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

    At least eight massacres have been perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad's regime and supporters in Syria, with one carried out by rebels over the past 18 months, according to the UN.

    Calling Syria a battlefield where armed forces are getting away with large-scale murder, the UN commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria said that in each of the incidents since April 2012 "the intentional mass killing and identity of the perpetrator were confirmed to the commission's evidentiary standards."

    Its latest report also notes that the four-member commission is probing nine more suspected mass killings since March. With those, it said, the illegal killing was confirmed but the perpetrator could not yet be identified. In other cases, it said, the circumstances of the killing were not sufficiently clear to be able to determine the legality.


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

    The UN, reporting massacres like a soccer match score.


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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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    Kinda sad in so many ways.
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    Re: Syria: Assad regime responsible for eight massacres, rebels one, UN says

    I figure:

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

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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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    It's war, 100,000 have been killed. Both sides are the bad guys. Been going on for a long time.

    My best guess is that both sides have killed a lot of people with whatever means they have at their disposal.

    Meantime, the world leaders seem to have focused on one incident and have come up with a face saving solution which fixes nothing.

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

    Well, that calls for an unbelievably small response!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    It's war, 100,000 have been killed. Both sides are the bad guys. Been going on for a long time.

    My best guess is that both sides have killed a lot of people with whatever means they have at their disposal.

    Meantime, the world leaders seem to have focused on one incident and have come up with a face saving solution which fixes nothing.
    Very rarely does a conflict involve a good side that people seem to expect, in which one avoids civilian massacres while the other freely engages in them.

    The UN findings would seem to indicate that Assad has less regard for human life than the "jihadists" we're supposed to worry may take over.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Very rarely does a conflict involve a good side that people seem to expect, in which one avoids civilian massacres while the other freely engages in them.

    The UN findings would seem to indicate that Assad has less regard for human life than the "jihadists" we're supposed to worry may take over.
    Agreed. I don't believe the UN findings since all the uncovered massacres seem to be one sided. I doubt that is the case.

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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.
    If it wasn't one-sided, it wouldn't be a massacre.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    If it wasn't one-sided, it wouldn't be a massacre.
    Massacres, not massacre. The UN came up with 8 (?) massacres, all committed by the same side. Seems suspect to me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Massacres, not massacre. The UN came up with 8 (?) massacres, all committed by the same side. Seems suspect to me.
    At least read a little, we're only on the 10th post.

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