Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anne Barnard, having justified car bombs by Syrian armed groups, today justifies sectarian kidnappings by those armed groups

"The first kidnappings took place on Thursday, when 42 minority Shiite Muslims, mainly women and children, were taken from a bus traveling to Damascus, the capital, from their villages, Fouaa and Kfarya, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an antigovernment watchdog group based in Britain with a network of activists in Syria.
It was unclear who kidnapped them."  Oh, really.  It was not clear who kidnapped them.  What a mystery.  Let me say? Who are the likely suspects in your mind?  But as if that was not enough, here Barnard provides justification for the sectarian kidnapping of Shi`ites:  "some Shiite communities have provided gunmen to pro-government militias. Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite militia and political party, has also been accused of joining the conflict on the government’s side."  Does one have to comment on this really?