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6 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 2:50PM #1
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For two days UN forces were prevented from entering the first large scale massacre after Houla in the small town of Qabir outside of Homs,

The tactics here are even more telling, as reports prior to the UN making it into the town said that Syrian government elements were burning entire families.  The coverup goes further than simply burning bodies.

In the Houla massacre several individuals interviewed by the UN and human rights groups faked death and stayed among dead bodies.  This time the regime made sure this was impossible and set everyone on fire after conducting the massacres to ensure such survivors would not be available this time.

The act of burning the bodies is not only for this purpose.  In Houla pictures of the bodies were all over the media and internet and the UN was able to see the bodies.  This time the governemt used the two days blocking UN observers (in addition to firing on them) from entering the area.

When the UN arrived they described the area of reeking of burnt flesh.  Of course before the coverup resistance elements did take pictures and videos of the bodies, but none of this is confirmed by UN observers, which suits the regime.

Of course there have been dozens and more of such massacxres in Syria, but only recently has independent (non-press and non-resistance) confirmed these occurances.
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6 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 3:51PM #2
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More reports today of communities in Syria being bombarded by artillery.  Annan's Six-Point Peace Plan is REALLLLLLY working aint it...

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 4:00PM #3
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If you believe we agreed to it because we thought it would work...

then it isn't working to well

If you believe we did it as a guise to get independent confirmation of what was happening on the ground to make it clear how much of Russia's and Assad's statements were lies, in the absense of open media...

then no.

I guess it depends why you think we agreed to and pushed for this mission.

It certainly wasn't Annan's record of outstanding results...  though he is political enough to talk carefully around Assad's lies... and make meaningful statements without getting his teams kicked out of the country.

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6 years ago  ::  Jun 09, 2012 - 6:31PM #4
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I heard some of this on the news last night - it was horrible just hearing about what the observers found when they were FINALLY allowed in by Assad's bully thugs.  : ((

It put me in mind of some of the things Allied troops saw in 'concentration camps' when the Nazis were running away from the final Allied advance.  The SS had tried to burn the bodies, blow up the ovens, etc....

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