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Wed May 30, 2012, 06:18 PM

Satellite image clues to Houla massacre in Syria

Source: BBC

Satellite images obtained by the BBC show clearly the location of Syrian military forces around the site of last week's massacre at Houla where 108 civilians died, including 49 children.

They also show what analysts believe was the firing point for Syrian artillery that shelled villages where the massacre took place.

They do not prove conclusively that the Syrian regime was responsible for the deaths on 25-26 May but they do provide further detail of what is being called the single worst atrocity since the Syrian uprising began last year.

All the images were taken on the morning of Saturday 26 May, within hours of the massacre ending.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18274542

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:25 PM

1. Yeah, we don't have HD video of the massacre

but it's pretty clear who's responsible.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #1)

Wed May 30, 2012, 06:27 PM

2. Thank God we don't have HD, or it would be online....

Because this has already been posted and I must warn anyone who watches this....it is the SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT CHILDREN that incites action, obviously tooo late for them...

WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:20 PM

3. I thought they were killed by small arms?

 

What does artillery have to do with anything?

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:23 PM

4. And the first Assadopologist responds. nt

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #5)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:30 PM

6. Here's the answer, from the BBC's report yesterday:


The picture being pieced together by activists, survivors and the limited number of international journalists and human rights organisations in Syria is of an attack that began with the army shelling the town and ended with militiamen killing people house-by-house late into the night.

Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has said initial investigations suggest the majority of the victims were "summarily executed in two separate incidents" while fewer then 20 were killed by artillery or shell fire.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18233934


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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #6)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:49 PM

9. Thank you, that's what I was trying to figure out.

 

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #5)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:34 PM

7. You've been in multiple threads denying there

was a massacre and trying to shift blame away from Assad. Exactly like you did w/r/t Gaddhafi. Your hunt for the truth is about as sincere as David Irving's.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:52 PM

10. Really? What threads?

 

As for Libya, I called it like I saw it, military interventionism for the good of western powers, not for the people Libya.

Guess what, when the guns come out both sides do bad things, that is the reality of it. We are no better.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #10)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:57 PM

11. Here's your most recent denialism:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014130179#post5

In every single Syria or Libya thread in which you comment, you take the side of the dictator against his opponents.

Without exception.

Anyone with google can verify this.

You are a serial apologist and cheerleader for Arab dictators.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #11)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:07 PM

12. I take the side our miltary staying out of other countries

 

and not cheerleading miltary adventurism. If they want to overthrow their government, let them, leave us out of it.

If we were concerned about the well being of oppressed people then maybe we should have not have sold military hardware to douchebags all these decades. However, now that we are in a struggle for resources and control we seem to be against our one time business partners.

We can get into murdering of innocents and not giving a shit too if you like. (Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and any other country Obama feels like bombing)

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #12)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:19 PM

13. Except that you side with the dictator against his own

people when they oppose him.

You sided with Gaddhafi against his opposition, and you are doing it with Assad.

You are a reliable voice on the behalf of anti-American dictators.

Oh, and Syria has always been a satellite of the USSR/Russia, not the US. As was the case with Libya.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #12)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:22 PM

14. If you did not hear the wailing from mothers in the background and you still don't hear that....

sound ringing in your ears, then you are not paying attention to what is happening....this is the slaughtering of innocents....

by a regime that does not care about its people.....

with the selling of hardware, what has been done, has been done, in other words, It is what it is....

and all your apologetic nonsense only incites others when murder is the word of the day....

We all give a shit about the murder of innocents....if you do not you are not human.....

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #3)

Wed May 30, 2012, 09:47 PM

8. Most anybody who has been to war knows that you soften the opposition....

with artillery, then let you ground troops in to clean up.....

In this case only one side has artillery.....

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Response to MindMover (Reply #8)

Wed May 30, 2012, 10:39 PM

15. From a witness

He describes how there was intense shelling of the ground for several hours. After that the Shabiya armed militia entered the town from the southern to south western direction. He says there were around 100 of them dressed in military uniforms. They approached Dam Road which connects the large reservoir to the Houla villages. He says and all agree these men were Shia and Alawite who had come from specific Shia/Alawite villages to the south and west of Houla.

http://blogs.channel4.com/alex-thomsons-view/searing-grief-houlas-survivors/1739

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