Eyewitnesses Reveal Daraya Massacre Carried Out By U.S.-Backed Rebels

Bloodshed the work of armed militants before Syrian troops arrived

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In an extraordinary account of the Daraya massacre by veteran journalist Robert Fisk, eyewitnesses reveal that it was U.S.-backed FSA rebels and not the Syrian Army who were responsible for the slaughter of 245 men, women and children.

The massacre, which took place last weekend, was instantly blamed on President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces by the global media despite video footage from the scene showing victims welcoming the presence of Syrian Army troops and blaming the violence on armed rebels.

Those eyewitness accounts have now been verified thanks to the courageous journalism of veteran reporter Robert Fisk, who is risking his life in his role as one of the few impartial media observers inside Syria.

In an article for the London Independent entitled Inside Daraya – how a failed prisoner swap turned into a massacre, Fisk reveals how he was able to talk to eyewitnesses independently of Syrian officials, all of whom said the violence was carried out by armed rebels before the Syrian Army even arrived in the town, which is five miles outside Damascus. Continue reading

In Syria – How to “Liberate” a Pro-Army City?

NATO Terrorists Come to Overrun, Not “Liberate,” Aleppo.
by Tony Cartalucci (Land Destroyer)

July 25, 2012 - A pivotal conflict is unfolding in northern Syria in the city of Aleppo – one told with two narratives. For the Western media, speaking on behalf of US foreign policy and the corporate-financier interests behind both their “journalism” and the subversion of Syria, the “Battle for Aleppo” constitutes brave “pro-democracy” fighters rising up in the streets of the ancient city to do battle with invading “regime thugs.” This despite a year and a half of reporting Aleppo as admittedly a pro-government bastion.

An approximation of areas where fighting has been taking place in Aleppo, Syria. Clearly during the initial offensive by the FSA, they came in from 2 of the city’s main highways, both leading to the Turkish-Syrian border. It appears that a large number of fighters have been trapped inside the center of the city, surrounded by Syrian military forces. This was not an “uprising” but rather an invasion by armed militants from either near, or across the Turkish-Syrian border. It is unclear whether a significant number of additional militants are on their way

An Invasion, Not an Uprising

The second narrative is discerned not from official Syrian government talking points, but from a more critical examination of the Western media’s own reports, which exposes what is instead, indeed a pro-Syrian Army, pro-Syria city being overrun by so-called “Free Syrian Army” militants pouring in from two specific points – Aleppo’s northeast facing Azaz, and Aleppo’s northwest facing Bab al-Hawa. Militants emanating from these directions come from areas directly across from the Turkish border. Continue reading

Unspeakable Things: The Liberals’ Clumsy Dance Across Obama’s Killing Floor

By Chris FLOYD, Empire Burlesque

The turbulent ramifications of last week’s New York Times story detailing the operations of Barack Obama’s White House death squad continue to reverberate across the country today, sending shock waves through Washington and bringing crowds of outraged protestors to the ….

Just kidding! As we all know, there have been no “ramifications” at all from this shocking story, no scandal whatsoever surrounding the fact that the President of the United States and his aides meet every week to draw up lists of people to be killed all over the world — even people who are completely unknown, who might simply be “behaving” in unspecified ways that some desk jockey somewhere has decided might possibly be indicative of malign intent. <No scandal, no consequences, no imbroglio, no brouhaha; the caravan moved on — and the dogs didn't even bark.

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‘NATO behind Houla massacre’

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said that most of the civilian victims of last week’s massacre in the Syrian town of Houla were executed

Over 100 civilians were killed in a massacre in the western town of Houla on May 25.

Meanwhile, a number of Western governments have recalled their ambassadors and high-ranking diplomats from Syria in protest to the killing of at least 108 people.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and that security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Syed Ali Wasif, from the Society for International Reforms and Research, to hear his opinion on this issue. The following is a rough transcription of the interview.

Press TV: First of all I like to get your opinion on the double standard being adopted by the international community, by and large when it comes to Syria specifically with regards to this Houla massacre where most of the civilians were killed at point-blank range and not by the artillery and tanks as many claimed?

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UN Mute Over NATO’s Syrian Death Squads

UN’s silence over Syrian opposition terrorism lays bare “international law’s” illegitimacy.

By Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer

May 2, 2012 - Since 2011, reports of arsonists and gunmen amongst Syria’s opposition have been included in reports regarding the unrest in Syria, albeit buried under sensational headlines of the Syrian government’s “brutality.” More recently, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has conceded that indeed the Syrian opposition “Free Syrian Army” is conducting widespread, systematic abuses including the kidnapping, torture, and murder of both security forces and civilians.

The HRW report titled, “Syria: Armed Opposition Groups Committing Abuses,” is broken into three parts; kidnapping, torture, and executions. And while the report attempts to focus mainly on atrocities carried out against security forces and government supporters, the mention of civilian victims is made as well. The report states:

“Abuses include kidnapping, detention, and torture of security force members, government supporters, and people identified as members of pro-government militias, called shabeeha. Human Rights Watch has also received reports of executions by armed opposition groups of security force members and civilians.”

 Now, almost daily, the Syrian opposition is carrying out vicious attacks not only on security forces, but a terrorist bombing campaign across Syria that has already killed and maimed scores of civilians. While the Syrian opposition claims it lacks the ability to carry out such attacks, the opposition is exposed as very well armed, their fighters sheltered in NATO member Turkey, its leadership sheltered in Washington and London, and their fighters wielding not only an endless supply of small arms, but rocket propelled grenades, mortars, missiles, and even tanks.

Video: Hardly unarmed civilians, or “lightly armed freedom fighters,” meet Syria’s tank-driving, rocket-firing, Kalashnikov-waving foreign-funded rebels, many of whom are not even Syrian

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US Begins Overt Aid to Syrian Death Squads

Dr. Tarpley breaks down the latest events in Syria.

Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer Report

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

Video: Dr. Webster Tarpley discusses the latest developments in Syria on Press TV.

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Dr. Tarpley also recently appeared on “Spotlight Africa,” for the full audio, please visit Tarpley.net. Discussed was the consequences of NATO’s Libya campaign and the region-wide destabilization now taking place.