Sunday, August 05, 2012

using civilians as human shields

Here, the New York Times casually refers to the practice by the armed gangs of the Free Syrian Army to hide among civilians:  "hide among the population".  If this was about armed groups resisting Israel, it would have triggered headlines of recriminations and HRW's reports about a war crime by those groups.  But when the gangs of Free Syrian Army do it, it is mentioned casually in a long article.