World leaders joined forces to condemn the killings. Russia and China's continuing UN veto means that taking action will not be straightforward. Today however May 29, 2012, many countries in the West have utilised their diplomatic option.
In the UK Syrian officials have been expelled from Great Britain. Other countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and Canada have done the same. It may be a drop in the ocean against the Syrian regime but it is a start.
Bashar Assad's wife holds a UK passport. Her father is a leading Cardiologist in the UK. In an attempt to persuade Mr Assad to desist petitioners are pleading with Mrs Assad. Her father has already questioned just what is going on. Whilst some people in Syria suffer oppression and worse she enjoys a lavish lifestyle spending money as if it were going out of fashion. How much longer she can ignore what is happening is hard to guess. If she does know the truth then in the end she will be in as damned a position as the regime leaders.
Expelling diplomats will be the start of what could prove to be a very long road for Syria and the World.
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