A Syrian documentary aired
on June 9, and a June 7 report by Germany's leading broadsheet provide
more evidence. Both refutes Western and scoundrel media misinformation.
More on the latter below.
On May 10, suburban Damascus suicide bombings killed 55 and injured
hundreds. The attack happened near Syria's military intelligence complex.
Children were killed. So were drivers and others heading for work.
At the time, SANA state media said rescue workers collected "15 bags
of limbs and torn-off body parts" from the scene. The blasts also destroyed
Western reports spuriously blamed Assad. He had nothing to do with it,
other insurgent massacres, daily attacks, targeted assassinations, and
On June 10, SANA state media's documentary discussed the Damascus incident.
It pointed fingers the right way. It named Western-recruited Jabhet
al-Nasra terrorists responsible. They also carried out earlier attacks.
Jordanian terrorist Abu Musaab, Syrian Mohammad Ali Ghazi, and an Iraqi
called Marwan "supervised the operation." Others involved included "Mohammad
Ahmad Kamaleddin, a Syrian from Serghaya, Yasser, another Syrian, and
an Iraqi known as Allawi."
Testimonies were aired. Medical student Abdullah said the Yousef al-Hajer
terrorist organization recruited him to participate. He met Iraqi insurgents
involved. They were affiliated with Al Qaeda.
Abdullah was enlisted to help make explosives. He didn't know for what
purpose. He said Jabhet al-Nasra is active throughout Syria. It works
cooperatively with Free Syrian Army elements. Their mission is violence
and destruction to destabilize Syria and oust Assad.
Recruits were deceived to go along.
On air footage also showed al-Qassa'a security camera evidence. "(F)our
booby-trapped cars....targeted al-Jamarek, Kafarsousseh, al-Qassa'a
and the Criminal Security Department in al-Jamark."
"The documentary showed that the terrorist AbdulSalam Awwad al-Ali al-Hayyawi,
nicknamed Abu Omar al-Shami from Deir Ezzor,23 years old, was the one
who carried out al-Midan terrorist bombing using a 30-kg explosive-laden
belt on April 27th."
It also "revealed that the explosives used in the terrorist bombings
were manufactured at a blacksmith shop in Akraba, owned by the terrorist
Said Mahmoud Hamada,36 years old, nicknamed Abu Salah, who was a senior
member of Jabhet al-Nasra. He recruited an Iraqi explosives' expert
On June 7, the Frankfurther Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) published an article
titled "Again massacres in Syria." The English translation was choppy.
Nonetheless, it pointed fingers the right way.
Anti-Assad elements were interviewed. They claimed responsibility. FAZ
kept their names confidential. At issue is potential reprisals.
It said most Qubeir victims "were of a family. While the rebels accused
the regime militias of murder, the state television made a 'terrorist
group' responsible for the massacre."
It replicated Houla May 25 killings. "(C)redible witnesses" "reconstruct(ed)"
events. They refuted Western and Assad opposition element claims.
"(I)nsurgents attacked the three roadside inspections of the Syrian
army" near Houla. They're responsible for protecting villages.
"Rebels (got a) 300-million-dollar fund." An "expatriate" Doha-based
"businessman" supplied it. "Mustafa Sabbagh, president of the Syrian
Business Forum in exile, presented the fund."
"Wael Mirza, Secretary General of the Syrian opposition National Council,
said half" the amount was spent "and partly flowed to the Free Syrian
In Houla area fighting, "three villages....were sealed off from the
"According to the eyewitnesses to the massacre," those killed "almost
exclusively" were pro-Assad Alawite family members. Several dozen members
of one family were slaughtered.
"Killed were also members of the Alawite family Shomaliya and the family
of a Sunni member of parliament, because (he) was considered" pro-Assad.
The National Review calls itself "America's most widely read and influential
magazine and web site for conservative news, commentary, and opinion."
On June 9, it headlined "Report: Rebels Responsible for Houla Massacre,"
FAZ's new report blamed Houla killings on "anti-Assad Sunni militants,
and the bulk of the victims were members of the Alawi(te) and Shia minorities,
which have been largely supportive of Assad."
The massacre followed insurgent/Syrian army clashes. Anti-Assad elements
initiated them. Dozens were killed on both sides. Fighting raged for
It was a diversion. Eyewitnesses said Houla killings occurred at the
same time. Pro-Assad loyalists were targeted.
Russian journalist Marat Musin revealed the same thing. Based on firsthand
observations and eyewitness testimonies, he refuted Western misinformation
Western-enlisted death squads bear full responsibility. Government forces
and/or so-called pro-Assad shabbiha had no involvement.
FAZ's account said the same thing. Qara, Syria Monastery of St. James
members collected their own eyewitness testimonies. They confirmed what
Marat and FAZ reported.
The National Review said:
"According to monastery sources cited by the Dutch Middle East expert
Martin Janssen, armed rebels murdered 'entire Alawi(te) families' in
the village of Taldo in the Houla region."
In early April, Mother Agnes-Mariam de la Croix warned about rebel atrocities
"being repackaged in both Arab and Western media accounts as regime
She cited a Homs massacre. According to a monastery web site account
(published in French), "rebels gathered Christian and Alawi(te) hostages
in a building in Khalidiya and blew (it up) with dynamite."
They blamed Assad. Mother Agnes-Mariam said:
"Even though this act has been attributed to regular army forces....the
evidence and testimony are irrefutable: It was an operation undertaken
by armed groups affiliated with the opposition."
These accounts and other credible evidence point fingers the right way.
Western-enlisted death squads bear full responsibility for months of
Syrian killings and overall violence. Assad had nothing to do with them.
Nonetheless, he's wrongly blamed.
Fabricated accounts substitute for truth and full disclosure. Public
support is enlisted for war. Western profiteers want it. Pentagon officials
say they're ready.
Joint Chiefs head General Martin Dempsey appears often on Fox News.
Claiming Assad atrocities, he threatens military action. So do Obama
officials. Media scoundrels promote it. Top UN officials regurgitate
Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan and current one, Ban Ki-moon, are
trusted imperial tools. Annan's so-called peace plan is sham cover for
He and Ban hold Assad responsible "for grave violations of human rights
and international humanitarian law."
Ban said his government "lost all legitimacy. The trail of blood leads"
directly to him and close associates. Culpability is ignored. Victims
are blamed, not perpetrators.
The "trail of blood leads" to Washington, not Damascus. Ban reports
in for orders. His comments sound pre-scripted. Obama speech writers
likely wrote them. Dutifully he repeats him.
Like conspiratorial administration officials, he bears direct responsibility
for months of Western-instigated violence. He's equally culpable. He's
guilty of crimes of war and against humanity.
How many more will die before bloodshed ends? How great a body count
is tolerable? Is Syria in ruins acceptable? Are wars without end defensible?
Perhaps nuclear weapons are planned for the next one.
Einstein and Bertrand Russell once thought using them was unthinkable.
Both forthrightly opposed war. Russell once said:
"Here, then, is the problem which we present to you, stark and dreadful
and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race, or shall mankind
Einstein put it another way, saying:
"I know not what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War
IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Leaders with these views are sorely lacking. America had none in modern
times. World peace hangs in the balance. So does human survival.
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