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Kofi Annan
End the butchery
End the butchery

How much longer can the world stand by while Syrian dictator Bashar Assad murders his own people by the thousands and the streets of Syria's cities and towns run red with the blood of his victims? If there were any remaining doubt as to whether Mr. Assad might see reason and accept the peace proposals put forward by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan, last week's massacre in the village of Houla, near Homs, where 108 civilians — more than half of them women and children — were methodically gunned down by pro-government thugs shows the dictator has no intention of stopping the killing. He knows there is no way out for him other than maintaining his iron grip on power. Likewise,...