Thursday, March 29, 2012

Syrian Rebels need Arms, Ammo and Support


This is a great photo, but it comes with a caption that is blatant Syrian government propaganda.

For starters, don't forget that the Syrian revolution began a year ago when a group of kids - not even teenagers, were arrested, tortured and killed for writing graffiti on walls. I guess that's the Arab Muslim way of teaching them a lesson.

"Syrian rebels have formed their own laws, courts and death squads in Baba Amr neighborhood in the restive city of Homs and beheaded the captured army soldiers, a report has revealed. The report, published by Spiegel Online on Monday, discloses violent measures by the anti-government armed groups, laying bare the other side of the unrest in the Middle Eastern country."

Since the Syrian government won't allow independent reporters into the country, I don't think we have heard any side of the story yet, only the fact that over 9,000 people have been killed by the military, most by Russian made artillery and tanks.

"Hussein, one of the rebels fighting the government of President Bashar al-Assad, is quoted in the report as saying that he himself decapitated four army soldiers who had been detained by gunmen. Hussein said that he beheaded the first victim, a Shia soldier who had confessed to using violent tactics, in mid-October, 2011, in a cemetery."

I guess that's the way the Arab Muslims teach lessons to those who don't know how treat people.

Hussein did not care whether the soldier’s confessions were real or he had made them under duress. He had simply grabbed a knife and beheaded the soldier who had knelt down in front of him. The soldier had been captured out of sheer “bad luck”, said Hussein. While he is a member of a rebel death squad killing government forces in the name of the “Syrian revolution,” there are others who are responsible for torturing captured soldiers."

Most of the soldiers that aren't in tanks or shooting cannons at civilian neighborhoods are defecting and joining the Free Syrian Army, certainly a viable alternative to killing their neighbors or being captured and decapitated.

"Many rebels can torture, but not everyone can kill, admits Hussein, who is now receiving treatment in a hospital in the Lebanese city of Tripoli where he and his fellow companions are openly talking about torturing and killing Syrian army soldiers."

So this report is not from Syria but from Tripoli, Lebanon, where the writer has no idea of what is really happening other than what his new friend Hussein tells him.

“But I do not know why killing is not difficult for me,” he added. Hussein’s life story demonstrates the course of actions rebels have taken during more than a year in the Arab state. The report further divulges that Syrian rebels in Homs have since August, 2011 begun regular execution of Syrian soldiers."

“As of last summer, we have executed 150 men, which constitutes only 20 percent of our prisoners,” claimed another hospitalized rebel identified as Abu Rami.

Let's see, if we were playing cricket then the score would be 150 to 9,000 in favor of Assad's team.

“Moreover, when we realize that a Sunni is spying against us we then hold a brief trial for him,” Abu Rami said, adding that they have executed between 200 and 250 people in such cases. Revealing the shocking incidents in which rebels even kill Sunnis, he went on to say that “Syria is not a place for the squeamish."

And neither is Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain or Yemen, at least until the revolution is over.

"The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing the protesters. Damascus, however, blames ''outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad."

Whose the "West" again?

The Syrian government is killing not only protesters, but shelling entire cities at random, just as Gadhafi did, and if there is justice, Assad will end up the same as Gadhafi.

The ordinary citizens are now "outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorists groups," and the only thing being orchestrated from abroad is the armed support Russia is giving the government.


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