Posts Tagged ‘massacre’

Three massacres in  Iraq and Syria have gone unreported by msm, despite nearly 200 civilians being slaughtered, 5 June 2017. Bombings in al Shifaa and Zini

Source: ISIS and US Massacres 180 Civilians in Iraq and Syria Fleeing Death | Syria News


Deir Ezzor– The US led coalition committed a new massacre against civilians to the southeast of Deir Ezzor city, leaving 35 people dead as a result

Source: US led Coalition Airstrikes Kill 35 Civilians in Deir Ezzor | Syria News

Source: US Led Coalition Massacres Hundreds of Civilians Using “Toxic Materials” in Hatla, Deir Ezzor

The situation in Syria is becoming increasingly opaque and, above all, also more and more violent. All sides are willing to increase the level of violence in the fights against the other side. A week ago, a truce should give the people the opportunity to breathe and to experience some days without gunfire and fighting, at least, during the Islamic Feast of Sacrifice.

Unfortunately, far from it: The truce in Syria, which was brokered by the UN Special envoy Brahimi, has only lasted for a few hours before the truce was mainly violated by the armed radicals. Since the proclamation of the truce, the fighting have intensified across Syria, not to mention that some of the groups of these religious fanatics and mercenaries have not agreed to this truce and thus, it is clear that the truce was doomed to failure.

The truce was again doomed to failure because the foreign powers were and are not really interested in a real truce. The time of truce was again counterproductive for the people in a lot of areas in Syria.


Many things are possible in Syria. No one knows what is really happening. The crime scenes are not accessible for the observers; however, the hardness of the confrontation between armed groups and the Syrian forces is increasing daily.

On Friday, the shaky images of the arrest and humiliation of Syrian soldiers appeared on YouTube. As gunfire erupt, the camera turns away; then corpses and writhing people can be seen on the ground. In Syria, the recordings have triggered dismay and anger. But also questions.

Who are the perpetrators, who are the victims? Where exactly did the massacre happen, when and why? Who is the man that has accompanied the perpetrators then filmed all this before publishing the pictures to the internet?


August 07, 2012, a Christian family from al Alyat village in Homs countryside, central of Syria received the most painful news a family can endure: 10 of its members were butchered during their work in the tourism resort near the Damascus – Homs main highway, Jandar Tourism Resort witnessed yet one more of those heinous scenes of the ‘democratizing’ process of Syria.

Jandar’s resort massacre’s victims, known names:

Michael Rashid Takla
Bassam Marwan Takla
Talal Munhem Takla
George Elias Takla
Mtanious Ibrahim Hajal
Mtanious Elias Touma
Mtanious Jacob Michael
Ahmad Mustapha Koumi

Martyr Talal M Takla – photo obtained from a relative of him

Their crime was being Christians, and working for money in a resort and not joining the ‘peaceful revolution‘ of the Wahhabi fanatic ‘freedom fighters‘ coming from the filth of the filth of the world to spread their way of life on the account of other people’s lives. Another exact repeat of the Zionist genocide in Palestine started some 100 years ago, and Palestinians are still living its horror day by day till this date.

USA, UK, France, Germany and their stooge in the region Turkey, all members of the criminal organization known as NATO, the North Atlantic Terrorism (or Treaty) Organization, in addition to this organization stooges in the Middle East, Near East and North Africa are all now supporting Al Qaeda fighters openly and with no shame using it as a tool to further their goals in their sick dream of a New World Order, creating a One World Government, where all the people have equal rights in slavery, and they reign awaiting their king, the anti-Christ.

This New World Order is facing obstacles, these obstacles are called Sovereign Nations, nations whom do not accept to be subjugated under the hegemony of the already failing and fading western states. These nations don’t want to be enslaved to save the ruined by wars economies of the axis of bloodthirsty freaks: The US, UK, France, Germany and their elite leader israel. That’s why ‘regime change’ was needed and should be disguised as ‘humanitarian intervention’ to save the civilians from their leaders whom suddenly all of them wanted to ‘kill their own people’ using their own people to kill themselves..! And in case you don’t believe that the leaders of these sovereign nations are ‘killing their own people’ then they’ll prove to you and you will be convinced, because later on, you yourself would be enslaved to serve your masters, the elite 1%.

