Skip to comments.Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre (Syria)
Posted on 06/10/2012 9:13:50 AM PDT by LSUfan
It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the tipping point in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syrias ambassadors in protest.
But according to a new report in Germanys leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. For its account of the massacre, the report cites opponents of Assad...
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Thank you for this.
When I first read the reports about this “Massacre”, I immediately thought it was a false flag operation. The reaction from the Press and U.N. seemed to be highly coordinated in their reporting and reaction to the reporting.
Let’s face it, over the years we have seen that the “Islamics” are more than willing to sacrifice their own people and children to get a PR reaction that furthers their ultimate goals.
It is about time that the civilized nations become unified and start to wipe out this scourge. These people are virtually sub-human, have no respect for life.
The best thing the world could do is eliminate the followers of the false prophet mohammed.
If the world wants to survive, there is no place for these idiots, ever.
No sense trying to reason with them, trying to appease them or anything. Cut their throats, bomb their cities, they are nothing more than cockroaches. eliminate them like a pest in your home. Otherwise they will eliminate you.
It looks like in Syria, the Sunni Arabs are getting yet another propaganda coup like 9/11. They not only get to kill infidels and blame the killings on infidels - they also get to recast the infidel victims as poor, persecuted Sunnis.
It is appropriate to point out that this story is no more a “fact” than the previous stories blaming the killings on the government.
This is the other side’s story. Which is the truth? Who knows?
This report would not surprise me. We need to stay out of there. We should have learned a lesson from Iraq.
The sad thing is that Western intelligence knows well that this atrocity and some of the others were rebel actions not Assad. We have 24/7 aerial surveillance of the entire nation, spies from every nation envelope Syria, etc.
The question is why the political side, Obama and his minions (Clinton, Panetta, etc) are changing the true story to an anti-Assad one.
I believe it is because we are carrying the water for the Muslim Brotherhood. I believe ME is gaining control throughout North Africa because the WH is making it possible and acceptable.
>If the world wants to survive, there is no place for these idiots, ever.<
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Remember that our national religion is to worship at the altar of diversity, multiculturalism and liberalism. Anything goes — the more deviant and repulsive the action, the more relevant they become in our national psyche.
This religion will only disappear when the Muslims take over because our present leadership does not object to it.
eliminate them. we just need to get some gonads.
My instinct is to lend less credence to what Sunnis say. When was the last time you heard of an Alawite suicide bomber? Our experience with Sunnis is that on sectarian issues, they are (a) unappeasable and (b) joyously genocidal. I'll reserve judgment on Alawites until they start killing Americans in large numbers. From the article:
According to eyewitness accounts, the FAZ report continues,
the massacre occurred during this time. Those killed were almost exclusively from families belonging to Houlas Alawi and Shia minorities. Over 90% of Houlas population are Sunnis. Several dozen members of a family were slaughtered, which had converted from Sunni to Shia Islam. Members of the Shomaliya, an Alawi family, were also killed, as was the family of a Sunni member of the Syrian parliament who is regarded as a collaborator. Immediately following the massacre, the perpetrators are supposed to have filmed their victims and then presented them as Sunni victims in videos posted on the internet.
The FAZ report echoes eyewitness accounts collected from refugees from the Houla region by members of the Monastery of St. James in Qara, Syria. According to monastery sources cited by the Dutch Middle East expert Martin Janssen, armed rebels murdered entire Alawi families in the village of Taldo in the Houla region.
Already at the beginning of April, Mother Agnès-Mariam de la Croix of the St. James Monastery warned of rebel atrocities being repackaged in both Arab and Western media accounts as regime atrocities. She cited the case of a massacre in the Khalidiya neighborhood in Homs. According to an account published in French on the monasterys website, rebels gathered Christian and Alawi hostages in a building in Khalidiya and blew up the building with dynamite. They then attributed the crime to the regular Syrian army. Even though this act has been attributed to regular army forces . . . the evidence and testimony are irrefutable: It was an operation undertaken by armed groups affiliated with the opposition, Mother Agnès-Mariam wrote.
Ok...can we FINALLY just ignore Syria completely and let them kill each other, and just root for maximum causalities? Thank you.
There are 2.5m Alawites in Syria and 1b Sunnis worldwide. Overall, I like to root for the little guy, especially when between the WTC bombings (1993 and 2001), and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Sunnis have killed 10,000 Americans. Bottom line is that I'll break out the champagne when Syria is declared a Sunni-free zone.
Sounds like the propaganda campaign the US waged leading up to the attack on Serbia.
Yesterday, I posted the huge link between the Obama Regime and the Moslem Brotherhood. Now, journalist’s have photographic proof that the Moslem Brotherhood is behind the Houlms massacre in Syria to destabilize Assad. I’m no friend of Assad, but our President is now in league with the Moslem Brotherhood. Is there any chance that the reduction of Damascus to a ruinous heap comes as part of a cover-up of both the MB and Obama’s Arab Spring project to build the Third Caliphate.
Perhaps this is Obama’s ultimate goal? We need to be wide awake and fervent in prayer. What do other FReepers think?
Really? This is posted on FR and not deleted? Wow!
Americans are fighting a war the Saudia Arabians want.
Straight out of the KLA’s playbook, who the rebels were recently training with in Kosovo.
You got that right.