These are the people McRINO and John Kerry (among others) want to arm.

(Reuters) — Two suicide car bombers killed 55 people and wounded 372 in Damascus on Thursday, state media said, in the deadliest attacks in the Syrian capital since an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began 14 months ago.

The blasts further shredded a ceasefire which was declared by international mediator Kofi Annan on April 12, but which has failed to halt bloodshed pitting Assad’s security forces against peaceful demonstrators and an array of armed insurgents.

Opposition leaders said Annan’s peace plan was dead, while Western powers insisted it remained the best way forward.

Annan himself condemned the “abhorrent” bombings and urged all parties to halt violence and protect civilians. “The Syrian people have already suffered too much,” he said in a statement.

The Interior Ministry said suicide car bombers had carried out the morning rush-hour blasts. State television, blaming “terrorists” for the attacks, showed mangled, smoldering vehicles, some with charred remains of their occupants inside.

The near-simultaneous explosions hit the al-Qazaz district just before 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), residents said. One punched a crater three meters (10 feet) deep in the city’s southern ring road. Bloodied corpses and body parts could be seen on the road.

One resident reported limited damage to the facade of the nearby Palestine Branch Military Intelligence centre, one of the most feared of more than 20 Syrian secret police agencies.