Wednesday, May 29, 2013

He killed 90,000 of his own people

This has become a common refrain in Western propaganda on Syria: that the Syrian regime (alone) has killed 80,000 or 90,000 or 100,000 of "his own people" (as if people belong to the dictator in power.  No questions are asked about the claim or about the accuracy.  If your favorite opposition source, the Qatari-funded Syrian Observatory, maintains that some 40,000 or so are `Alawites, what does that say about the claim? I mean, i know that the armed groups have never ever killed anyone in Syria. But I just remembered: do you remember when Western media "reported" that Qadhdhafi may have killed more than 100,000 of "his own people"? What was the actual figure afterwards?