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  • Are Syrian Rebel Forces as Bad as Assad?

    10/09/2012 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    The New American ^ | October 08, 2012 | Raven Clabough
    Members of Congress have pointed to the violence in Syria as an opportunity to launch a humanitarian effort, i.e. a military endeavor, to aid the anti-Assad forces. However, increasing evidence indicates that the “rebels” are indiscriminate terrorists who seek to overthrow the Syrian government at the expense of civilian lives. In fact, the most recent indications of the rebels' terrorist activity were the four suicide bombings in Aleppo last week that killed approximately 40 civilians and wounded many more, prompting the United Nations Security Council to condemn the perpetrators. A Syrian government official has blamed the “terrorist” rebels for the...
  • Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre

    06/09/2012 4:33:04 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 20 replies
    National Review Online Corner ^ | June 9, 2012 | John Rosenthal
    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 Syria’s ambassadors in protest. But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed...
  • Houla massacre: Lessons from Iran

    06/02/2012 7:58:40 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | June 2nd, 2012 | Jim Emerson
    This week the world learned of a massacre in the township of Houla Syria. According to witnesses over 100 people have been slaughtered by Syrian militias intent upon killing opponents of the Syrian regime and their families. Because Houla, located in Western Syria, is a strong hold of the Free Syria Army rebel forces and is the home of many military defectors and their families it’s a prime target for Syrian forces. State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland stated that, “Iran’s hand is clearly visible in the killing of more than 100 people, including scores of young children”. The group commonly...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - The Dead Baby Media

    06/02/2012 4:50:11 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Friday, June 01, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE DEAD BABY MEDIA If the text on that one is too small for you, it's a CNN piece headlined, "Why the Syrian regime is killing babies." There's not much to add to that. The Syrian regime may be killing babies, but CNN killed journalism. With some help from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the BBC. Anyone who has spent time in the Middle East knows quite well that parading around dead bodies is part of the Muslim ceremony of rallying for the next attack. These aren't funerals, these are corpse parades and the corpses are often...
  • 11-year-old played dead to survive Syria massacre

    05/31/2012 12:25:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his brother's blood to fool the killers into thinking he was already dead.
  • Syria Crisis: Homs Fighting 'Leaves 50 Dead' [Massacre In Syria! HRC To Issue "Serious Warning"?]

    05/25/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    BBCNews ^ | May 25, 2012
    25 May 2012 Syria Crisis: Homs Fighting 'Leaves 50 Dead' At least 50 people, including 13 children, have been killed in Syria's restive Homs province, opposition activists say, calling it a "massacre". They said scores were wounded in the violence in Houla, as government forces shelled and attacked the town. If the toll is right, it would be one of the bloodiest attacks in one area since a nominal truce began in April. Meanwhile, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the opposition controlled "significant parts of some cities". In a letter to the Security Council, Mr Ban said the situation remained...
  • Syria condemned for Houla massacre and shelling by UN

    05/28/2012 5:21:26 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, May 25, 2012 | unattributed
    The UN Security Council has condemned the use of heavy weapons by Syria's government during a massacre in which 108 people were killed and 300 injured... Going into the meeting, Syria's big-power ally, Russia, made it clear that it needed to be convinced of the Syrian government's culpability for what had happened at Houla... Opposition activists say the Syrian military bombarded Houla after demonstrations. They say that some of the victims were killed during the shelling, while others were shot dead at close range by the regime militia known as the "shabiha"... Russia's deputy ambassador to the United Nations told...
  • Lebanon retracts claim that Israel killed 40

    08/07/2006 8:58:17 AM PDT · by evets · 14 replies · 690+ views
    msnbc ^ | 08-07-06 | AP
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister said one person was killed in an Israeli air raid Monday in the southern border village of Houla, lowering the death toll from 40. Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said at a news conference that he had based the initial tally on unspecified information that he had received. He offered no other explanation for the error.

    08/07/2006 8:34:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 77 replies · 2,477+ views
    Drudge/AP ^ | 8/7/06 | staff
    Lebanese prime minister says only 1 person died in an Israeli air raid on the southern village of Houla, lowering the death toll from 40...
  • 40 killed in strike on Lebanese village

    08/07/2006 6:00:17 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 37 replies · 745+ views
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - An Israeli attack on a Lebanese border village killed more than 40 people Monday, the prime minister said, raising the day's death toll to 55 in heavy fighting between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas despite efforts toward a cease-fire. Prime Minister Fuad Saniora repeatedly broke into tears as he disclosed the attack during opening remarks at a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Beirut. He appealed to fellow Arab states to help a nation "stunned" by a nearly four-week Israeli onslaught that has devastated Lebanon's infrastructure and left hundreds of civilians dead. Saniora said the attack occurred...