Monday, May 27, 2013


REGIONAL SPILLOVER OF SYRIA UNREST - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday expressed extreme concern over the increasing risk of the spillover of the Syrian unrest to Lebanon, urging respect for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries in the region. "The secretary-general is deeply concerned by the acknowledged increased participation in the fighting in Syria by Hezbollah, as well as by the risk of spillover in Lebanon, which has witnessed growing tension over the past week," said a statement released by Ban's spokesperson. 
"All in the region should act responsibly and work towards lowering rhetoric and calming tensions in the region." 

Two rockets hit the Hezbollah-controlled southern part of Lebanese capital city on Sunday, wounding five people. The attack came a day after Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah overtly defended his group's backing to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As preparations are ongoing for the international conference on Syria, Ban called on all countries, organizations and groups immediately to cease supporting the violence inside Syria and instead to use their influence to "promote a political solution to Syria's tragedy," said the statement.
"The secretary-general has consistently opposed the transfer of arms and fighters from outside Syria to either side inside Syria.  He has repeatedly urged respect for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries in the region," the statement said.

The UN chief reiterated the "paramount importance" of preventing a dangerous spillover of the conflict across borders and called for strict adherence to the Baabda Declaration, which was approved almost a year ago and called for keeping Lebanon neutral from regional tensions and crisis. The United States and Russia have proposed an international peace conference to find a solution to the Syria crisis, which started in March 2011 and has killed more than 70,000 people, left 6.8 million people in need and driven 1.5 million Syrians as refugees abroad. Why so much violence? Who protects civilians and innocent people?

The present-day world appears to be running fast towards destruction. As per Indian scriptural evidence, the conditioned souls are enveloped by Lord’s illusory energy consisting of three primal qualities - Sattva, Rajah, and Tamah.  ‘Tamah’ indicates tendency to commit vice or to inflict injury.  In fact, Tamah tendency has now engulfed the whole world and is spreading over like fire and showing its most monstrous destructive ugly appearance.  The sagacious persons are bewildered to find any solution of this terrible tendency of violence. ... Practically it is demonstrated now that the human beings have become the greatest enemy of their own species. It is the greatest shame of such human beings to claim the false vanity of being the best amongst created beings.

Śrīla Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Mahārāja :
“Human’s sins will never be spared”
Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math -

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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