Some promises were never meant to be made, because people seldom have the audacity to keep them. To kill with impunity will always be a normal part of our lives. Somewhere they will always be a massacre that we are willing to ignore. What’s happening in Syria is not unique: it’s just history, and after so many decades of living outside of it, it has finally broken through to us, with a vengeance.
Why the Surprise? Of course Iran has been supplying weapons to Assad through Iraq. Who else would do it? How could Assad making the ability to maintain his troops without such support? Why is that news?
While human rights organizations are busy documenting the war crimes in Syria, they should bear in mind that adding few rebels to the list does not complete the picture, not by a long shot. They should include as well, the names of Russian, Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese officials as well. We may never be able to bring all of them to justice, but it’s always good to have these names for the history books. We should never forget the names of those who are actively facilitating, profiting from or perpetrating the crimes currently taking place in Syria.
More deaths and slaughter in Damascus City, as regime militias keep pounding restive neighborhoods: Al-Hajar Al-Aswad http://youtu.be/vu3hpIIK5kk , http://youtu.be/dC_kteVy2YQ MIGs take part in bombing the suburb of Mleihah http://youtu.be/QU9DYQUV6ZQ and Hamouriyeh http://youtu.be/xRlONccFgK4 and Saqba http://youtu.be/L4vt0XfqTG0 and many other neighborhoods and suburbs in the southern and eastern parts http://youtu.be/Xyd_t6Xqn_U , http://youtu.be/z__7juHUy4o Helicopter gunships were involved as well http://youtu.be/duqHiprl_xQ Black smoke covered the skies over Damascus http://youtu.be/Rr89TrsfcVw , http://youtu.be/ED5i_FuKdK8 , http://youtu.be/br9ZyDOjuHA , http://youtu.be/3dQHXtYjPec
In nearby neighborhood of Jobar, the bodies of summary executions’ victims line the streets http://youtu.be/OVBAlH4Dt58 Some were killed in their home http://youtu.be/H0fcyqyFXtk Locals come to identify the bodies http://youtu.be/hpE21soJxBI , http://youtu.be/GWLBwK0Niio
In Aleppo Province, fighter jets bomb the town of Manbij http://youtu.be/D-R-K1_3XDA
The inhabitants of the town of Tal Abyad, Raqqah Province, and nearby villages undertake a mass exodus http://youtu.be/OowAvp7Qu5g , http://youtu.be/IjASc1ynNFQ as Assad’s fighgter jets begin to target their communities following the “liberation” by armed rebels of the border crossings with Turkey http://youtu.be/r3g59jadR5E , http://youtu.be/0poh-F44l4U Destroying Assad’s posters http://youtu.be/PoeTEaAzjnE
The pounding of restive neighborhoods in Aleppo City also continued: Kallassah http://youtu.be/3uKBAjhqXiw , http://youtu.be/I-SnKjxvZec
The ethnic cleansing of the last remaining Sunni villages in Sahel Al-Ghab Region continues with an attack on Al-Huwaijeh Village in Hama Province: The pounding http://youtu.be/QiO3S65a3lY , http://youtu.be/iBXmDueJ5UU A father grieving the passing of his family http://youtu.be/Urpr4UzaL6c Retrieving bodies from under the rubble http://youtu.be/h1zhEr9m8kA Rescuing the injured http://youtu.be/J7mcI6QCp-o Saving two children from under the rubble http://youtu.be/IU5XnrIGHLc Rescuing another little girl http://youtu.be/lXTTOTKj7BE But not all children made it alive http://youtu.be/rf4SkggOyt4 Saving a woman http://youtu.be/VfR3goh4HQo One of the helicopters that took part in the pounding http://youtu.be/OlyNE-Kr0Ww Some of the martyrs http://youtu.be/A2zCbQrjt1M The nearby village of Hawash was also targeted http://youtu.be/G2U4vkadlK8
The pounding of the town of Almouhassan, Deir Ezzor Province, http://youtu.be/9lrngyZ5emg , http://youtu.be/Xc1f1YUQ15M