To kill without mercy and with nondiscrimination a ruthless criminal organization is required and there’s one that just fit that criteria, it’s called Al Qaeda, invented by the USA’s CIA in the 80s of last century to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, then moved to the Arabian Peninsula to secure the need of planting tens of military bases around oil fields, then moved to Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia (Shabab Movement), North Africa, Mali, Uganda (the Christian version of it called God’s army), Libya and finally Syria.

We’ve seen the west cry for victims of Houla massacre for days, even the fact that all killed were from selected families whom were state loyalists including the wife and 3 daughters of the newly elected Syrian Parliament trustee Abdul Muti Meshleb were among the victims wasn’t enough to stop NATO’s propaganda and crocodile tears accusing the Syrian state of ‘killing its own people’ at the UN different bodies including the UNSC, until the truth was revealed that NATO’s sponsored FSA terrorists carried out the massacre then a new massacre was needed to cover for the previous one and use the new one, Tremseh, was the answer, but Tremseh massacre didn’t last for long when the victims were found to be all of terrorists whom swarm into the village and were killed when confronting the Syrian army post there.

Yesterday we witnessed Jandar’s massacre, but will the Sheeple in the west ever wake up before their own government actually ‘kill their own people’ when it’s time? I doubt.

They fool you, they keep fooling you and they enjoy fooling you, not because they’re smart, it’s because you’re foolable.




The propaganda war against Syria goes on. The readers and viewers in the West must live with half-truths and twisted facts, which are sold as confirmed information or the so-called journalists just write down and publish the suspicions that are submitted to them by ominous sources like the so-called „Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, based in London, even when these journalists know that their coverage of the situation and the events within Syria has nothing more to do with journalism in general.

On Wednesday evening, the first Syrian ambassador has announced his defection and thus, the Syrian ambassador in Iraq is the next “defector” and was sold as a really high diplomat who has now changed the side because of the brutality of the Syrian regime, of course. As if the opposition forces, militias and armed religious fanatics within Syria are angels and a blessing for the Syrian population, especially for the Christians and Alawites.


Again a “blood bath by close to the government troops”, this time, in the province of the Syrian city of Hama.

According to the information of more or less unnamed opposition, the Syrian town Tremseh was attacked by government troops using heavy artillery, helicopters and armored vehicles.

Afterwards “Alawite militias” soared “through the smoking ruins and have carried out a massacre at the residents” – in line with the well-known scheme. 200 victims, all victims were peaceful civilians, of course.

There is another no less or more credible source, namely the “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights” (SOHR), based in London, which is a bit stingy and estimates the victims only with 150. Of course, this does not change the information as such.


The German author and former politician, Mr. Jürgen Todenhöfer, had an interview with the Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. The German journalist has also written an article about his interview with the Syrian president al-Assad, which was published by a German newspaper (“Bild”) on Monday.

In this guest article, Mr. Todenhöfer has mentioned, that he met with another person from al-Houla (al-Hula), the region, where the horrible massacre was committed just some weeks ago. This person from al-Houla (Hula) has some interesting statements, which underline, that the Syrian government has nothing to do with this horrible massacre.

And further, this eyewitness, who has lost many relatives in this massacre, also makes it clear that the so-called “Shabiha” (Shabi7a) were also not responsible for this horrible massacre in al-Houla (Hula). This eyewitness knows some of the perpetrators behind the massacre because he was among them, just weeks before in protests against the Syrian government and president al-Assad.

Here is the translation of the guest article by the German author and journalist Mr. Jürgen Todenhöfer:


By Adam Larson

July 3, 2012

[updated on July 5 to fix formatting and address a new point raised in comments]


The following is based on research compiled at the new site “A Closer Look on Syria“.

