Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Torture evidence surfaces (revised)


(CNN) -- A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found "direct evidence" of "systematic torture and killing" by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report.
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CNN cannot independently confirm the authenticity of the photographs, documents and testimony referenced in the report, and is relying on the conclusions of the team behind it, which includes international criminal prosecutors, a forensic pathologist, an anthropologist and an expert in digital imaging.
from Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime

Let this be a lesson to torturers: stop photogs at the door.

I doubt this is what the article claims - it appears to be more of the same described many times in this blog, perpetrated by the usual suspects [1], given a bogus narrative ("intelligence gathering") which hints at the dark reality, and blamed on Assad in an attempt to start another war, which would probably lead to "Armageddon." Otherwise, it makes no sense.

Notes

Revision: largely rewrote note 1.

[1] In this case, perhaps they're lurking among Assad's military - the Syrian war seems to be a variation on the "war on terror" reign of terror, in which "black-ops" agents on both sides commit all sorts of atrocities in order to fan the flames of warfare and to provide an excuse for their counterparts on the other side to commit atrocities. Note that the Taliban spokesman who took credit for the recent Kabul suicide bombing "justified" it as revenge for an attack which killed Afghan civilians. The Taliban might have provided the bomber, but I doubt they were the ones who got the bomber past secuity.