Wednesday, February 29, 2012

casualty lists in Syria

"“We cannot give exact figures,” said the spokesman, Eduardo Del Buey, calling the new number “a reasonable estimate building off the previously provided figures and the regular, credible daily reports of casualties since.” The United Nations halted its official count of the dead in Syria after it passed 5,400 in January, saying the situation on the ground had made it impossible to verify the numbers."  Wait: so the UN says that it is impossible to verify numbers but that it will rely on "credibly daily reports" by Ikhwan media? How on earth does that make sense?