Post by Dr. Abdulghani Sankari, 12.15.13, posted with permission:
Today is one of worst days on civilians in Aleppo city where my family still live in. Barrels of nails and TNT were thrown from military helicopters all day on 11 residential districts in Aleppo city (attached photo) resulting severe injuries and several dozens civilians killed including at least 12 children. The surgeons and ICU doctors are overwhelmed calling for help as they see people dying from their wounds and cannot do anything as all operating rooms are full. Dr Ammar Zakaria one of few anesthesiologists in Syria said today to Telegraph "what is happening in Aleppo is a massacre, my Intensive care unit is full of children" who is also part of #Aleppo City Medical Council http://t.co/3SBharZsxi
As American citizens we should ask the administration for not only disarming the chemical weapons as the killing continue using other ugly ways that are considered crimes against humanity by all means. With skepticism starting to loom about Geneva 2 before it is even started I suggest to request the following proposals to congress:
1- Asking our administration to demand from Russia and other Syria regime allies to put pressure on Assad to stop immediately these massacres and human rights violations.
2- To put pressure on neighboring countries Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq to control their borders with Syria to stop extremists from entering Syria including Hizballah, and ISIS .
3- To put more pressure on the regime by more sanctions on every one involved in these crimes and refer them to the international criminal court.
4- To demand humanitarian corridors to deliver aids and winterization items as a bitter cold weather just started to kill people.
5- To ask our administration to work with moderate opposition and support them before it is too late. Extremists are taking over opposition controlled areas and that pose a national security risk for United States and allies in the region.