U.S. unsure new Syria law will be improvement

The United States is unsure that Syria’s draft law to lift emergency rule will be less restrictive, a State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

Syria’s government passed a draft law to lift 48 years of emergency rule. State news agency SANA said the cabinet ratified draft legislation which must still be signed by President Bashar al-Assad.

“It’s unclear whether they’ve passed legislation to lift the emergency law, but that a new law requiring protesters — to receive permission from the Interior Ministry before holding demonstration — may be in play here,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

Syria’s cabinet also passed legislation to “regulate the right of peaceful protest” and Interior Ministry permission will be required to demonstrate in Syria, the state news agency said.

In light of some of the comments from Syria’s interior minister, “this new legislation may prove as restrictive as the emergency law it replaced,” Toner said.

Toner also said that violence overnight by soldiers firing on protesters continued “to raise serious concerns and it remains clear that the Syrian government needs to urgently implement broader reforms and … to cease violence against peaceful protesters.” Reuters

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    The Assad Family are finally tasting the blood of the thousands, upon thousands of Lebanese they killed during the civil war in Lebanon, plus what they did to Hariri, and also to the 20 thousand of their own people, Hafez el Assad killed, in Hama, in 1982, like it was nothing.

    Back in 1982, ya Bashar, there was no Internet, no YouTube, no Skype, no Facebook, no camera cell phones, however, today, dear “Western-educated” Dr. Bashar, you cannot simpy turn the lights out, like your father did, back then.

    The world sees what you are doing, and either you are deaf, dumb, and blind (with all due respect to the deaf, dumb and blind), or you are outright very, very stupid, and cannot see your days, and the days of your psychotic brother, Maher, your corrupt cousin, Rami, your butcher, Rustom Ghazali, and your leftover buddy, Farouk Sharaa, are fast coming to an end.

    Freedom, for the good people of Syria, is just around the corner. Next up, Iran, Hizbollah, and Hamas….the world is changing, ya Bashar, and you and your clowns are missing the boat…..you need to pack your bags, and get out of the country…hear that sound, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock….? That’s the clock, and it’s getting closer to your judgement day…..ever hear the phrase, “the sins of the father, are passed on to the son”? Yep, you and Maher are the son’s of the Lion, and the Lion’s roar will soon be very quiet…..very quiet…..forever…..what goes around, comes around, ya Bashar…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    The Assad Family are finally tasting the blood of the thousands, upon thousands of Lebanese they killed during the civil war in Lebanon, plus what they did to Hariri, and also to the 20 thousand of their own people, Hafez el Assad killed, in Hama, in 1982, like it was nothing.

    Back in 1982, ya Bashar, there was no Internet, no YouTube, no Skype, no Facebook, no camera cell phones, however, today, dear “Western-educated” Dr. Bashar, you cannot simpy turn the lights out, like your father did, back then.

    The world sees what you are doing, and either you are deaf, dumb, and blind (with all due respect to the deaf, dumb and blind), or you are outright very, very stupid, and cannot see your days, and the days of your psychotic brother, Maher, your corrupt cousin, Rami, your butcher, Rustom Ghazali, and your leftover buddy, Farouk Sharaa, are fast coming to an end.

    Freedom, for the good people of Syria, is just around the corner. Next up, Iran, Hizbollah, and Hamas….the world is changing, ya Bashar, and you and your clowns are missing the boat…..you need to pack your bags, and get out of the country…hear that sound, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock….? That’s the clock, and it’s getting closer to your judgement day…..ever hear the phrase, “the sins of the father, are passed on to the son”? Yep, you and Maher are the son’s of the Lion, and the Lion’s roar will soon be very quiet…..very quiet…..forever…..what goes around, comes around, ya Bashar…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TAYJSYCECZXQQ3PDZ2Q4NII65A C S

    The Assad Family are finally tasting the blood of the thousands, upon thousands of Lebanese they killed during the civil war in Lebanon, plus what they did to Hariri, and also to the 20 thousand of their own people, Hafez el Assad killed, in Hama, in 1982, like it was nothing.

    Back in 1982, ya Bashar, there was no Internet, no YouTube, no Skype, no Facebook, no camera cell phones, however, today, dear “Western-educated” Dr. Bashar, you cannot simpy turn the lights out, like your father did, back then.

    The world sees what you are doing, and either you are deaf, dumb, and blind (with all due respect to the deaf, dumb and blind), or you are outright very, very stupid, and cannot see your days, and the days of your psychotic brother, Maher, your corrupt cousin, Rami, your butcher, Rustom Ghazali, and your leftover buddy, Farouk Sharaa, are fast coming to an end.

    Freedom, for the good people of Syria, is just around the corner. Next up, Iran, Hizbollah, and Hamas….the world is changing, ya Bashar, and you and your clowns are missing the boat…..you need to pack your bags, and get out of the country…hear that sound, tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock….? That’s the clock, and it’s getting closer to your judgement day…..ever hear the phrase, “the sins of the father, are passed on to the son”? Yep, you and Maher are the son’s of the Lion, and the Lion’s roar will soon be very quiet…..very quiet…..forever…..what goes around, comes around, ya Bashar…..

  • Constantin7

    Bashar tell Asma to pack the suit cases and have a private jet ready in the Damascus airport. Also tell her to gather all the Jawaher and be ready to swallow few diamonds on your way out, in order to have a half-decent life in exile, because the minute you leave all your properties and monies around the world will be frozen and returned to the Syrian government and people. So start training to swallow and shit diamonds…..lolll

  • Anonymous

    Bashar tell Asma to pack the suit cases and have a private jet ready in the Damascus airport. Also tell her to gather all the Jawaher and be ready to swallow few diamonds on your way out, in order to have a half-decent life in exile, because the minute you leave all your properties and monies around the world will be frozen and returned to the Syrian government and people. So start training to swallow and shit diamonds…..lolll