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Post time 2012-5-28 04:42:32 |Display all floors
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saltandpepper Post time: 2012-5-28 03:35
Yes, my friend
That was the most rediculous pretext presented to the world, babies be ...


Indeed even kikpedia classify that story as war time propaganda:

Nayirah Testimony refers to the controversial testimony given before the non-governmental Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990, by a female who provided only her first name, Nayirah. In her emotional testimony, Nayirah stated that after the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait she had witnessed Iraqi soldiers take babies out of incubators in a Kuwaiti hospital, take the incubators, and leave the babies to die. Though reporters did not then have access to Kuwait, her testimony was regarded as credible at the time and was widely publicized. It was cited numerous times by United States senators and the president in their rationale to back Kuwait in the Gulf War.

Her story was initially corroborated by Amnesty International[1] and testimony from evacuees. Following the liberation of Kuwait, reporters were given access to the country and found the story of stolen incubators unsubstantiated.However, they did find that a number of people, including babies, died when nurses and doctors fled the country.

In 1992, it was revealed that Nayirah's last name was al-Ṣabaḥ (Arabic: نيره الصباح‎) and that she was the daughter of Saud bin Nasir Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Furthermore, it was revealed that her testimony was organized as part of the Citizens for a Free Kuwait public relations campaign which was run by Hill & Knowlton for the Kuwaiti government. Following this, al-Sabah's testimony has largely come to be regarded as wartime propaganda.

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Post time 2012-5-28 04:48:50 |Display all floors
UN Security Council holds urgent meeting over Houla massacre

27 May, 2012

Russia Today


The UN Security Council has convened for an urgent session in New York to hear a report over the shelling in Syria's Houla, which killed at least 90 people on Friday. Britain and France are pressing for a statement condemning the Syrian government.
Norwegian General Robert Mood, who heads the UN observer mission in Syria, tells the Assembly 116 people were killed, 300 injured in massacre in Houla, reports Reuters.
There are concerns that most “civilians killed in Houla were victims of a blatant murder: they were either shot in the temple from a short distance, or their throats were cut,” Russia’s UN envoy deputy Aleksandr Pankin told journalists before the session began.
Very few of the people who died in Houla were killed by artillery shelling,” he added.
At the same time, the 15 members of the UNSC are considering a French-British statement condemning “in the strongest possible terms, government forces for Houla massacre in Syria.” The press statement would say that the “indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force” against civilians was in “flagrant violation” of international law, UN resolutions and the Syrian government’s own commitment to a ceasefire.

The statement would also demand the government cease the use of heavy weapons in residential centers and immediately pull back troops from such areas, reports Kuwaiti news agency KUNA.
UN Security Council statements are issued by consensus. These statements, presidential or to the press, are non-binding. Presidential statements are drawn if a resolution cannot be passed, and are meant as a warning that the Council is paying attention to the situation and further action may follow.

Russia opposes putting all the blame on  forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, say sources in the Council. Moscow wants to introduce references to “a third party,” implying terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda could be behind the attack in western Syria.
"The tragic events in Syria and the deaths of dozens of people deserve condemnation. However it is necessary to seriously examine the causes of what happened," Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Twitter.
The Syrian government denies involvement in the massacre. Damascus condemned the attack Saturday, saying “terrorist” groups were behind it.

Initially the massacre was reported by opposition activists, who claimed that the city was shelled by government forces during an anti-regime demonstration. Reports also suggested that troops entered the city, butchering dozens of people.

A team of UN observers arriving in Houla to investigate the killings said the casualties included 32 children under the age of 10 and dozens of women. Russia hopes the Sunday report by General Mood will bring some clarity to the incident.

Syria is trying to implement a peace plan drawn by UN special envoy Koffi Annan. The plan is meant to stop bloodshed in the country, which has been trapped in a violent civil turmoil for over a year. The popular uprising against President Assad’s regime has taken over 9,000 lives, the UN estimates. Assad says he is a fighting foreign insurgency.

