Protect the suffering children of Syria!

The article below (taken from http://world.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201206/88185.php ) gives a clear indication of the extent of the atrocities now being perpetrated by both sides  of the conflict in Syria. Take a look!

Syrian troops have tortured children and used them as human shields on tanks to prevent attacks by opposition forces, a UN report says.
The UN’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said children were being tortured in detention and slaughtered in massacres.
The report said rebel forces were also using children on the front line.
Separately the US has accused Syria of planning another massacre, while the UN chief condemned the rising violence.
‘Torture marks’
The UN special representative, Radhika Coomaraswamy, told the BBC her team had returned from Syria with “horrific” reports.
She said she had never seen a similar situation where children were not spared – and even targeted – in a conflict.
“Many former soldiers spoke about shooting into civilian areas, seeing children, young children being killed and maimed,” she said.
“We also had testimonies and saw children who had been tortured, and who carried the torture marks with them. We also heard of children being used – this was recounted to us by some children – of being put on tanks and being used as human shields so that the tanks would not be fired upon.”
However, she also criticised the opposition Free Syrian Army for endangering children.
“For the first time we heard of children being recruited by the Free Syrian Army mainly in medical and service orientated jobs but still on the front line,” she said.
Ms Coomaraswamy said the suffering inflicted on children in Syria was unusual even for combat situations.
“We are really quite shocked. Killing and maiming of children in cross-fire is something we come across in many conflicts but this torture of children in detention, children as young as 10, is something quite extraordinary, which we don’t really see in other places.”
She said that in recent massacres children under the age of 10 had been summarily killed.
The UN’s annual report on children and armed conflict cited one attack on the village of Ayn l’Arouz in Idlib province on 9 March.
It quoted a witness saying how several young children were forcibly taken from their homes and “used by soldiers and militia members as human shields, placing them in front of the windows of buses carrying military personnel into the raid on the village”.
Other children described being beaten, blindfolded, subjected to stress positions, whipped with heavy electrical cables, scarred by cigarette burns and in one case subjected to electrical shock during interrogations, the report said.

For how long will the international community allow this sordid affair to continue? Thousands have already lost their lives for freedom. Yet, the world is still talking. Remember Libya? Weren’t troops already in the air and on the ground purportedly protecting the people? What is taking them so long to protect the people of Syria?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Sad to hear such things happening to children..but when you think of it..most of them (syrian, Lebanese, etc) come here with no respect to the locals after they “soak” in..and it makes me think back to a dinner I had with one of svg’s highest Judges where he said..there is no good syrian, none!..not to mention the allegations of the amount of illegal drugs they run here, which would remain nothing more than allegations seeing that they have corrupted a lot of the police force

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    • Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS on June 17, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      Note the CYNICAL, AMORAL, AND INHUMAN diplomatic and political positions of NEO-IMPERIALIST RUSSIA and post-Mao COMMUNIST CHINA, as well as their opportunistic allies in the SHIA ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN.

      Russia, once again OFFICIALLY UNDER THE POLITICAL BOOT OF KGB-operative Vladimir PUTIN, is SHAMELESSLY SUPPLYING THE MURDERING RULING REGIME WITH MASS-MURDERING WEAPONS.

      The Twelvers in Shia-dominant Iran is supplying MANPOWER, AS WELL AS WEAPONS, AMMUNITION, AND TACTICAL METHODS TRAINING.

      The foolish ALOWITE MINORITY REGIME IS FOOLISHLY SETTING ITSELF UP FOR ITS OWN LATER MASSACRE. I do not foresee any really peaceful resolution, having noticed the SUPREME BLOODBATH indulged in almost 100 % by, of all agents, THE OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA, no matter illegitimately there as repressive USURPERS via MILITARY FORCE OF ARMS for many atrocious years.

      Just HOW LONG does ANYONE ratiionally EXPECT the long-suffering SUNNI MUSLIM MAJORITY to TOLERATE and ABSORB THIS VICIOUS, BRUTAL, BARBARIC ETHNIC CLEANSING ?

      These barbaric forces have already completed the MASSIVE EXPULSION AND EXILE of innumerable DRUZES, MENNONITE CHRISTIANS, AND, JEWISH SYRIANS. The regime heartlessly MASSACRED over 25, 000 SUNNI MUSLIM SYRIANS a few years ago. YET, this senseless Government-iniated murderous rampage continues unabated. “Socialist” military forces, of course.

      I believe that there are subtantial historic links between the people of SYRIA and many ethnic groups in ITALY. That phenomenon alone, I posit, is ADEQUATE TO ENSURE EVENTUAL EUROPEAN MILITARY INTERVENTION. The ALOWITE minority are soon to experience the real military awakening of a new, resurgent, militant Europe. These geo-political fools need to recognise that the AMERICAN NUCLEAR ARSENALS in several EUROPEAN nations, ARE COMPLETELY AT THE EMERGENCY DISPOSAL OF THE E.U. militaries.

      This despotic Syrian military ALOWITE regime is simply playing with FIRE.

      I think the FRENCH military are already in U.N.O. troops on the LEBANON – ISRAEL border, as in COTE D’AVOIR and THE CONGO, with likely military advisors in Libya.

      The GERMAN NAVY is already present in the EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, THE RED SEA, THE INDIAN OCEAN, AND THE PERSIAN GULF.

      The GERMAN AIRFORCE has REDOUBLED ITS TRAINING AND EXERCISES ever since IRAN has BEEN THREATENING and ATTEMPTING TO INTIMIDATE the Europeans over targeting them with long-range missiles, nuclear weaponizing, and the INSANE THREAT to SHUT THE PERSIAN GULF OIL SHIPPING LANES TO ALL International TRAFFIC.

      ALL-OUT WAR has ALREADY BEEN DECLARED – – – by Iran and other militaristic forces. It is now for the OTHER, AGGRIEVED SIDE to TAKE SWIFT, SUDDEN, UNEXPECTED MILITARY ACTION.

      To continue to further unwisely meddle in, promote, sponsor, and perpetuate the SYRIAN HOLOCAUST by the already BLOODY ASSAD ALOWITE REGIME, would serve to hasten SUNNI MUSLIM resistance and a SUNNI – E.U. MILITARY, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC ALLIANCE – – – OR, EVEN MERGER, against the already highly isolated and internationally sanctioned IRAN.

      Already, TURKEY, SAUDI ARABIA, AND SEVERAL GULF STATES are MAKING POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ALLIANCES WITH GERMANY AND THE E.U.

      SUDDEN, SPECTACULAR, UTTER DESTRUCTION IS LIKELY TO SOON RESULT should SHIA IRAN continue with its increasingly strident, impolitic, international and regional provocations.

      Syrians love their children, too. SUNNI MUSLIMS love their children, too. Their Russian allies are committing an historical error in NOT effectively or adequately sensitizing their mass-murdering, criminal, illegitimate, minority, usurper ASSAD
      Alowite MONSTROUS regime to this sober consideration. This wholesale slauther WILL NOT, FOR LONG, CONTINUE.

      And, these are Gonsalves’ diplomatic fraternal friends, whom he favours at U.N. councils and assemblies – – – and with panty-waist, bland, equivocating excuses for ‘statements.’

      Tomorrrow for the bloody ASSAD butcher of young children.

      Day after tomorrow for their fraternal Gonsalves “communistic” regime.

      STOP THE HEARTLESS SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENT CHILDREN IN SYRIA.

      DOWN WITH the wicked, evil, God-less policies of RUSSIA, COMMUNIST CHINA, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, CUBA, VENEZUELA, AND, RALPH GONSALVES.

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