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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says - Telegraph

    The UN, reporting massacres like a soccer match score.[/FONT]
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    That seems to be a pretty correct analysis of the way the UN feels about war. This is not a sports match. There are no rules in real war. They are trying to figure out if killing were illegal and if they should call foul on one side or the other. Maybe there might be a penalty on one of the teams if they find out that a civilian was killed in the wrong way in the middle of a country that is killing each other. The UN should get it through their head. Either go in and enforce peace with overwhelming force, or get the hell out of the way. There are no refs in war. It is a war and you are fighting for your life. Brutality may suck in the minds of the armchair refs thousands of miles away, but in the middle of a war it is pretty much a skill that helps you win. If you want to win the war you do what it takes.

    No matter how many times I hear of some group trying to officiate a war it always comes off as really stupid and clueless.

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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I figure:

    20k Rebel militants killed
    30k Assad forces killed
    60k non-combatant/civilians killed, most of that by Assad's forces (~50k)
    They're a bunch of pikers.

    How many were killed in our own civil war?
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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Is there some compelling reason I should believe anything the UN says?

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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Agreed. I don't believe the UN findings since all the uncovered massacres seem to be one sided. I doubt that is the case.
    There's many other reports, many of them discussed on this board ad nausium of the Islamic extremist massacres.

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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says - Telegraph

    The UN, reporting massacres like a soccer match score.[/FONT]
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    Seems to me Assad would be responsible for more massacres. He has an air force. How come USA never gets offended when it creates collateral damage, but gets all spooled up when Assad or Al Qaeda make some? It's like "pot meet kettle". I think countries with no dog in the hunt should worry about their own internal issues and let the Arab League sort this one out. This seriously reminds me of something I have to say to my kids all the time: "If it's not important to you, it's not important to me".

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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    How many were killed in our own civil war?
    North lost 365K and South lost 260K. There were also 400K wounded. So call it roughly a million dead or wounded; about a tenth of what happened so far in Syria.

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