(Sources used here are listed below, indicated only where neccessary).


Adored, Not Ignored

Ali Al-Sayed has been heralded as the miracle survivor – or the main one – of the “Houla” massacre of May 25/26. Just over one hundred people, nearly half of them children, were cruelly butchered in the collected villages called Al-Houla, in Syria’s Homs province (most of them were killed in the southern town of Tal-Daw/Taldou). As related by the news, these were members of Sunni families being punished for aiding the protests against Assad’s regime. As his entire family was shot dead around him, the eleven-year-old was shot at but not hit. He dramatically smeared himself with his brother Nader’s blood after seeing his spirit leave his body. He then escaped unharmed into the night to tell the world.

Ali wasn’t alone in surviving to tell and to blame the government and its allied shadow militia, the Shabiha (ghosts). As many as a dozen others who escaped from various targeted homes, most by playing dead, are known so far. Like Ali, they say or imply that their families defied the government. They all blame soldiers, Shabiha, or “Alawite pigs,” and ask for outside protection. Ali actually puts it best, if not most subtly, conveying his strong personal feelings about the responsibilities of the world community, considering what he says he saw.

“I demand that the international community stop the killing in Syria & in Houla … We’re being killed in our homes. The international community is sitting, just talking and not doing anything. The people must fight for us, do what they say, and protect us.” (va 3:09-3:38)

The world is now dimly aware of a whole other set of alleged witnesses with an opposite story. These have said rebel-affiliated terrorists, including known local families and unknown foreign helpers, carried out an attack on loyalist families remaining in this rebel-dominated area. Western powers would never help against that, and these witnesses they don’t bother to ask, which is wise since so few have bothered listening. Their small ranks contain no miracle escapees at all, which inherently makes them more realistic, but these others are ignored while Ali above all is adored.

He’s so cute with his baby face and “supergame” t-shirt that he barely even looks eleven. In fact he doesn’t; by the video Ali looks about eight or nine. Perhaps he is younger than stated, maybe after someone decided that the sophisticated plea for foreign help just looked preposterous coming from an 8-year-old.

Contacts and Suggestion

Ali initially spoke out three times, all apparently via a Skype video connection. The first was apparently a video of the boy interviewed, in Arabic, by an unknown man. (va) He also spoke to Martin Chulov of the UK Guardian via Skype, first un-named but with plenty of detail. (g1) Both of those occurred on or before the 28th, but he also spoke to the Associated Press the same way on the 30th. (nyp)

Chulov noted that, with all his family allegedly dead, the boy was living with “a town elder who is a member of the Syrian Revolutionary Council and is now caring for him,” as well as arranging the discussion. The AP contacted him “through anti-regime activists in Houla who arranged for an interview.” (nyp)

The UN Commission of Inquiry’s initial report, released June 27, shared their investigators’ doubts about a boy that’s clearly Ali. They spoke to him via Skype, making a fourth known interview, but with no details shared. They also reviewed the previous video, but not apparently the Guardian or AP interviews.

“In both interviews he blamed the killings on Shabbiha and soldiers of the Syrian army. In one interview the survivor stated that the perpetrators arrived together in tanks. The CoI took note of the age of the boy and duly considered his suggestibility.” (un)

The bolded part is something the corporate media and world leaders apparently never did. Considering Ali’s guardian and handler and his network, it’s quite clear who would be doing the suggesting and what basic form it would take. That geo-politically useful form is likely the reason it was accepted with no question.

Suggestibility is a type of unreliability, but only a potential one. New research shows that active story break-down is a more immediate problem with this alleged witness and survivor. Between only three publicly available accounts, the kid has managed to contradict himself to the point of absurdity, as explained below.

“That is True” – The Attack

In the video, Ali says the attackers entered his home after emerging from “the tank” that pulled up out front. To Chulov, he said “they came in armoured vehicles and there were some tanks.” To the AP, he said they arrived “in a military armored vehicle and a bus.” In general, he describes them as eleven in number, primarily military in appearance, with some in uniforms and some in civilian clothes, sporting big beards and shaved heads.

