Tag Archives: Civilians slaughtered

An Orwell, The Middle East And Boycotts Round Up

There is never enough time to read, reflect and blog, so whilst I think over other posts here is a quick round up of stories that caught my eye. I was surprised to find that George Orwell had a piece … Continue reading

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World Wide Snippets: Women’s Rights, Galloway And Attacking The Disabled.

A slightly delayed round up from a few weeks back. Lest we forget, Exhibit focuses on scientists’ role in Holocaust. How did this come about? As HOPE Note Hate comments. Individual tragedy from the Middle East, the Oasis of Peace’s … Continue reading

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The GOP Convention And More Racism Round Up.

[Trigger warning, Assange related material.] When the GOP Convention comes around there is almost the feeling that America has stepped back in time, not by the technology employed or the showmanship, but the underlying ideas. Issues that many might think … Continue reading

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Assad Regime Guilty Of War Crimes

The Guardian is commendably forthright on Syria and the Assad regime’s crimes: “The UN has issued a damning 102-page report saying that Syrian government forces and Shabiha fighters have carried out numerous war crimes in the country including murder and … Continue reading

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Reuters Hacked by Pro-Assad supporters

According to the CS Monitor, supporters of the Syrian dictatorship had hacked into a Reuters’ blog to push propaganda on behalf of Assad’s regime: “On Friday, Reuters said its “blogging platform” was hacked illegally. The hack involved at least two … Continue reading

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Syria’s Dictatorship Admits Possessing And Biological Chemical Weapons

I suppose we should not be terribly surprised by the latest outburst from the Assad regime: “The Syrian regime has threatened to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first-ever acknowledgement that it … Continue reading

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The West, Conspiracies and Syria

In the West conspiracies have always been popular. They play to a certain irrational desire to simplify events, to explain away complexities and interactions by reference to some controlling force, outside of our view. That holds true for the JFK … Continue reading

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Assad Regime Systematically Killing Civilians

Reuters’ report AI’s opinion on Syria: “(Reuters) – Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Thursday, citing evidence from over 20 locations in the … Continue reading

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Assad’s Syria, Blood and PR

Often PR companies are not too choosy as long as their clients pay well. So it is with those in the business of polishing the image of Assad’s murderous regime, the Indy reports: “At the very least, it was a … Continue reading

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Hama, Syria Now And In 1982

Until the uprising just over year ago the coverage of the Syria in the West was piecemeal and even complimentary. The crimes of the Assad family regime were conspicuously forgotten, as Western Governments and the media tried to suck up … Continue reading

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A Syrian Military Officer And Houla

This is a compelling account: “Raslan served until last Saturday in the Syrian Air Force in the strategically vital port city of Tartous. He had been in Houla on leave when the town was shelled just after 1pm last Friday, … Continue reading

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The Shabiha In Syria

Fifteen months on, some 13,000+ killed, 100,000s injured and about half a million people displaced in Syria and finally, the role of the Shabiha is being questioned in the Western media. Ghosts of Syria: diehard militias who kill in the … Continue reading

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Syrian Government: Was The Martians What Did It

No, they didn’t say that, but they could have. If you took the trouble to listen to the early reports of the massacre in Houla, Syria then you could be forgiven for wondering how the Syrian government would respond. Instead … Continue reading

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Syria, T72 Tanks And More

Over the past few weeks there have been numerous pieces in the press concerning Syria and the Middle East, this is a small selection: Inside the torture chamber of Assad’s inquisition squads. Syrian troops fire on protesters in Damascus. Asa … Continue reading

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