31 July 2012 /CENGİZ ÇANDAR
The Assad regime, which was barely trying to survive in Damascus two weeks ago, is now raining death on the Syrian people in Aleppo, the country’s largest city, with tanks, aircraft and helicopters. Aleppo is facing an obvious massacre. Can’t it be prevented?
Yes, it can, but if only there is the determination for prevention. The way for this to happen is not through the occupation of Aleppo by a foreign army but rather by closing the airspace over Aleppo and carrying out a land operation on the regime’s death machines. But the world is not showing enough courage to do so. And although our prime minister was roaring in May 2011 that he will not let what happened in Hama or Halabja occur in the region, today when Aleppo is facing the threat of a greater massacre, the only serious threat being made is against Syrian Kurds, who are only trying to restore the rights that were taken from them long ago.