Some commentators, like German journalist Rainer Hermann, have noted the hair and beard style could describe anti-government Sunni fanatics. (rh) However, in various details he clearly describes them as Alawites and Assad loyalists. At 2:07 in the video, he’s asked “how did you know it was the army, not armed gangs?” He answered “the tank was outside, they came out of it.” Further, they “were dressed as military,” and were “Shabiha.”

Chulov noted the boy’s calm delivery relating his family’s massacre, but then he grew argumentative when asked how he knew who the attackers were. “Why are you asking me who they were? I know who they were. We all know it. They were the regime army and people who fight with them. That is true.” (g1) Later, he was quoted by Chulov as saying the attackers “spoke with an Allawite accent,” and “said they were from Foulah. They were Shabiha. And they were proud of it.” (g2)

He agrees in all accounts his mother was killed after shouting at the soldiers. In the video, he says “my mom screamed at them as they were arresting (brother) Shaoqi and my uncle(s),” who were taken alive but killed before the next day. AP reported back “the men led Ali’s father and oldest brother outside” and killed them there, and then she screamed “Why did you take them? Why did you take them?’” before being shot down. (nyp)

But in the version told to Chulov, Ali’s mother and the young children were shot dead while the sought men stayed hidden nearby in the house. “My mum yelled at them … ‘What do you want from my husband and son?’” They gunned her down, tried to kill Ali, and murdered Nader and Rasha, then started looting. After all of this, “on the way out of the house, the boy said the gunmen found the three men they had been looking for. They killed them all. “They shot my father and uncle. And then they found Aref, my oldest brother, near the door. They shot him dead too.”

In general, Ali claims he escaped only after the attackers left, having played dead until that point. They had found him and shot right at him, he’s said, but managed to miss, and then he dramatically smeared himself with someone else’s blood as a disguise. Some sources say it was his mother’s blood he used, but no primary sources seem to support that. Martin Chulov reported in the Guardian “he smeared himself in the blood of his slain brother.” To the AP, he specified it was Nader’s blood, a point played up in the cited New York Post publication (the photo is captioned “blood brother”).

However, in the video interview, he doesn’t mention anyone’s blood. He does however say that when they shot and missed, he was actually “hit,” or grazed on the back of his right hand. He shows this to the camera, which can make out what seems like three faint scratches, less than three days after the massacre. It seems it was his own (bloodied?) hand that he used to hide under; “after they killed us, I went like this (right hand covering the side of his face), acting like I was shot.”

There are other points he was more consistent on between his Guardian and video interviews. For example, the number of bullets (five) fired through the front door lock. The stolen items are consistent; on video, he lists three televisions, a computer, and a vacuum cleaner. The Guardian’s Martin Chulov failed to mention the vacuum, but listed the rest.

A Fungible Family

One rather serious problem with this alleged witness is his inability to keep his family members straight. A certain pool of names remains constant, but these shift freely from one member to another between accounts. The effect, distilled below, is bizarre.

Ali gives his killed father’s name as identical to his own – Ali Alsayed –  in the video interview. But to the Guardian, he’s apparently named Aref: “They said they wanted Aref and Shawki, my father and my brother.” Then it turns out Aref was “my oldest brother,” and Shawki apparently his father. In the video, Shaoqi (Shawki) is his killed older brother. So perhaps Aref is the father?

To the Guardian, his killed uncle was Abu Haider, but on video he names two uncles, Oqba and Aref. Though the interviewer repeatedly reminds him both uncles were taken, Ali keeps using the singular form, apparently referring to Oqba. (note: an Okba Al-Sayed, along with his brother and his brother’s family, are cited as among those killed, according to the non-rebel witnesses.) (s1)

His mother is always dead, never named, and his younger siblings are a bit more stable – Rasha, 5, and Nader, 6, both killed before his eyes, both mentioned in the video and in both interviews. To the AP he also adds another brother, Aden, age 8. That’s seven murders minimum, eight if there were two uncles taken. When he saw the soldiers later “they were describing six people dead in my house. They included me. They thought I was dead.” (g1) By this he thinks there were only five killed, forgetting at least two.

