Comments on: UN Syria sanctions draft targets Assad, family Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: tod Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:16:47 +0000 These guys keep playing games with Assad instead of sitting down and talking about reform. Half of the activists are out of the country and probably have no say in things. Peaceful protests can only meaningful if the politicians are interested in what they say. Instead of violent protests, passive resistance, ie labour strikes, slowdowns, withdrawal of government services,delaying tax payments, etc might be more effective .