A team of UN observers that arrived in Houla to investigate the killings have confirmed at least 90 casualties, including 32 children under the age of 10 and dozens of women. UN mission head Maj-Gen Robert Mood said the killing in Houla was “indiscriminate and unforgivable,” and called on both government forces and the opposition to immediately stop the violence “in all its forms.”
The White House also vehemently condemned the Houla massacre. National Security Council spokesperson Erin Pelton said the attacks serve as a “vile testament to an illegitimate regime.” The White House stated that the Syrian government responds to peaceful political protest “with unspeakable and inhuman brutality.”
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attack “in the strongest possible terms” and demanded that the perpetrators be identified and held to account.
“The United States will work with the international community to intensify our pressure on Assad and his cronies, whose rule by murder and fear must come to an end,” she said.
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Where is the UN when the US and its cronies murder Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Libyans, Yemenis … men, women, and children … Americans, too! “with unspeakable and inhuman brutality”?
Vile hypocrites. Stooges for the US and the West and the 1% and its Wehrmacht. The same Wehrmacht which started this vile civil war in Syria and is about to start what may be much more than it bargained for in Iran?
At least six, apparently. And their parents.
Rohullah Samon, a spokesman for the Paktia provincial government, said on Sunday that a man, a woman and their six children were killed in a coalition airstrike at 8pm local time (15:00 GMT) in Suri Khail village of Gurda Saria district.
“This man had no connection to the Taliban or any other terrorist group,” Samon told the AFP news agency, naming the man as Mohammad Shafi.
“Shafi was not a Taliban. He was not in any opposition group against the government. He was a villager,” Samon said. “Right now, we are working on this case to find out the ages of their children and how many of them are boys and girls.”
Al Jazeera, one of Obama’s newest properties, puts the killed in quotes to remind us that it’s not really killing when Obama does it. It’s spreading democracy … and, oh yeah, peace, of course. Barack the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate slash Assassin in Chief Obama never tires of spreading peace, either. You’ll just never see it comin’.