It was profoundly disgusting to watch the left-wing of the Assad fan club join every racist, reactionary Islamophobe last week to focus on the terrible acts of one deranged individual, who ate part of a dead soldier’s heart, to exclaim “see what those devil-worshipping jihadi Syrian rebels are like” etc. It felt just like any other similar racist incident when one person who happens to be Arab/Muslim/Black/Asian etc does something appalling and our media goes into a frenzy about the entire people.
But let’s leave that shamelessness aside. Since these people are now so concerned about atrocities, how about they open this url in this article (if you dare) and have a look at atrocities, not carried out by one maniac, but by the immense massive power of the Syrian armed forces, and then come back and see if you really still agree with the BS statement of Human Rights Watch that that was the worst atrocity of the war etc etc:
Does This Not Outrage You?
Much has been said over the past two days in the world press about a sick video showing an FSA commander tearing the heart out of a dead Hezbullah fighter (sent to murder Syrians) in Qusayr, Homs and then eating it.
The video is vile. The act is vicious. The cannibalism is inexcusable.
However, the ‘outrage’ over this video has been proclaimed by Human Rights Watch to be “the most disgusting atrocity filmed in the Syrian Civil War”. Human Rights Watch is also quoted in dozens of the world’s most widely read newspapers, television programs and news media networks stating the same. The media in general has taken the same attitude, saying that this single video, is the worst thing to have befallen the Syrian Revolution (they incorrectly call it a civil war).
Honestly? This video is the worst you people have seen come out of Syria? If that’s the case, then allow me to educate you for a moment.
Due to this single video, countless keyboard pontificators, armchair generals, faux-leftists and of course, Assad’s supporters have pounced on it, waved it like a flag in the wind, and declared that every Syrian who is not on Assad’s side of the massacre (again, not civil war) is a ‘dirty cannibal terrorist’. And yes, they apply that label to babies, children, women, the elderly and the 90,000+ martyrs that Assad’s forces have killed since March 2011.
Where was your outrage, dear fellow humans, when all of the videos below were released? I categorized (that’s how many there are now) them for you below. Can you watch them? Can you bear it? Can you stand it? Or will you look away? Toss our martyrs aside and forget us, or even worse, tell us that our 90,000 dead are all the result of ‘terrorists’ and/or the most elaborate ‘hoax’ of all time. Which is what the Assad regime
has said since the first protesters took to the streets in Daraa on March 15th, 2011.
The videos below represent a tiny fraction of the entire body of videos released from Syria and represent a much smaller fraction of what actually happens across the country that is not recorded. I can say, with full, and disgusting, confidence that the Syrian Revolution, turned massacre, is the largest ever mass murder of the Information Age, where there is literally hundreds upon hundreds of thousands of videos to attest to that fact, many of them recorded and released in near real-time.
You can continue your outrage over the video of a cannibal ripping the heart out of a terrorist sent to fight on behalf of a sectarian warlord with the sole aim of empowering a dictator so that he may resume his reign of terror on the people of my country. However, you have no right to label it the ‘most disgusting atrocity’. No right whatsoever.
*These videos are by no means all or even the worst to have emerged from Syria. They are a sample that I have been able to find in the last 2 hours.
LEAKED VIDEOS OF ASSAD’S FORCES TORTURING AND EXECUTING CIVILIANS AND FSA: It is worth it to note that of the few videos posted below, Assad’s regime has not even go as far as to acknowledge their very existence (of the videos), much less hold those in the videos accountable (since the regime is the one ordering such atrocities). It is also worthy to not that every major crime by the FSA has been acknowledged and admitted. Even though the FSA is not a formal organization, nor does it have any type of structure or tangible line of command. The FSA even published a statement about the cannibal video here. Something Assad never has, or ever will do.
Assad’s forces torture and execute a group of men. Very difficult to watch