I have recently been becoming more and more interested in the on-going civil war that has spread throughout Syria. However at the same time I find it
disturbing is that there appears to be this strange propensity on ATS to make Assad out to be some kind of victim in a conspiracy to install a new
government. I would agree that western powers are probably conspiring in some way to facilitate the passing of Al-Assad a placing a new leader at the
head of the Syrian state but I would strongly disagree that Assad is some kind of victim. People need to recognise that this man is evil, his whole
regime is evil and he has to go and stop portraying the free Syria army as “terrorists”
Now before I get too far into this I want to make one thing strait form the start, I know that atrocities take place on both sides during war my
reasoning for writing this thread however is because I think that ATS has something of a blind spot when it comes to the crimes of Al-Assad and I want
to point them out.
Firstly I want to look at what this sick regime of Al-Assad’s had done to innocent children, I must warn my fellow members before reading on that
this is not for the faint of heart. Most of this information comes from a report commissioned for the UN human rights watch, they reported that the
Syrian regime has been responsible for the gruesome deaths of at least 250 children. According to the report
“Children were also tortured, some to death. Two well-known cases are those of Thamir Al Sharee, aged 14, and Hamza Al Katheeb, aged 13, from the
town of Sayda in the Dar’a governorate. They were seized and allegedly taken to an Air Force Intelligence facility in Damascus in April. They did
not return home alive. The injuries described in the post-mortem report of Thamir Al Sharee are consistent with torture. A witness, himself a victim
of torture, claimed to have seen Thamir Al Sharee on 3 May. The witness stated that “the boy was lying on the floor and was completely blue. He was
bleeding profusely from his ear, eyes and nose. He was shouting and calling for his mother and father for help. He fainted after being hit with a
rifle butt on the head.”
The report goes on to describe the sexual abuse of young boys, this despite the fact that homosexuality is illegal in Al-Assads Syria, it seems to be
permissible when used as a weapon of evil by his security forces.
Testimonies were received from several men who stated they had been anally raped with batons and that they had witnessed the rape of boys. One man
stated that he witnessed a 15-year-old boy being raped in front of his father. A 40-year-old man saw the rape of an 11-year-old boy by three security
services officers. He stated: “I have never been so afraid in my whole life. And then they turned to me and said; you are next.” The interviewee
was unable to continue his testimony. One 20-year-old university student told the commission that he was subjected to sexual violence in detention,
adding that “if my father had been present and seen me, I would have had to commit suicide”. Another man confided while crying, “I don’t feel
like a man any more”.
Believe it or not things, get worse for the children of Syria, without quoting the report word for word at least 256 children have been deliberately
killed at the hands of Syrian security forces including a two year old girl shot in the head a point blank range by a officer because he “didn’t
want another protester to grow”. Many more have been tortured and apparently the guards at Syrian prisons don’t differentiate between children
and adults keeping both adults and children in the same detention centres (some of which are schools) where they torture children in front of adults.
In addition to this the report also documents the case of a 15 year old boy shot in the leg who was denied access to medical treatment soldiers at
check points. The report conclude by pointing out a rather comprehensive list of breaches of international law by the monsters of the Assad regime.
As well as systematically torturing, raping and killing kids, the Assad regime has also been dabbling in executions, according to a report by the
human rights watch
Human Rights Watch
In cases documented by Human Rights Watch, at least 85 victims were described by witnesses as residents who did not take part in the fighting,
including women and children. The report describes in detail several cases of mass executions of local residents, including the killing of at least 13
men at the Bilal mosque in Idlib on March 11, 2012; the execution of at least 25 men during a search and arrest operation in the Sultaniya
neighborhood of Homs on March 3, 2012; and the killings of at least 47 people, mainly women and children, in the `Adwiyya, Karm al-Zaytoun and Refa`i
neighborhoods of Homs on March 11-12, 2012.
And this according to a recent report by amnesty international where 25 were killed while at a funeral
In Jisr al-Shughur, security forces snipers were reported to have killed up to 25 mourners attending the 4 June funeral of Basel al-Masri and wounded
many others, including a Red Crescent paramedic who was attending to an injured man.
The list of these executions as you can imagine goes on and on, no one really knows for sure how many have been killed in this because sometimes in
Syria people just disappear.
Many of those who disappear end up in the Syrian torture camps were they suffer a fate like this poor man
A man detained in April in Banias said that he was held for three days without food or clean drinking water and that security forces beat him and
others with rifle butts on the neck and shoulders, stripped and beat him with sticks and cables, and made him lick his own blood off the floor.
Or some might just end up dead
The body of Tariq Ziad Abd al-Qadr, who was arrested on 29 April, was returned to his family in Homs in June bearing numerous injuries, according to
video film taken at the time. There were apparent electricity burns on his neck and penis, other burns on his body, marks apparently caused by
whipping, and stab wounds in his side. Some of his hair had been pulled out. A document apparently issued by the National Hospital attributed his
death to a “shot in the chest” although no bullet wounds were evident.
The point I am trying to make is this; I could quite literally go for report to report showing how evil this regime of Assad really is. People need to
stop these threads calling the FSA “terrorists” for fighting against this kind of evil. This thread honestly does not even scratch the surface of
these human rights abuses my only intention is to draw them to your attention.