The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 16th May 2017

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2 Comments

  1. Pat O'Dea says:

    A critique of Noam Chomsky’s excusing of genocide by the Assad regime.

    https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/comment/2017/5/5/chomsky-and-the-syria-revisionists-the-lefts-moral-cul-de-sac

    • Assad’s use of mass executions has been well-documented by Amnesty International:

      A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells and hanged to death. In five years, as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilians believed to be opposed to the government, were hanged in secret at Saydnaya.

      Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria also shows that the government is deliberately inflicting inhuman conditions on detainees at Saydnaya Prison through repeated torture and the systematic deprivation of food, water, medicine and medical care. The report documents how these extermination policies have killed massive numbers of detainees.

      These practices, which amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, are authorized at the highest levels of the Syrian government.

      ref: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/02/syria-investigation-uncovers-governments-secret-campaign-of-mass-hangings-and-extermination-at-saydnaya-prison/

      Syria joins the likes of Saudi Arabia and other authoritarian dictatorships using mass-murder against their own people.