Syria: 260 people killed by authorities, in one day

by Kal El on February 4, 2012 · 6 comments

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Yet another massacre in the middle east.  Meanwhile, the Useless Nitwits (UN) are set to pass another bullshit resolution, just like they did with Iraq in the 90s.

Homs ‘massacre’ leaves 260 dead

The Syrian army unleashed a massive attack on the city of Homs early on Saturday morning, bombing the protest hub and killing at least 260 people in a bloody “massacre”, activists and witnesses said.

The Syrian government denied involvement in the violence, blaming “armed gunmen”. Television stations showed images of bodies on the ground and buildings destroyed in a city turned into a war zone.

The grim toll, if confirmed, would mark the bloodiest day of the 10-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, with the United Nations Security Council to vote on Saturday on a resolution condemning the repression.

Protesters stormed Syrian embassies in Berlin, Athens, Cairo, Kuwait and London as the Syrian National Council opposition group called on the world to act to end a brutal campaign which activists say has killed at least 6,000 people since March.

“Assad forces randomly bombed residential areas in Homs, including Khaldiyeh and Qusur, which resulted in at least 260 civilians killed and hundreds of wounded, including men, women, and children,” said the SNC.

The “Assad regime committed one of the most horrific massacres since the beginning of the uprising in Syria,” it said in a statement.

The Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya television channels showed footage of dozens of bodies and scenes of chaos as tweets claiming to be by residents said the city “is bleeding” under heavy bombardment, one counting “366 explosions tonight so far.”

Al-Jazeera said witnesses spoke of nail bombs raining down and incessant shelling, while one resident, Danny Abdul Ayem, reported “non-stop bombardment … by tank shells and mortar bombs.”

A medical student told Al-Jazeera the local hospital was struggling to cope.

“There is a lack of blood, a lack of oxygen … there is danger in the streets,” he said. “We are overwhelmed. We have opened the mosque next door” to receive wounded people, he said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said: “It’s a real massacre,” calling for the “immediate intervention” of the Arab League to end the killing.

But the Syrian government denied its army had shelled Homs and accused television stations of “inciting” violence, the official SANA news agency said.

“The civilians shown by satellite television stations are citizens who were kidnapped and killed by armed gunmen,” it said. It accused the gunmen of “wanting to use that information to (pressure) the Security Council”.

Hours before the UN Security Council was to vote on Saturday on a resolution condemning the violent repression in Syria, Russia reiterated the text “does not suit us at all”.

The text to be put to the vote on Saturday highlights the UN body’s support for an Arab League plan for a democratic transition while leaving out explicit references to calls for Assad to step down, a diplomat said on Friday.



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  • Tonto

    Assad is hardcore, he ain’t going quietly.  So far he’s told the UN and the world to f*ck off and got away with it.  Actually, he understands that the REAL DEAL is protecting his country from a wahabbi/chalifate take over that would sink his budding democracy into the toilet of shariah law and darkness.  So he kills a bunch of those sh*t heads….no big deal in my book.  The most important aspect is that Assad is actually doing a lot more good by killing those assholes than the rest of the world actually understands…..becuse of the short sightedness of the people acting so horrified by what is going on there.

  • ljcarolyne

    That Shariah Law is as dark as it gets. You are right – no big deal – that many are now out of the way.  Glad he stood up to the UN = Unified Nuts good name for them as someone said. hahaha

  • Phillip

    Yet another surprise! Every week another a few hundred people die in attacks in the Middle Eas perpetrated by Muslims. Muslimsare slaughtering each other everyday and yet they always find margin to criticize the United States as the big bad wolf. Makes me sick. I love in Canada, and last week an 18 year old Muslim posted on his Facebook tht he hopes Irqn destroys the United States and Israel in war (never mind that the Canadian economy relies on the UNited States or tht he was posting it from his iPhone). I really can’t listen to Muslim hypocrisy anymore.

    • Opponent

      Assad and his cronies are secular Alawis, not Muslims. So it’s a case of secularists slaughtering Muslims, not Muslims slaughtering each other. Do your research next time.

      “yet they always find margin to criticize the United States as the big bad wolf”

      There are reasons for that. Didn’t US invade Afghanistan and Iraq? Or was it a dream I had…

  • Tonto

    Just talked to my buddy Tony today….he’s from outside Homs.  Happily, his mom and dad are here, and have been for a couple months.  He says the real deal is Assad v. muslim brotherhood, so killing those muz hoodlums is a favor to the world.  We all know that if the muz bros get the upper hand, it’s curtains for the Christian and Jewish population there.  Hope Assad kills many more….so we won’t have to later.

  • Gary Rumain

    This is the Burden of Damascus prophesy coming true.