Sunday, December 11, 2016

Notice that all numbers related to Syria are within a huge range

Take for example the Hamah massacre: I have literature from the Muslim Brotherhood at the time, and it cites Amnesty International estimates of around 10,000.  But in the last two years, the estimate is now given a range of 20,000 to 40,000.  I am not sure how the numbers have increased in the last two years, especially that exile Muslim Brotherhood in Germany did a good job of documenting the massacre and listing names of victims (I have some of their literature form that period).   Of course, whether it is 10,000 or 40,000 a war crime is a war crime and there is little mention that one of the chief war criminals of the Hamah massacre other than Hafidh, is his brother Rif`at, who is now an ally of the Saudi-Western coalition   You take the number of Syrians killed in the war: as you know (Western media never concede that anymore), the UN stopped counting the victims in Syria because they said that the process is difficult and unreliable. And yet, I hear very different estimates of how many people have been killed.  And you don't know who to trust (I trust no one on Syria--but that is just me).  Then you hear about how many people are now in East Aleppo: I hear between 100000 (or even less in regime--affiliated media) to the New York Times today: "Many people — estimates range from Russia’s tens of thousands to the United Nations’ 250,000 — stayed for years when they could have left."  Who do you believe? Even numbers are part of the propaganda war.