The one known witness list, from the Damascus Center for Human Rights Study (DCHRS), comprehended with Google translate, doesn’t even contain the family names Al-Sayed or anything close. There is a family name “Mr. Arif” or Aref, the first name of Ali’s brother/father/uncle as given. This appears for entries 30, 31, 48, and 93, with matching first names Nader (#30) and Rasha (#48). But there are only the four entries when 7-8 family members are said to have been killed.

The other two Arifs given on that list as dying are Mohammed and Adel. Adel is similar to Aden, the brother who was mentioned by Ali only in his AP interview, and it keeps coming up. Anti-government activist Maysara al-Hilawi described to Reuters a single survivor of the Al-Sayed family: “A baby, Ali Adel al-Sayyed, miraculously survived.” (ko) When the interviewer in the video repeats back Ali’s father’s name, he seems to add, and even emphasize, an “Adel,” repeating “Ali Adel Sayed.” The Adel link might also help explain why the DCHRS victim list also contains one “Mr. Adel Shawki,” perhaps meaning “Mr. Aref Shawki,” meaning the brother/father that Ali cited. Thus it seems possible these related entries were gathered from Ali himself, who managed to confuse things again to create the mess recorded here.

DCHRS is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights, FIDH/IFHR. (dc)

The Evil Uncle and the Unmentioned Uncle

Despite the amazing confusion over his alleged immediate family and their names, Ali’s two accounts consistently suggest another uncle – unnamed – was complicit in the killings.

To the Guardian, he reported running to this uncle’s house for safety, but strangely, the soldiers who had attacked his own home then arrived right after him. Unseen, apparently by everyone, he overheard the Shabiha talking to his uncle as if on good terms. They mentioned the six killings that were only five, and then he recalled them “asking his uncle if he knew who lived in the house that they just rampaged through,” as if he had been the one to send them. (g1)

Furthermore, in the video, Ali says his uncle(s) Oqba (and Aref?) and his brother were taken away, rather than killed there. He said he only knew they had been killed because “the next day I saw them dead on the government TV channel.” This 8-11 year-old from an ostensibly rebel family apparently makes sure to keep up on what SANA is saying. That’s one astute kid. After that, “my uncle came on saying that armed gangs killed his children.” But Ali knew this wasn’t true – he caught the lie on both ends, at his own home and his uncle’s, in his fanciful story.

The name of this evil uncle is unspecified in both cases, which is noteworthy given another name that doesn’t appear – Abdelmutti Al-Mashlab, aka Mashlab Al-Sayed. He was in the Syrian parliament, the Peoples’ Assembly, which had been elected on May 7 in an election the rebellion insisted was a regime ploy no one should participate in. The winners – this time including many pre-rebellion opposition members – were sworn in on May 24 and voted for positions within the parliament. (cn)

It was Mr. Al-Sayed who was chosen that day as the speaker in Damascus, and the next day, his family back in Al-Houla was allegedly one of the many slaughtered and blamed on the government. That’s according to the ignored local witnesses, one of whom explained the man she called Abdullah Al-Mashlab “was elected on May 24th, and the next day they killed his wife and three kids and his brother and his big family as well.” (vk) SANA reported he was the speaker of the Peoples’ Assembly at the time, that the brother whose family was killed was a loyal police officer, and that a total of three small households of this family were liquidated, among the many households of a few other well-chosen loyalist families. (s1)

There is some acknowledgment of this parliament connection, although vague, from the other side. American NPR reported, after speaking with an apparent cousin of Ali’s who escaped from one of the other Al-Sayed houses hit:

“The Syrian government says [the attackers] were out to punish one family that had a relative in the Syrian parliament, but Maryam Sayid, who survived the massacre of that family by running away, said the government’s version is simply untrue.

