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FIRMA LA PETIZIONE
Poche cose abbiamo imparato dalla storia all'infuori di questa: che le idee si condensano in un sistema di ortodossia, i poteri in una forma gerarchica e che ciò che può ridare vita al corpo sociale irrigidito è soltanto l'alito della libertà, con la quale intendo quella irrequietezza dello spirito, quell'insofferenza dell'ordine stabilito, quell'aborrimento di ogni conformismo che richiede spregiudicatezza mentale ed energia di carattere.
Io sono convinto che se non avessimo imparato dal marxismo a vedere la storia dal punto di vista degli oppressi, guadagnando una nuova immensa prospettiva sul mondo umano, non ci saremmo salvati. O avremmo cercato riparo nell'isola della nostra interiorità o ci saremmo messi al servizio dei vecchi padroni. Ma tra coloro che si sono salvati, solo alcuni hanno tratto in salvo un piccolo bagaglio dove, prima di buttarsi in mare, avevano deposto, per custodirli, i frutti più sani della tradizione intellettuale europea: l'inquietudine della ricerca, il pungolo del dubbio, la volontà del dialogo, lo spirito critico, la misura nel giudicare, lo scrupolo filologico, il senso della complessità delle cose.
Norberto Bobbio

lunedì 10 settembre 2012

PHOTOS FROM SYRIA ~ WARNING ~ BEYOND GRAPHIC

PHOTOS FROM SYRIA ~ WARNING ~ BEYOND GRAPHIC:
 
"Western media misreport what's happening in Syria and why. Propaganda substitutes for truth and full disclosure.
Syrians are struggling to prevent Western conquest, exploitation, and control. They're fighting for their lives to stay free.

At issue isn't whether Assad's government is democratic, despotic or anything in between. Its sovereign independence made it vulnerable.

Washington tolerates no governments it doesn't control. Replacing them with puppet regimes is policy. Whether Assad can hold out and prevail isn't known. Most Syrians depend on him.

The longer conflict persists, the greater his support. Who else can Syrians turn to for help? They want no part of becoming another pro-Western vassal state. They know the daily horrors Afghans, Iraqis and Libyans face.

Syria was calm and peaceful until Washington unleashed its dogs last year. Daily violence, mass killing and destruction followed. It's the American way. Media scoundrels support it.

Syria's conflict isn't an uprising, revolution or civil war. These characterizations distort reality. There's nothing civil about what's ongoing. Washington orchestrated everything. Its bloodstained hands control the conflict.

At issue is naked Washington-led Western aggression. Key NATO allies and regional partners are involved. Insurgents are Washington proxies. Protracted violence and bloodshed persist." ~ Stephen Lendmaan
To go by what one sees in the mainstream news, there are few victims and the "rebels" are the only thing worth photographing. We hear numbers but numbers do not do more than relate debatable facts. The human cost is lightly alluded to in most cases and certainly visual proof is in short supply.  

I have no desire to forward the advance of these NATO troops of ragtag Islamist thugs and criminals but I do wish to show some of their victims. These are very hard to find. It seems that embedded photographers are limited to glorifying these boys ~ and glorify them they do ~ and not showing the results of their crimes.

Please note that these damages and deaths, according to the accompanying blurbs to these Western media photos, are seemingly all due to Assad's "regime forces".

What we see here are victims of the imperialist warmongering forces of Israel and America who have pulled in their allies to destroy Syria. 

I finally found a link to photos from Syria. It is an Arabic site. I have posted a few of the photos at the bottom here.  I warn anyone who goes to this link of two things:
First, they blame all these victims on the Assad regime ~ and glorify the rebels. 

Second, these photographs are truly the stuff of nightmares, beyond graphic, dozen after dozen of very up close and personal shots of destroyed bodies of civilians. These are not for the faint of heart or stomach. Even I could only handle the photos from just Damascus. It was sensory and emotional overload after that. The ones you see posted are from among the least graphic.    
A "rebel" fighter fires his sniper rifle from a house in Aleppo in this August 14, 2012 file photo. Some fighters took position in the living room of a family house. One rebel sits on the chair eating a chocolate bar as the commander looks out the window to scout the area beside a rebel firing from the window. They told me it was a former Syrian army position and they had killed three soldiers in the house - I could see tracks of blood in the corridor - and taken over their position. There was no one else in the house, except the rebels. Reuters

 Where is this family? The children’s shoes…..

 
A Syrian family evacuates the Shif al-Dolwa neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on August 25, 2012 during fighting between rebel fighters and Syrian government forces. Syrian rebels say they are digging in for a war of attrition in Aleppo, where what was being billed as the 'mother of all battles' is now dragging on into a second month of bloody stalemate. Getty



A young boy runs across the street during clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty

A Syrian girl receives treatment after she was wounded when shells, released by a regime force's helicopter, hit her house in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty
 
A Syrian boy receives treatment after he was wounded when shells, released by a helicopter from regime forces, hit his house in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty

 

A Syrian man reacts outside an operation room at a hospital in Syria's northern city of Aleppo as doctors give treatment to his grandchildren following an air strike by regime forces on the city on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo , activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty


A man carries a four month old baby to hospital after shelling by a regime forces helicopter hit his family's house in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on August 24, 2012. Syrian forces blitzed areas in and around the Aleppo, activists said, as Western powers sought to tighten the screws on embattled President Bashar al-Assad. Getty
 

PHOTOS FROM SHAAM ORG.

The site which linked me to this Arabic site posted the following warning:
This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network (SNN), taken on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, purports to show children killed by shabiha, pro-government militiamen, being prepared for burial in a mass grave in Daraya, Syria. According to activists' accounts, government forces retook the Damascus suburb of Daraya from rebel control three days earlier and have since gone on a killing spree. Reports of the death toll range widely from more than 300 to as many as 600. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS CITIZEN JOURNALIST IMAGE. AP
Having been to the site and looked at the contents, I personally have no doubt these images are genuine. These particular things just cannot be faked!
  
 Victims of imperial aggression

 

 




"Wars are the Jews harvest, for with them we wipe out the Christians and get control of their gold. We have already killed 100 million of them, and the end is not yet." ~ Chief Rabbi in France, in 1859, Rabbi Reichorn.





 







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