"Our message is to the Assad regime; Stop killing your people."
- JAY CARNEYWhite House Press Secretary, delivering a blunt message to Syrian President Bashar Assad to keep the terms of a cease fire brokered by United Nations envoy Kofi Annan
"I don't think the United Nations considers this area a priority because it is, well, gone. No one is going to find survivors here."
- KOTA FURUKAWAof the Japanese Rescue Association, on last week's earthquake in Indonesia that killed more than 600 people, trapping many for days; rescue workers were limited, which was attributed to a lack of help from the U.N.
"The idea of safety doesn't exist anymore in Baba Amr. Scary is all that exists."
- OMAR SHAKIRan activist. Syrian government forces on Tuesday brushed aside a stern castigation from the top United Nations human rights official, resuming the brutal shelling of the city of Homs, particularly targeted at the neighborhood of Baba Amr.
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