The European Union introduced new sanctions against Syria

The European Union introduced new sanctions against SyriaFrom Syria there are conflicting data. Damascus reports that recently the approaches to the town of Nahal and he had been occupied by foreign fighters, and police and army released city and put things in order there. At the same time, the Syrian opposition knows that in fact there there was a shot of a peaceful demonstration, and that the Nahal blocked the Syrian military. The EU Council has apparently decided to believe the opposition and impose additional sanctions against Damascus. Namely, to freeze the bank's assets and prohibit race to the European Union on May 30 representatives of the Syrian authorities. In addition, it was an embargo on the supply of weapons to Syria. A UN Security Council prepares for a critical meeting.

According to the enemies of the Government army destroys the peaceful inhabitants in the town of Nahal, according to a government agency, on the contrary army waging war against armed militants who attacked government offices and police stations.

According to official data, the militants seized as hostages and peaceful inhabitants were from the rooftops chaotic fire from machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at soldiers, who tried to dismantle the barricades. According to Arab TV stations, a day in Syria killed 145 people, with all this solely in the town of Nahal killed 113 inhabitants. Authorities said the tough actions do not apply to civilians. For example, a brash, according to official data, the troops were introduced after the massacre in the town with dozens of dead and the wounded.

But the West has already made conclusions and definitely decided who in this story is "bad guy." Office of the European Union asked for a court martial guilty of killing protesters in Nekhel and argue that even against rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns authorities have no right to use military equipment. U.S. President Barack Obama said: "I am appalled by the Syrian government brutality and violence which makes it against its own people."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Syrian government to "immediately end this violent offensive." But here's the curious thing, the head of the UN stares of Syria, and to Yemen, where for several months, there are fights between government troops and members of extremist groups, and also kill people, the UN's business.

Since independence from France, Syria immediately became a very influential player in Middle East politics. Specifically, the official Damascus was a close ally of the Soviet Union in the region, the management of the country has always been a very targeted anti-Western and anti-Israel. Syria openly supported by Iran, Palestinian militants and the Lebanese party of "Hezbollah". Syria has a powerful army, sixteenth largest in the world. It should be noted that today the country's president Bashar al-Assad and his father Hafiz al-Assad in Syria, as is often the case in the East, the government ran across from father to son. They managed to build up enough equilibrium system, where on the one hand the government aggressively holds the key to people's lives and on the other provide social guarantees and stability. For example, in Syria free medical care, go to school the young students are not particularly hard, and the government pays for this study.

Dissatisfaction with the government, and it is still there, due to religious reasons. The problem is that most of the country's inhabitants are Sunni Muslims. A top leadership are Alawites, which some theologians believe the Muslim sect, others just do not relate to Muslims, but to a particular culture. Specifically, it has become a prerequisite for the events of February 1982, which went down in history as the "Massacre in Nekhel." Specifically, in the same town almost 30 years ago, the Syrian army suppressed speech Islamist terrorists were ruled out of the organization "Muslim Brotherhood." Then killed about 40 thousand people. In fact, from the time in Syria is not much that has changed in the midst of Muslims and left a lot of unhappy alavistkoy top. And they can become, if not already have, that the fifth column.

Most western favorites did not stay not seen in Damascus, and the head of Syria Bashar al-Assad, congratulating the military on the anniversary of the creation of the army of the country, just said that Syria faced planned komplotom, which aims to "division of the country, and following the fragmentation of the region into small feuding between a country. "

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