Inconvenient Truth #63: Syrian “Rebel Forces” – We taught them well

[Updated 24 Feb 2014] – I have fixed the problem that users could not view the video by RT at the bottom of this post.  I strongly advise caution while viewing, as it is quite graphic, but if you can handle it you NEED to watch.

The United States government has been painting the Syrian government as barbaric and murderous, commiting atrocities and even using chemical weapons, when WE KNOW IT IS NOT TRUE (See Inconvenient Truth #50: False Flag chemical weapons and Syria)

However, it is a FACT that we are providing financial and technical support to the Al-Qaeda forces in Syria, who we say were behind the 9/11 attacks, and murdered many of our American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan (See The real story behind Syria).

It is THEY who have used chemical weapons and taken whole villages hostage.  And now this:  The International Human Rights Watch group just recently released a special report titled “You can Still See Their Blood” which you can read in it’s entirety HERE.

This report details an attack on the Latakia countryside in Syria after rebel forces “executed residents and opened fire on civilians, sometimes killing or attempting to kill entire families who were either in their homes unarmed or fleeing from the attack, and at other times killing adult male family members, and holding the female relatives and children hostage. At the time of writing, according to opposition sources, over 200 civilians, the vast majority of whom are women and children, continue to be held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) and Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, groups that led the opposition offensive.”

The report then goes on to say that “Human Rights Watch has collected the names of 190 civilians who were killed by opposition forces in their offensive on the villages, including 57 women and at least 18 children and 14 elderly men

Given that many residents remain missing, and opposition fighters buried many bodies in mass graves, the total number of dead is likely higher.  Human Rights Watch has documented that opposition forces executed or unlawfully killed at least 67 of these 190 civilians even though they were unarmed and trying to flee. The evidence gathered by Human Rights Watch indicates that all those unlawfully killed were civilian non-combatants. There is no  evidence that they could have posed, or could have been perceived to pose, any threat to the fighters.

Some of the eyewitness testimony included chilling stories:

My mom was here in the house with me. She came out of the house first, and I was behind her. We saw the three fighters just in front of us, and then we fled on foot down behind the house and into the valley. The three fighters that I saw were all dressed in black. They were shooting at us from two different directions. They had machine guns and were using snipers. My older brother came down and hid with us as well. We hid, but my dad stayed in the house. He was killed in his bed. My aunt, she is an 80 year old blind woman, was also killed in her room. Her name is Nassiba.”

But, why should we be surprised?  Our military and CIA has done much worse than this, including the decimation of an entire city during the Iraq war (Watch what happened at Fallujah and it’s legacy), the massacre of people along a 12 mile stretch of highway in Afghanistan (Inconvenient Truth #6: Afghanistan Report on Nangahar Province), and the almost innumerable drone attacks on weddings and unarmed villagers in Afghanistan (Inconvenient Truth #54: Who is the terrorist?).  If you can stomach it, read some of the reports collected by the ACLU on people in Iraq trying to get compensated for the murder of their loved ones, claims rejected by the military as “in the line of fire”…

.  Last but not least, who can forget the attack in Haditha, Iraq (other than every dumbed down, semi-cyborg trendy), where soldier’s “cleared” rooms in houses by tossing in grenades, and then shooting anyone who remained alive?  And, to top it off, the Marine’s got off without any prosecution by claiming it was “standard operating procedure”…You can view every bit of the Haditha story that I have collected HERE

Haditha events summary on NPR

So, the fruit doesn’t fall very far from the tree.  We, the “good guys” with the cowboy hats on, riding on a big white horse, are nothing but Cold Blooded Killers, and so, why would we NOT support the very terrorist-forces WE created (See Inconvenient Truth #8: Who created the Taliban?).  It doesn’t matter, Republican, Democrat, we are governed by murdering psychopath’s who do this in our name… (see Where is the outrage? Drones and the psychopaths behind them…)

How the good guys really work, and why a chill runs down my spine when I see an Apache overhead…

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