The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate.
The United States and Russia are in the midst of a war of words over who is supporting whom and destabilizing the situation more. Meanwhile, in Syria, reports of massacres continue and there have even been reports of Syrian military officials using children as young as 8 as human shields.
For the Americans' part, they accuse Russia of shipping attack helicopters to Syria, its key ally in the region, to enable the government to put down the unrest that has been ongoing for more than a year.
“We have confronted the Russians about stopping their continued arms shipments to Syria,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at an appearance with President Shimon Peres of Israel, according to The New York Times. “They have, from time to time, said that we shouldn’t worry; everything they’re shipping is unrelated to their actions internally. That’s patently untrue.”
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