Posts Tagged ‘massacre’

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 It says that Iraqi government and US-led coalition forces “relied heavily upon explosive weapons with wide area effects such as IRAMs (Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions). With their crude targeting abilities, these weapons wreaked havoc in densely populated west Mosul, where large groups of civilians were trapped in homes or makeshift shelters”.

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead

More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates.

 

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Syrians Accuse U.S.-Led Forces Of Bombing Raqqa With White Phosphorus

 

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It’s Orwell’s world now.

Al Jazeera, CNN & BBC Cover Up Genocidal Crimes of US – Backed Syrian Rebels

Despite their supposed commitment to “democracy” and self-determination in Syria, the media outlets that support the regime-change narrative promoted by foreign governments have conveniently omitted these facts from their coverage. For instance, Al Jazeera, funded by the Daesh (ISIS) and rebel-supporting Qatari government, refused to even mention the fact that the victims were Muslim Shiites, as well as omitting the fact that the attack occurred in al-Qaeda territory – even going so far as to imply that the attack was perpetrated by the Syrian government

The BBC, funded by the pro-Syrian opposition British government, also insinuated that Assad’s forces were to blame for the attack, even claiming that the attack “would not be in the rebels’ interest” despite the fact that extremist Syrian rebels have been calling for the massacre of all Muslim Shiites in Syria for years and that even the U.S. government has admitted that anti-Assad groups, particularly Daesh, are committing acts of genocide against those of different faiths.

In addition, most mainstream media coverage – from CNN to the Huffington Post – has concluded that there was “no evidence” that rebels were involved in the attack or that no one could be blamed as “no group had claimed responsibility.”

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Pentagon Denies Bombing Syrian Mosque, But Its Own Photo May Prove That It Did

Kucinich:

Congress continues to sleep while the new Administration escalates an illegal war in #Syria with an attack on a mosque in Jinah, killing at least 46 innocent civilians.

A Pentagon spokesman said the attack was directed at a community hall in Aleppo province, where Al-Queda was supposed to be meeting. The Syrian government reclaimed control of Aleppo from ISIS/Al Queda months ago.

This is an illegal war. The Administration has no legal nor Constitutional authority to attack Syria. Syria has not declared war on the US. It has neither the intention nor the capability of attacking the US. There is no imminent threat from Syria. Congress, according to the Constitution, Article I, Section 8, has the sole authority to take this country into a war, yet congressional leaders are silent. Yet the US is preparing to put more “boots on the ground” in Syria, and, apparently escalate the war from the air, no matter the costs borne by innocents. #USConstitution #StopArmingTerrorists

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Alice Through the Looking Glass is more believable than today’s descent into corporatocracy:

Aurora shooting massacre survivors ordered to pay Cinemark theater chain $700,000

 

Gaza-Stike

British medical journal The Lancet is under attack for daring to speak out on the massacre of over 1,800 Palestinians last year and the related health crises in Gaza.

Lancet medical journal accused of ‘hate speech’ on Israeli aggression in Gaza

Specifically referencing Israel’s military assault on Gaza last summer, the letter insisted “the massacre in Gaza spares no one.” Its victims include “the disabled and sick in hospitals, children playing on the beach or on the roof top, with a large majority of non-combatants,” the letter said.

CNN:

The Palestinian death toll in Gaza stands at more than 1,800, with nearly 10,000 wounded, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Sunday. More than 300 children have died, the ministry has reported, as the United Nations repeatedly raises concerns about the high number of deaths in Gaza.

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Three Muslim students murdered in cold blood in North Carolina, but the word “terrorism” appears nowhere in the article. I see. It’s only terrorism if the victims are Europeans/Americans, or if their deaths can be exploited to further US imperial policies. It’s not too complicated. It’s called the double standard, and it is the underlying foundation of our imperialistic culture.