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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has turned to his father’s playbook as he seeks to end an uprising that threatens his family’s 40-year reign.
The regime’s increasing brutality is reminiscent of 1982 when Hafez al-Assad crushed a rebellion in the city of Hama, killing thousands. “Inflicting horror is hereditary in Damascus,” French Ambassador Gerard Araud told the United Nations Security Council Feb. 4. “The father killed en masse, and the son is no different.”
Assad is using tanks and artillery in cities where protesters are calling for the end of his rule. At least 174 people were killed on Feb. 4, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, making it one of the deadliest days in the 11-month revolt.
“Thirty years after his father massacred tens of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women, and children in Hama, Bashar al- Assad has demonstrated a similar disdain for human life,” U.S. President Barack Obama said the same day.
Diplomatic efforts to stem the bloodshed broke down Feb. 4, when Russia and China vetoed a Security Council resolution by Western and Arab countries to facilitate a political transition. The prospect of civil war is growing, as Al Arabiya reported defecting Syrian army units are taking tanks with them.
Obama has dismissed the idea of using a foreign military force to end the conflict that the UN