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    Syria: anti-government groups committed Houla massacre

    Something quite different from what government accuses.

    Syria: anti-government groups committed Houla massacre
     
    Reuters – 1 hr 6 mins ago

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups committed a massacre last week in Houla, in which 108 people were killed, with the aim of encouraging foreign military intervention against the Syrian government.

    Brigadier General Qassem Jamal Suleiman, head of the investigation committee formed by the government, said the victims were families "who refused to oppose the government and were at odds with the armed groups".

    He said many of the victims were relatives of a member of the Syrian parliament.
    (Reporting by Mariam Karouny; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

    http://news.yahoo.com/syria-anti-government-groups-committed-houla-massacre-161038724.html

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    Re: Syria: anti-government groups committed Houla massacre

    This really isn't new. This sort of stuff has been happening for centuries; both sides claim the other side committed the massacre for propaganda purposes. Don't expect truth to come out any time soon, but anyone that thinks the anti-government forces in Syria aren't violent and haven't committed atrocities are loony.
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    Re: Syria: anti-government groups committed Houla massacre

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This really isn't new. This sort of stuff has been happening for centuries; both sides claim the other side committed the massacre for propaganda purposes. Don't expect truth to come out any time soon, but anyone that thinks the anti-government forces in Syria aren't violent and haven't committed atrocities are loony.
    Agreed. The media has been doing its fair share of lying with this massacre, such as the BBC using a photo from Iraq in an article on the Houla massacre (BBC News uses 'Iraq photo to illustrate Syrian massacre' - Telegraph).

    In addition to this, there is interesting evidence that the killers may not have been the Syrian military

    The men who stormed the Abdel Razzaks’ home while carrying out a massacre in the Houla district of Syria were dressed like soldiers except for one potentially crucial detail, said a 10-year-old family member: They wore white shoes.

    Hidden in a nearby barn, the boy watched as the thugs left the house and shot dead his 13-year-old friend Shafiq, who was standing across the street. Analysts say the white shoes are one of several indicators that the slaughter of more than 100 people in this central Syrian cluster of villages was more than just another killing spree by the army of President Bashar al-Assad.
    (In Syria, shoes give clue to identity of Houla assailants - The Washington Post)
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    Re: Syria: anti-government groups committed Houla massacre

    Quote, "NATO’s death squads responsible for Houla massacre: Analyst
    A prominent political analyst says that NATO-backed armed gangs have been behind the recent killing of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla.

    Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr. Webster Tarpley to further discuss the issue.


    Press TV: Dr. Tarpley, the statements coming from the Western sources of the Houla massacre seem to be a mix of realities and speculations. I mean, we have the UN human rights office saying that during the massacre the government was shelling the neighborhood.

    I mean, how could the military have been shelling the place if it had its own forces on the ground there?

    Tarpley: I think you will find that the Western accounts are coherent with a major NATO war provocation. All honest observers know that the fundamental problem in Syria is the presence of NATO death squads that have been brought in, in large numbers, armed, fomented by the NATO states and this is now taking on a certain momentum of its own.

    PressTV - NATO?s death squads responsible for Houla massacre: Analyst

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