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Whaddya Know? Syrian Rebels not so Innocent

The narrative that the Syrian rebels are innocent, helpless victims of the repressive Assad regime has become the dominant meme in media circles (persecuted Christians get virtually no mention). It’s a perception that has essentially become a reality.

The Houla Massacre, in which several women and children were killed, was blamed on Assad’s forces. However, it looks like the rebels may be the guilty party.

Via National Review:

It was, in the words of U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan, the “tipping point” in the Syria conflict: a savage massacre of over 90 people, predominantly women and children, for which the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was immediately blamed by virtually the entirety of the Western media. Within days of the first reports of the Houla massacre, the U.S., France, Great Britain, Germany, and several other Western countries announced that they were expelling Syria’s ambassadors in protest.

But according to a new report in Germany’s leading daily, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), the Houla massacre was in fact committed by anti-Assad Sunni militants, and the bulk of the victims were member of the Alawi and Shia minorities, which have been largely supportive of Assad. For its account of the massacre, the report cites opponents of Assad, who, however, declined to have their names appear in print out of fear of reprisals from armed opposition groups.

According to the article’s sources, the massacre occurred after rebel forces attacked three army-controlled roadblocks outside of Houla. The roadblocks had been set up to protect nearby Alawi majority villages from attacks by Sunni militias. The rebel attacks provoked a call for reinforcements by the besieged army units. Syrian army and rebel forces are reported to have engaged in battle for some 90 minutes, during which time “dozens of soldiers and rebels” were killed.

Senator John McCain continues to call for the arming of the Syrian rebels.

Why? Does he consider them his ‘heroes’ too?

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  • http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/ MFS

    Hi.

    I mentioned on my blog on the 31 th of May:

    Houla Eye Witnesses: Free Syrian Army Responsible for Massacre,
    nobody cared at the time.

    Why would it be different now?

    The MSM only broadcasts the Muslim Brotherhood ‘truth’.

  • punkin7

    I say “NO” support to either Assad’s Army or the rebels!!!

    In this world it seems that us Christians get no media or at least, no real truth in the media but then what can one expect with the media we have today. Most of the media refuse to speak the Truth (MSMBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CNN, etc) they seem to love the Muslim Brotherhood which is one of the most reviled groups of enemies in this world, yet the media and many people are blind to the TRUTH about anything to do with Islam. No one does any research into the Real History of Islam, it is a violent cult and it is political, too. Muhammad started out with the Qur’an being nice to Jews and Christians UNTIL they refused to accept the lies that Muhammad was speaking because God had already spoken the TRUTH and what was coming out of Muhammad’s mouth was lies from satan and they wanted nothing to do with it.

    The End of Time is coming closer, the catching up of those who are true Christians, then the Great Tribulation will come….the worst anyone has ever seen or ever will see again, then at the end of seven years, Jesus Christ will come and destroy those who have attacked Israel, the Jewish people, and the Christians (those who accepted Jesus Christ after the start of the Tribulation because no Christian was left on earth for we will go home to be with Christ…..Praise God for His Loving Kindness!!) and who will do battle against Jesus, too.

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