Baird condemns deadly Syrian strike on border town in Turkey

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is condemning Syria’s fatal shelling of a Turkish border town that left five civilians dead.

OTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is condemning Syria’s fatal shelling of a Turkish border town that left five civilians dead.

The incident has ratcheted up tensions between the two countries, and sparked an emergency meeting of the political representatives of NATO, of which Turkey is a member.

The blast appeared to come from forces of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, which is fighting rebels backed by Turkey.

“Canada strongly condemns, in no uncertain terms, this attack by the Assad regime across Syria’s border,” Baird told a brief news conference in the foyer of the House of Commons.

“All countries must bring pressure to bear on Syria for Assad to go.”

Turkish media say a Syrian missile hit a house in the Turkish village of Akcakale, killing five civilians, including children, and wounding a dozen others.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on Syria to respect the territorial integrity of its neighbour.

“Canada calls for calm and for the Assad regime to stop drawing the region into a self-inflicted conflict and war on the Syrian people,” said Baird.

“The Syrian people deserve better than this illegitimate and murderous regime.”

Baird has criticized the UN Security Council for its inaction on Syria.




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Baird condemns deadly Syrian strike on border town in Turkey

  1. The EUSSR needed Libya’s oil and since they have been on US military welfare since WW2, they had their dupe Sodom Hussein Obama arrange the assassination of their newly uncooperative stooge Muammar Queerdaffy, who they previously had on the UN Human Rights Commission…

    In Syria, nobody wants to get involved because it would force them to admit that George Bush was right and the WMDs Saddam Hussein did have and did use on Kurds and Iranians went over to his friend (and formerly theirs) Assad in the Ba’ath Socialist party.

    The EUSSR socialists can never face the facts of what socialism really is

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    “The U.S. has lost track of some of Syria’s chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday, and does not know if any potentially lethal chemicals have fallen into the hands of Syrian rebels or Iranian forces inside the country.”

    - Foreign Policy (9-29)

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    Leon Puñettas was too busy having gay pride celebrations at the Pentagon… now there is a dead ambassador and all they can do is play with their wee wees and cry about some stupid movie?

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