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HRW admits Syrian rebels guilty of atrocities

Posted by seumasach on March 22, 2012

A Year Later, HRW Admits Syrian Rebels Guilty of Atrocities Kidnapping, Torture, & Murder of Civilians by Syrian Opposition Confirmed.

Tony Cartalucci

Land Destroyer

20th March, 2012

Human Right Watch (HRW), just as it did in Libya, waited until the very last possible moment to admit what the alternative media had been reporting for over a year – that Syria’s rebels are craven, torturing, kidnapping, murdering terrorists committing widespread and systematic atrocities not only against security forces, but against anyone suspected of supporting the Syrian government as well as randomly targeted civilians.

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“Human rights” warriors for empire

Posted by seumasach on February 25, 2012

Glen Ford

Black Agenda Report

15th February, 2012

The largest imperial offensive since the Iraq invasion of March, 2003, is in full swing, under the banner of “humanitarian” intervention – Barack Obama’s fiendishly clever upgrade of George Bush’s “dumb” wars. Having failed to obtain a Libyan-style United Nations Security Council fig leaf for a “humanitarian” military strike against Syria, the United States shifts effortlessly to a global campaign “outside the U.N. system” to expand its NATO/Persian Gulf royalty/Jihadi coalition. Next stop: Tunisia, where Washington’s allies will assemble on February 24 to sharpen their knives as “Friends of Syria.” The U.S. State Department has mobilized to shape the “Friends” membership and their “mandate” – which is warlord-speak for refining an ad hoc alliance for the piratical assault on Syria’s sovereignty.

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