Ban 'Strongly Deplores' Fatal Shootings from Syria into Lebanon, Turkey
U.N. leader the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon
... of whom it can be said to his credit that he is not Kofi Annan...
on Monday "strongly" deplored the fatal cross-border shootings from Syria into Leb and Turkey earlier in the day, U.N. front man Martin Nesirky said in a statement.
Ban also made a final plea for Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
The Scourge of Hama...
to halt attacks on civilians ahead of a Tuesday deadline to withdraw troops and heavy guns from Syria's cities.
"The secretary general reiterates his demand that the government of Syria immediately cease all military actions against civilians and fulfill all of its commitments made through joint special envoy Kofi Annan
...Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh and so far the worst Secretary-General of the UN. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for something or other that probably sounded good at the time. In December 2004, reports surfaced that Kofi's son Kojo received payments from the Swiss company Cotecna, which had won a lucrative contract under the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Kofi Annan called for an investigation to look into the allegations, which stirred up the expected cesspool but couldn't seem to come up with enough evidence to indict Kofi himself, or even Kojo...
," said Nesirky.
Syria had accepted Annan's plan for government troops and weapons to be withdrawn from cities by Tuesday but put up last minute conditions that opposition groups must make a written guarantee that they would lay down their arms.
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