As news from Syria gets worse and worse, Spain has followed the examples of France, Italy, Bulgaria, Australia, Japan, Turkey, the United States, Britain and Germany and has expelled the Syrian Ambassador to Spain. The decision came after last weekend’s so-called ‘Houla Massacre’ in which more than 100 civilians, including many children, were murdered in the town of Houla by Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
As per usual, however, Bashar al-Assad’s goverment spewed its lies, blaming “armed terrorists” for the massacre (aren’t they talking about themselves?).
The Spanish government decided they’d finally had enough and that a stronger message needed to be sent to al-Assad and others in authority in Syria. So they joined other western nations, who also expelled the Syrian ambassadors to their country this week, and the Syrian ambassador, Hussam Edin Aala, was kicked out of Spain.
Speaking about the decision, Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel García-Margallo, said the repression of the Syrian regime was ‘an example of savagery’.
Meanwhile, however, Russia and China are still backing the Bashar al-Assad’s government and are refusing to support steps by the UN to back sanctions against Damascus in an effort to stop the violence (just another reason never to buy anything made in Russia or China, or to visit these two countries — two of the world’s worst human rights violators and supporters of dictators).