Annan’s plan demands a ceasefire from all parties to the conflict starting on April 10, 2012, and deployment of a UN observing mission. The massacre in Houla comes as the biggest incident since the observer mission began. Now the Free Syrian Army, the biggest opposition force fighting Assad’s troops, says it will pull out of the plan “unless the UN Security Council takes urgent steps for the protection of civilians.


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Post time 2012-5-28 04:52:44 |Display all floors
There are concerns that most “civilians killed in Houla were victims of a blatant murder: they were either shot in the temple from a short distance, or their throats were cut,” Russia’s UN envoy deputy Aleksandr Pankin told journalists before the session began.
“Very few of the people who died in Houla were killed by artillery shelling,” he added.
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Regular army units do not do this kind of things, throat cutting is hallmark of Al Qa’ida even moron like Seneca know that much.
USUKIS blame artillery from government forces , how ridiculous when we all know wast majority is killed by knife and bullet from short distance.

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Post time 2012-5-28 05:03:19 |Display all floors
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Damascus has refuted accusations of being behind a ruthless attack in Houla where over 90 civilians were killed. Political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT those killed were actually Assad loyalists, and the timing is suspicious.

Friday's attack in the Governorate of Homs has risen already-high tensions in Syria, with many in the international community quick to point fingers at Assad's forces.

Public anxiety was fueled by numerous amateur videos from Houla posted to YouTube showing dozens of bodies, including many women and children.


Although the videos were widely distributed by the media, the source could not be independently verified.

Damascus condemned the attack Saturday, saying it had no involvement in the massacre, and accused “terrorist” groups of being behind it.

The authorities also announced an investigation into the incident.

‘Those killed were loyal to Assad’
Political analyst Ibrahim Alloush told RT that the way the attack was done and its timing “make it obvious” that Damascus is not responsible.

“It would not make sense for the Syrian army to commit these massacres and withdraw, and then just let the rebels come and take photos and make documentaries about them,” he explained.

Alloush believes the crimes were committed “by the armed gangs supported from abroad, from the GCC countries and from the NATO specifically through Turkey.”

The analyst insists that the massacre in Houla was carried out in the context of a broad attack throughout the area.

“They also attacked the national hospital in the region and they set fire to it. Then they turned to civilian houses in some of the neighboring villages and they started killing indiscriminately,” he said, emphasizing that among those killed  were people loyal to Assad.


Alloush also said that the timing of the attack makes it look suspicious
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These crimes have come at a point when a political solution has slated for the Syrian question, and these people do not want to see a political solution – instead they want to see an armed intervention, an international foreign intervention in Syria under pretext of massacres,” he concluded.

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Post time 2012-5-28 05:29:43 |Display all floors
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Previously, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov reported in his Twitter microblog that "there is information that the nature of the wounds received by many of the dead is not consistent with a fire attack."

Russia’s Deputy FM: tragic events in Houla require detailed scrutiny

The tragic events in the Syrian village of Houla in the vicinity of Homs require careful investigation. Such an opinion was expressed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Gennady Gatilov.

"The tragic events in Syria, and the death of dozens of people should doubtlessly be condemned. However, we must seriously look into the causes of the incident. There are reports that the nature of the wounds received by many there rule out artillery fire as the cause of death," - wrote the diplomat in his Twitter microblog.

On the night from Friday to Saturday Houla came under heavy shelling. The opposition accuses government troops, while Syrian authorities deny any involvement.

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Post time 2012-5-28 06:49:03 |Display all floors
SMITHI Post time: 2012-5-28 02:54
Yes they blame others for their own sins of course, it is never their fault...................
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The vehemence and haste with which the western powers pounced on this dreadful act, leads one to believe they knew the real perpetrators were the opposition. They may even have had prior knowledge. It makes no sense for the Syrian govt. to engage in this type of action against women and children. To what end? The UN observers should do their job and find the real culprits before NATO insists on 'humanitarian' intervention.


Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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Post time 2012-5-28 08:34:45 |Display all floors
yes for supporting the status quo....................


both Russia and China has plenty of blood on their hands........................................
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