Saturday, June 15, 2013

93,000 dead in Syria: who killed whom? (Via the Angry Arab)

I have assumed that the UN has stopped counting the dead in Syria but whenever there is a need for a propaganda pitch for the armed opposition, they seem to come up with another count, largely if not exclusively based on claims by the opposition.  In the Western media, the mantra has not changed: that Bashshar has "killed 80,000 of his own people" or 93,000 "of his own people".  There is no ambiguity of the coverage as the entire death toll is blamed on one side in a ferocious civil war where both sides have extensive external support and links.  And notice that the armed opposition is 1) never ever blamed for one death whatsoever, especially of civilians. 2) never ever mentioned when the death tally is provided to the media. But look at this sentence by the Qatari-funded, pro-armed opposition Syrian Observatory:  "It said the confirmed toll included 25,040 Syrian soldiers and security personnel, and 17,107 pro-Assad militiamen."  We are talking about 42,147 Syrians dead--and that is when the death toll was 80,000.  So by that count, the armed opposition killed more than half of those killed in Syria.  Note that in every war civilians are killed: so if the armed opposition managed to kill over 40,000 armed Syrians, it is logical to wonder how many more thousands of Syrian civilians were killed by the armed opposition especially that some Western organization had to grudgingly admit that massacres were perpetrated by the armed opposition.  So by this count, using figures by the Syrian Observatory, it is possible to maintain that the armed opposition managed to kill more Syrians than the brutal Syrian regime itself. But please: feel free to enjoy the armed opposition and to call its fanatical thugs "revolutionaries".

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