels share part of the blame for this massacre, but they are no longer so categorical in their defense of Assad’s government.





Search Now

Real Estate Transactional Attorney with 4-12 years of leasing experience


Irvine office of our client seeks real estate transactional attorney with 4-12 years of experience. ...

Apply Now

Complex Litigation Attorney with 3-5 years of arbitration experience


Miami office of our client seeks complex litigation attorney with 3-5 years of law firm experience i...

Apply Now

Senior Business & Commercial Litigation Attorney


Irvine office is seeking a business and commercial litigation attorney with 5+ years of experience. ...

Apply Now

Labor and Employment Attorney with 3-4 years of litigation experience

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks labor and employment attorney with 3-4 years of litigation ex...

Apply Now


Trademark & Business Law Associate | Burlington, Vermont


Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC (DRM) is seeking an Associate attorney with 1-3 years of trademark and tra...

Apply now

Patent Assistant (Patent Prosecution)


We have an immediate opening for a Patent Assistant to join our team!  The Patent Assistant pro...

Apply now

Paralegal / Legal Secretary

USA-CA-Solana Beach

Job Description and Qualifications : Paralegal / Legal Secretary - Duties will include preparat...

Apply now

Legal Secretary / Paralegal

USA-NY-Pearl River

Busy fast paced Rockland County Matrimonial firm seeking full time experienced family law paralegal ...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top