Wednesday, June 27, 2012

summary executions by both sides in Syria

"While the investigators accused government forces of committing violations on “an alarming scale” in recent months, they also found that both sides had carried out summary executions." Wait: given the coverage of the Times which portrays the gangs of the UnFree Syrian Army in the most romantic and heroic cast possible, does that mean that some summary executions are praiseworthy and others are blameworthy?   And given the coverage of the Times and other Western media, will any Western newspaper ever carry this headline:  "Free Syrian Army carry out summary execution" or will that be buried--as in UN and Western human rights organizations reports--in one phrase in a 60 page report against regime crimes?