Bashar al-Assad

Solving The Syria Conflict: We Should Assassinate President Bashar al-Assad [Op-Ed]

The best way to solve the Syrian conflict would be to assassinate President Bashar al-Assad. Harsh, yes, but consider this: in the last 15 months, more than 13,000 people have died in Syria in a bloody attempt to overthrow him, and any uprising by the Free Syrian Army has resulted in the deaths of innocent women and children.

The case against al-Assad is not hard to see, displayed in headlines over the last few weeks, which include massacres in Hama province and Houla, as well as an all-out battle against the Free Syrian Army on the streets of Damascus.

Monday’s headlines only show an increase in violence, with activists reporting the Syrian army utilizing civilians as human shields in order to infiltrate rebel-held cities, according to Newser.

The U.N. denounced the Syrian army and Assad regime on Monday for allegedly using helicopter guns to shell rebel-held cities, trapping and killing many civilians, according to Yahoo News. U.N. spokeswoman Sausan Ghosheh stated on Monday that

“UN observers reported heavy fighting in Rastan and Talbiseh, north of (Homs), with artillery and mortar shelling, as well as firing from helicopters, machine guns and smaller arms.”