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Syrian dictatorship continues slaughtering children


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This time they've killed another 32 children, all under ten, as well as at least another 60 people, many of whom were also teenagers and young adults.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ddle-east-18224

I guess these children were 'lucky'. Unlike the hundreds of children before them that Bashar's regime has slaughtered so far, most of these ones seem to have avoided being tortured and raped first.

****, I think I feel sick. Does the Syrian regime think that they can fix their country's problems by murdering people by the thousands until only loyalists are left? The sad thing is, we'll probably let them do that, won't we?

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I got all excited, because I thought maybe we'd have another one of those thrilling million person marches against intervention, and I could get all middle class about how the way to peace is peace. You know, how me sitting in a park with face paint on is going to stop bombing. Plus, when else do you get to meet crusties and smoke first rate draw?

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Such a vile crime. Now they're targeting children. There have been 51 kids been murdered by targeted sniping.

Edited by Pidesco, 27 May 2012 - 05:11 AM.
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Don't click that, it's babies with their brains busted open.

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Don't click that

It's not that bad. Let the viewers decide instead.

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Brains are literally oozing out on the floorŽ, but whatever.

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Only one boy had his skull ripped open, and another had an exit wound through the mouth/chin.

But whatever.

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Better judgment when posting, please.

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Better judgment when posting, please.

...you mean, by taking away the link and thus declining people of judging the content on their own?

Well, at least then delete all affiliated posts as well since none of these posts now make any sense.

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Should give a heads up about the content. Still, Syria's doing it the whole heavy handed approach rather nicely, if reports are true. Heh, while the nature differs, funny to think that body count wise this is par for course in Mexico. :p

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I'd say the nature is pretty important when comparing Mexico to Syria. A large majority of the deaths in Mexico are people involved in the drug trade, a smaller part is law enforcement, and innocent civilians have not been targeted much at all. The opposite seems to be happening in Syria.

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but the rest of the world still doesn't want the USA to just deal with this stuff right? Even though no one else is going to? no, no...those stupid Americans get involved in to much, let the other people fix their problems!

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I'd say the nature is pretty important when comparing Mexico to Syria. A large majority of the deaths in Mexico are people involved in the drug trade, a smaller part is law enforcement, and innocent civilians have not been targeted much at all. The opposite seems to be happening in Syria.


Well, in Mexico they're just shooting or maybe decapitating them, rather than killing via sniper, artillery, etc which is what I meant. Given that one side are not in a uniform, hard to say if the dead are fighters or civilians. The US shouldn't get involved, too much headache strategically (not to mention the cost), hope they don't get sucked into it like Libya.

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I simply can't justify - to myself - worrying about this. What would be the point? There's isn't the slightest chance of armed intervention after Iraq and Afghan. And sanctions would be laughable so long as Russia and China are against them.

Having said that, I'm fully in favour of rubbing people's noses in the raw bloody mess.

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Where are the loony-tune pro-Russian posters when you need them?

Your government is supporting Assad, let's hear why.

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The Russians and Chinese don't want another US proxy in the area, Russia doesn't want to lose its military base, and the west utterly asterisked the pooch for intervention by its treatment of Libya where it turned a theoretically even handed protect civilians mandate into "Regime change here we go- we'll protect civilians on one side, other side please feel free to level Sirte while we help you out because those civilians don't count!". Might as well ask why the west doesn't knock over the government in Bahrain despite it being a despotic dictatorship that likes to imprison and torture doctors for treating injured protesters and relies on foreign mercenaries (Saudi army) to prop itself up- it's against their national interests, would likely result in a more pro Iran country right on SA's doorstep and bye bye large US naval base in Manama; human rights/ freeeeeeedom considerations are secondary, end of story.
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The Russians and Chinese don't want another US proxy in the area, Russia doesn't want to lose its military base, and the west utterly asterisked the pooch for intervention by its treatment of Libya where it turned a theoretically even handed protect civilians mandate into "Regime change here we go- we'll protect civilians on one side, other side please feel free to level Sirte while we help you out because those civilians don't count!". Might as well ask why the west doesn't knock over the government in Bahrain despite it being a despotic dictatorship that likes to imprison and torture doctors for treating injured protesters and relies on foreign mercenaries (Saudi army) to prop itself up- it's against their national interests, would likely result in a more pro Iran country right on SA's doorstep and bye bye large US naval base in Manama; human rights/ freeeeeeedom considerations are secondary, end of story.


Well, minus a new line here and there, pretty much it.

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'Regime Change?' don't make me laugh. The pejorative there is that the replacement is pro-Western right? Er, like the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt, right? Or the new not-very-pro-Western Libyan government?

The bottom line is that every whiff of anti-authoritarianism in hitherto one-party dictatorships is stymied by the usual suspects, sort-of-Communist China and corrupt one-party kleptocracy Russia.

The nuances are there if you zoom in, but it's arguably simpler once you zoom the lens out.
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The Russians and Chinese don't want another US proxy in the area, Russia doesn't want to lose its military base, and the west utterly asterisked the pooch for intervention by its treatment of Libya where it turned a theoretically even handed protect civilians mandate into "Regime change here we go- we'll protect civilians on one side, other side please feel free to level Sirte while we help you out because those civilians don't count!". Might as well ask why the west doesn't knock over the government in Bahrain despite it being a despotic dictatorship that likes to imprison and torture doctors for treating injured protesters and relies on foreign mercenaries (Saudi army) to prop itself up- it's against their national interests, would likely result in a more pro Iran country right on SA's doorstep and bye bye large US naval base in Manama; human rights/ freeeeeeedom considerations are secondary, end of story.


Yes, that is a good way to spin it so that Russia doesn't look as bad for actively supporting a regime that endorses large-scale rape, torture, and child murder.

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Oddly enough the 'West' didn't give a rat's secondary fundamental orifice about mass rape, murder and torture on a far greater scale in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Congo, Rwanda, Somalia etc etc. How many dead in Congo and hardly a peep for the whole time, let alone any action? Countries talk morality when it's in their best interests and to get their populations to go along with whatever their geopolitical aims are. That's true for China, Russia, the US and its proxies, everyone; the Chinese and Russians just dress it up in a different form of morality, that of the doctrine of non-intervention. Which isn't appealing to westerners who've been conditioned to respond to a different set of stimuli- but only in selected cases and situations of course.

The why was asked for, and got the answer. Don't like it? The only solution is to go back to 6372 BC, get yourself appointed God and redesign human nature so we're capable as a collective (or even as an individual in most cases) of putting moral considerations above economic, political or practical ones, that's the only thing that'll 'fix' it.




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