Thursday May 23, 2013
Baffle them With Bullets
Tim King Salem-News.com
(SALEM) - Syria has officially denied involvement in the massacre at Houla, as the world spins in outrage, believing government forces left more than a hundred people dead and battered.
It has been stated time and time again that only Syrian forces have the type of artillery used in the attack, but with arms trading and terrorist payoffs, how can we know that to be true?
Opposition activists say Assad's forces are behind the killings. It was a gruesome scene that has played out on YouTube. Dead children with the tops of their heads blown off, round holes from high powered bullets where their mouths used to be.
It's no surprise that the public believes the government is responsible, the headlines are all geared that way. Corporate media is working hard to lay the blame for the attacks on the Syrian government.
But a spokesman for Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad, says their forces are being smeared, that they were not behind the deaths.
Syria calls the revolt a terrorist conspiracy, and that the massacre was not their doing. The Syrian government is accused of using artillery in dense populated areas, but in truth, it is small next to what U.S. ally Israel did to Palestinian refugees during Operation Cast Lead in 2008 and 2009, which left more than 1400 civilians dead, 400 children among them.
The question is... as the world's microscope is fixed on Assad, would he command his forces to commit an act that would be such a perfect media slaughter? Does anyone really believe that Assad is unaware of what happened to Gaddafi?
Israel is the only possible benefactor of the destabilization of Syria. Israel's leaders are empowered by what is taking place and likely have a hand in far more Middle east violence than the world realizes.
"Women, children and old men were shot dead. This is not the hallmark of the heroic Syrian Army," said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Jihad Makdesi, who was talking to reporters in Damascus.
Also0 see: May 25 2012 Syrian rebels tried to kill Assad's top aides, Israeli officials confirm
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