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(1,333 posts)
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 08:17 AM Oct 2016

US: Russia, Syria Should Face War Crimes Probe

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In the video recorded on Oct 7, John Kerry is seen talking about a hospital that was hit last night where 20 people were killed and a 100 more were injured. I am one of those people who has followed the war in Syria very closely and I have no idea which hospital or bombing this man is talking about. I did a custom google search from Oct. 5 to Oct 7 and got not hits, I also went on liveleak, Al Jazeera, msf.org etc etc and there have been no news stories that matched the incident he is describing or any hospital bombing for that matter on the 5th or 6th of October.

I don't want to call him a liar or anything but does anyone here know which story this man is talking about?

Please, do not hit the alert button if this post makes you mad or if you do not have an answer to my question. There is no name calling contained in this post, also the video is from an AP coverage of a John Kerry press conference so it cannot be flagged as kooky source. I am being very careful with my posts cos I am afraid that the alerters will come for me again just like they have tried to removed my last 4 posts on this site.

Thanks in advance.
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US: Russia, Syria Should Face War Crimes Probe (Original Post) jamzrockz Oct 2016 OP
It is false narrative, Ghost Dog Oct 2016 #2
Yea jamzrockz Oct 2016 #5
American people are being spun, and hung Ghost Dog Oct 2016 #8
The US is supporting the jihadists in Syria cpwm17 Oct 2016 #3
Completely agree jamzrockz Oct 2016 #6
When Are US Officials and Pentagon Going to Have their War Crimes Tribunal McKim Oct 2016 #4
Sadly jamzrockz Oct 2016 #7


(1,333 posts)
5. Yea
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 04:15 PM
Oct 2016

I think most people already recognize the the false narrative that the Syrians and Russians are going out of their way to bomb hospitals, women and children is just not believable.

The problem is that these people are getting a pass making up accusations against the Syrian govt that not even the lying pro war media is not reporting. When would the American people stand up to this nonsense?



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3. The US is supporting the jihadists in Syria
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 10:41 AM
Oct 2016

and is supporting Saudi Arabia's genocide against Yemen. John Kerry needs to get his own affairs in order first.


However, the actual situation is far more complex. The U.S.-supported, so-called “moderate” rebels including the Nusra Front, the Syrian branch of al-Qaida, had first laid siege to the cities of Kefraya and Fua, leading to a retaliatory siege on Madaya by the Assad government. Those same rebel groups were also, in turn, responsible for allowing the starvation in Madaya to continue by occupying the city and keeping humanitarian aid out of reach of the populace as a strategic tactic. Additionally, many images used in media reports on Madaya turned out to be fake or misleading.

Meanwhile, far fewer journalists are covering the large-scale starvation and displacement taking place in Yemen, a situation caused by a bombing campaign and blockade led by Saudi Arabia and its allies and backed by U.S. military aid. The Nusra Front, one of the groups responsible for skyrocketing food prices in Madaya, also has the backing of the Saudi government, like many of the rebel forces in the region...

UNICEF reported in October that 537,000 Yemeni children were at risk of severe malnutrition nationwide, while Alexi O’Brien, reporting for Al-Jazeera in September, noted that the United Nations warned that 96,000 children were “starving and close to death” in the port city of al-Hodeidah, and an additional 8,000 children faced starvation in Aden in 2016.

The situation was so dire nationwide that, in June, the U.N. reported “that at least six million people in Yemen are in urgent need of emergency food and life-saving assistance, a new United Nations (UN) investigation has found … 10 out of Yemen’s 22 governorates are facing an ‘emergency level’ food security situation amid the ongoing conflict, including major areas like Aden, Taiz, Saa’da and Al Baida.” In July, Oxfam reported that the number of starving people in Yemen had topped 6 million — nearly half the country’s population of 13 million. Aid workers are struggling to reach the needy, with the World Food Programme reporting that it had served 3.5 million Yemenis by August.



(1,333 posts)
6. Completely agree
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 04:23 PM
Oct 2016

The Saudis with the help of the Americans have put a land and naval siege on Yemen and you can barely hear a peep from the media about it. The goal is to fight locals(not foreigners) who rose up to overthrow a 99.80% winning presidential candidate. Doing this against great odds cos President Hadi had support from the US and the GCC nations.

Be very careful about posting non mainstream links, there are people on this site who would alert your post if it goes against the US foreign policy. They have gotten me 4 times now and they are not stopping their campaign of censorship.


(2,412 posts)
4. When Are US Officials and Pentagon Going to Have their War Crimes Tribunal
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 03:39 PM
Oct 2016

Sorry, this does not fly with people who are well informed. The U.S. has a lot to answer for in the War on Syria. This statement is absurd. Hopefully when Hillary gets into office we can revive the Peace Movement and get her to change her mind about foreign adventurism.



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7. Sadly
Sun Oct 9, 2016, 04:26 PM
Oct 2016

I think the situation is going to get a lot worse with the next administration coming in. I think the only hope would be for Russia and Syria to give a death blow to the American supported "moderate" jihadist to the point that when the next admin comes it, they would have no choice but to admit defeat.

I still think they would try to carve out Syria for themselves but that would be tougher now with Russia in the country.

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