Why would we flee and hide with anti-government rebels, she says, if we were with the government? She describes the killers as Alawite thugs wearing all black and chanting sectarian slogans. … This was a sectarian killing, Maryam says. They killed us because we are Sunni.” (np)

So despite having one member willing to work at a high level with the sitting government as it tried reforms to prevent war, the rest of the family took the SNC/FSA rejection route and were not “with the government” at all.

At any rate, the speaker of the Peoples’ Assembly is likely to be featured on state TV following the murder of his family. It therefore seems likely that, in citing such an appearance, Ali confirms this. In fact he’s implicating Mashlab, accusing him of celebrating his election victory by running back to Al-Houla and overseeing the massacre of his own traitorous family.

Conclusion: Abilities and Disabilities

The case for a Syrian government-ordered massacre at Al-Houla was taken as obvious fact from day one by the Western powers and all those kept on the same page with them. The blamed government had its ambassadors expelled over the blame, along with harsh condemnations of the blamed government, and increased talk of arming the rebels to help stop the killing.

But the blame comes down to a handful of alleged miracle escapees and the “activists” they now live and roll with, divorced from all consideration of the non-rebel witnesses. The believed batch is anchored by this juvenile star witness, but we can now assess his abilities and disabilities.

He’s not able to remember the names of his own father and older brother, nor of his three named uncles compressed into to one. He apparently cannot count past six or know when he should try. He cannot remember the order of attack consistently, or whether the men of the house cowered by the door as the youngest and their mother were mowed down. He cannot well explain how he escaped with those faint scratches on his hand standing in for the slightest actual injury. He reports one attempted shot, no attempted stabbing, throat-slitting, eye-gouging, or any such thing, We know these things happened in the Houla massacre, but not to Ali or any of his kin, he reports.

Ali’s abilities more than make up for his shortcomings. Like a video camera he consistently recalls minor details, like the five bullets in the lock and the stolen vacuum cleaner. He can blame the government, and expose his scheming uncle’s wicked plots. He can detect an “Alawite accent,” from the Foulah people from five miles away, that likely doesn’t exist. He’s incapable, apparently, of telling us what really realistically might have happened, but as we’ve seen, he’s been fully able to move a world that badly wants to believe the poor little guy anyway.

In fact, the real question here is about the capability of the population of planet Earth to tell, any longer, what’s really happening in the world. Do please realize now that if little Al Al-Sayed is a fake, coached witness as he now seems, that suggests the opposite of what he says is more likely true. That means the people the West is increasingly arming and supporting are the ones who actually left a reported 49 children and 59 adults dead in Houla. It would mean the weapons people want more of sent were responsible for attacking the protecting army stations, and getting these monsters in close enough to slash throats, hammer heads, rape, mutilate, burn, and otherwise make of men, women, and children extreme examples sent out on Youtube.

Besides propaganda fuel against the regime, this horror show might also have been designed to send a different signal within Syria, where people actually know more of what’s going on and have thought about it more deeply. Some evidence suggests the killings terrorized loyalist, Alawite, and other non-Sunni or non-rebel families into fleeing for their lives and limbs. That’s in lieu of joining or surrendering to the side that, increasingly, has a good chance of winning and hunting them down anyway.

After Houla and at least one copycat massacre, among an ever-increasing string of barbaric terrorist acts, it’s more urgent than ever that the world help Syria overcome the menace. Monsters are inscribing their bleak world vision on the flesh of the nation’s families, and the government’s defenses grow weaker by the week. But sadly, the brain-damaged “world community” is further than ever from helping at all, and is in fact pushing to escalate the horror until it manages to overcome all defenses and satiate itself at its own leisure.

And doubtless we’ll have plenty of witnesses along the way to deliver a version that upsets us less than the truth would.









(rh) translation from German