Syria is walking all over the UN
The massacre of the children of Houla and their families has deepened the sense of crisis in Syria, but the United Nations is unlikely to do anything about it.
Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus Monday for yet another round of emergency talks on his tattered and bullet-riddled six-week old UN peace plan.
When Syrian troops began their nine-hour artillery and tank assault Friday, activists in Houla pleaded with the UN peacekeepers to go to the town, in the hope their presence might protect residents. But the UN observers only arrived Saturday, in time to count the bodies.
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