Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Madaya Residents Blame Rebels


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  1. I don't seem to be able to retrieve your 2015 posts, Aangirfan. There was some good inks there which I'm after.

    Many Thanks

  2. Oh, wow! Thanks. I had a lot of stuff written on them too. That's fabulous.

  3. By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor with Nahed al Husaini, VT Bureau Chief, Damascus

    I spent some of last night on Skype with Damascus. Our team there was in the lobby of the Dama Rose Hotel using their WiFi as power had been knocked out by heavy mortar attacks on civilian areas. The 300 pound projectiles periodically pound Damascus, unleashed from sites under the nose of the Syrian Human Rights Observatory and the Reuters “stringer” photographers who protect and defend those who have slaughtered nearly a quarter million Syrian people.

    Not meaning to sound like a battlefield humorist, I leave that to Ernie Pyle, but the Syrian Human Rights Observatory might well be called “The Syrian Artillery Observatory.” Whenever civilians are shelled, including the use of sarin gas projectiles, the SHRO is there to scream “bloody murder” if someone interferes, perhaps even shoots back.

    This is another of those times, as I chatted with Nana and Dr. Bassam Barakat, who explained the issues about Madaya. You see, in several areas of Syria towns are under siege, these three around Madaya, held by al Qaeda who has wantonly murdered local residents enmasse and is now starving out the local population while growing fat on emergency supplies the Syrian government had brought in.

    The FSA and its friends have been wolfing down a years supply of food brought in to feed local civilians, who they are systematically starving to death. Squads of fat little head chopping terrorists are leading terrorist friendly reporters around but even then, the photographs are all out of Google images as usual.