Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.
These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.
Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.
Our hearts are in #Daraya today… the amazing town where peaceful protesters marched carrying flowers and asked for freedom and dignity. Today, there were massacred mercilessly by the vicious #Assad regime.
U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon says he’s shocked by reports of a massacre in Syria’s Daraya and condemns the event as an “appalling and brutal crime.” Ban has called for an immediate independent investigation into reports of hundreds killed in Daraya.
***AWFUL*** THESE ARE THE FEW THAT SURVIVED THE MASSACRE IN DARAYA THAT CONTINUES FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT DAY. Damascus (Daraya): Aug 26, 2012 - They are the ‘lucky’ ones. They are ‘luck’y that Assad’s forces ‘only’ brutally wounded them so that they can seek treatment at a dirty, cramped, understaffed and undersupplied make-shift medical clinic.
REAL LIFE DOESN’T HAVE TRIGGER WARNINGS: Syrian Revolution
I get a lot of complaints on this blog asking for a “trigger warning” on images and I do try to add them when I can. However, I want you to remember that real life doesn’t have a trigger warning. If a five year old child can see this EVERY SINGLE DAY in the flesh and we still expect him to turn into a role model citizen - then I expect everyone to be able to see this and live with it. If you’re afraid that this will trigger something - good, it should trigger something. It should trigger outrage and despair and a whole array of emotions just like it does to the Syrian people. If you can’t even look at pictures, how can you expect to understand what these people are going through? Ignorance is not bliss. It’s just ignorance.
Syrian children receive treatment after their house was attacked by Bashar al-Assad’s helicopters in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, on August 24, 2012. Their grandfather, below, weeps. (Getty Images)
Pictures of Syrian civilians that were killed by the Shahiba militia. One of Bashar al-Assad’s secret militia groups, who are described as having ”huge muscles, big bellies, big beards. They were all very tall and frightening, and took steroids to pump up their bodies.
Dr Azzawi, who unwillingly treated the Shahiba militia says, “I had to talk to them like children, because the Shabiha likes people with low intelligence. But that is what makes them so terrifying – the combination of brute strength and blind allegiance to the regime.”
108 people were butchered by the Shabiha in the town of Houla. These pro-Assad thugs went through the village, house to house, and slit the throats of anyone they came across – including 49 children. Exactly a week later, the Shabiha pulled 12 factory workers off a bus in the town of Qusayr, 40 miles to the south; tied their hands behind their backs, and shot them in the head. They are feared by everyone in Syria and are known as “monsters”.
I know I haven’t been blogging much and I’m sorry. It sounds horrible, but I’ve become numb to all of this. It’s gotten to the point where I’ve seen so many images of dead people that it’s become something prevalent. It became something I scroll past on tumblr. I’m apathetic to it and it sickens me. I don’t want you guys to become like that.
I want you to feel something. I want you to feel anger and outrage at the world powers for standing by and letting this happen. I want you to feel what these people are feeling every single day because their lives are constantly being destroyed. Their lives are constantly being paused for news of a loved one dying. Imagine living in a place where you go to bed genuinely wondering whether you’ll have a tomorrow or not. Now imagine living that reality while being a five year old child with a dead family. This is the reality for a lot of Syrian children.
Syria is still being slaughtered guys. Every single day, more and more people are dying. It took a lot longer than the Libyan revolution but so did a lot of things. Don’t let this become like Rwanda or the Bosnian War. Don’t let it become something that happened in history that was a “shame” because what’s happening to Syria right now is not a shame.
It’s downright fucked up.
Please reblog this and let people remain aware, because people can’t ignore that this is happening. They can’t let this slide past their dashboard. This needs to be heard and screamed out from roof tops so everyone can understand that it’s still happening.