Everyone who’s checked out my posts about Syria knows how important this issue is to me, and most of you know that the safety of my family is at stake. I’m reposting this from “Friends of Syria” blog, which I encourage you to subscribe to for the most current, credible information about what’s going on in Syria. PLEASE READ THIS POST!!! This is important stuff people. You may have read my posts in the past and doubted my sources, but this post quotes a Human Rights Watch report and a memo from the Brookings Institute, an ultra-conservative think tank, whose position papers are often used to justify the toppling of foreign powers. If you weren’t outraged about U.S. policies and actions in Syria before now, you will be after reading this post.
UN’s silence over Syrian opposition terrorism lays bare “international law’s” illegitimacy
by Tony Cartalucci
Since March 2011, reports of arsonists and gunmen amongst Syria’s opposition have been included in reports regarding the unrest in Syria, albeit buried under sensational headlines of the Syrian government’s “brutality.” More recently, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has conceded that indeed the Syrian opposition “Free Syrian Army” is conducting widespread, systematic abuses including the kidnapping, torture, and murder of both security forces and civilians.
The HRW report titled, “Syria: Armed Opposition Groups Committing Abuses,” is broken into three parts; kidnapping, torture, and executions. And while the report attempts to focus mainly on atrocities carried out against security forces and government supporters, the mention of civilian victims is made as well. The report states:
“Abuses include kidnapping, detention, and torture of security force members, government supporters, and people identified as members of pro-government militias, called shabeeha. Human…
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