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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:15 AM

Mass killing discovered in Aleppo

Source: WaPo

BEIRUT The bodies of least 65 people shot in a mass killing were found in Aleppo on Tuesday, according to opposition activists.

A video posted online Tuesday showed many of the victims lying on the muddy banks of the Quweiq River in the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood of southwestern Aleppo with their hands bound. Most appeared to have been shot in the head, and some of the victims appeared to be teenagers.

Bustan al-Qasr has been the site of heavy fighting in recent days as the Syrian military has launched several attacks to retake the neighborhood from rebel control.

Opposition activists said it was not clear who carried out the mass killing, when it happened or why. Since the bodies were fished out of the river, it was possible that the victims were shot somewhere outside the city, they said.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/mass-killing-discovered-in-aleppo/2013/01/29/d22add00-6a22-11e2-95b3-272d604a10a3_story.html

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:25 AM

1. If the gun related deaths didn't happen in the USA ...we don't care.

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:43 AM

2. We kill more civilians, including kids, with drones. But we mostly discuss civilians with guns

UN launches major investigation into civilian drone deaths

http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2013/01/24/un-launches-major-investigation-into-civilian-drone-deaths/

It is getting to be like the Borg - the collective does something it is ok, but when the individual does we get upset.

Mainly because we can prosecute the individual but the collective has no one to hold it accountable.

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:46 AM

3. "UN launches major investigation" ...US government laughs. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:12 PM

4. Indeed, it should be we the people launching one

But killing innocent people is deemed ok it seems when we do it together versus a lone gunman.

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