Washington Post claims “soldiers” were executed – terrorists in video clearly refer to victims as civilian “shabih.” Victims had no weapons, uniforms, or IDs indicating they were soldiers.
by Tony Cartalucci, Land Destroyer
An egregious war crime was reported on by the Washington Post, but deceitfully and purposefully spun and shrugged off. In the Post’s article, “Syrian rebels execute unarmed government soldiers; dozens killed in fighting,” it is first reported:
Syrian rebels executed at least a half-dozen unarmed government soldiers
Thursday after attacks on checkpoints near the town of Saraqeb in
The execution of the soldiers, which was documented in a graphic video [GRAPHIC]
posted online Thursday, is not the first time that rebel fighters
appear to have committed war crimes. U.N. representatives and human
rights organizations have repeatedly criticized the Syrian opposition in
recent months for carrying out summary executions and for abusing
The video clearly shows unarmed men, none of whom are wearing uniforms or equipment typical of “government soldiers.” The Washington Post then links to another video while reporting:
A second video posted online Thursday [GRAPHIC],
which appears to have been filmed shortly after the execution, shows at
least three other bodies spread out around the checkpoint. The man
filming approaches two of the bodies and says, “The shabiha of Assad,
“Shabiha,” of course refers to alleged civilian militias organized locally to resist terrorists entering into and attempting to overrun neighborhoods. The term “shabiha” has been used by the Western media as a catch-all to spin any massacre committed against civilians by US-backed terrorists operating in Syria. That the murderers themselves, filming their own crime, refer to the victims as “shabiha” – indicates that civilians, not Syrian government forces, were murdered – contrary to what the Washington Post reported.
The term suspected “shabiha” has become analogous of the
Western media’s use of the term “African mercenaries” in Libya during
NATO destabilization and regime change operations there in 2011. These
“African mercenaries” were lynched, beheaded, shot, burned, and hacked
to pieces, just as terrorists are now doing to suspected “shabiha” across Syria.
Photo: Images and reports eventually trickled out as NATO-backed genocide unfolded throughout
Tripoli’s streets, indicating the destruction of infrastructure and the
specific targeting of black Libyans written off by the corporate media
as “suspected mercenaries.” Benghazi rebels have been long reported to
harbor extremist ideologies and an intense ethnic and racial hatred. These very Libyan, Benghazi terrorists are now streaming into Syria to commit similar atrocities against the Syrian people.
It would later turn out these black Africans
were not mercenaries, but citizens who had lived in Libya for
generations fighting desperately for their lives against sectarian
extremists intolerant of their complexion and creed. Racially motivated attacks by NATO-backed terrorists in Libya would culminate in the extermination of the entire city of Tawarga where an estimated 10,000-35,000 inhabitants were either exterminated, imprisoned, or exiled to refugee camps and then beyond Libya’s borders.
Video: Wiped out. Tawarga, once home to 10,000 (this video
claims up to 35,000) people, many part of Libya’s black community who
had resided in the country for generations, had its inhabitants either
exiled, imprisoned or exterminated. NATO-backed militants told the Telegraph in 2011,
” every single
one of them has left, and we will never allow them to come back.”
And just as the Western media initially covered up these atrocities by merely labeling all black victims of NATO terrorists as “African mercenaries,” a similar propaganda campaign is underway in Syria, labeling civilian victims of NATO-backed foreign terrorists as suspected “shibiha.”
In Syria, suspected
“shabiha” are in actuality Syrians unwilling or unable, because of their ethnicity
or creed, to capitulate to roving bands of foreign-armed sectarian extremists. The Washington Post and others throughout the corporate-driven Western media are willfully covering up crimes against humanity through overtly deceitful reporting and semantics.
It should be remembered, that these terrorists who have video taped themselves committing a massacre of unarmed men, out of uniform, and referred to as civilian “shabiha,” not soldiers – are at the center of renewed US, NATO, Saudi and Qatari efforts to refocus Western support for the violent, armed overthrow of the Syrian government.