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Patterns of Harm..

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posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 06:40 AM
Interesting PDF. We all know that Airstrikes are lethal for whomever is underneath and nearby I hope Governments will read and act on this Especially Syria, Russia, USA, France, UK, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and all the others who are dropping them In no particular order..

Over these five years one hard truth has been constant: civilians have borne the brunt of the explosive weapons use around the world. 77% of the total number of deaths and injuries (145,565) recorded were ordinary people going about their daily business. In some years, the percentage of civilians harmed in this way rose as high as 82%. Despite on-going efforts to reduce civilian harm in warzones, the stark message of our report is this: the majority of those reported harmed by explosive violence worldwide are still civilians and will continue to be so unless dramatic international efforts take place. When explosive weapons were used in areas defined as ‘populated’ – i.e. having a likely high concentration of civilians – the percentage of those killed or injured who were civilians reaches an average of 91%.

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 06:59 AM

Over these five years one hard truth has been constant: civilians have borne the brunt of the explosive weapons use around the world

Allow me to rephrase that to make it more accurate

Over these 100 or so years one hard truth has been constant: civilians have borne the brunt of the explosive weapons use around the world

Much better

Wait , that isnt very accurate , either

Throughout the history of organized warfare , one hard truth has been constant: civilians have borne the brunt of weapons use around the world
Now , thats it...

edit on 8/2/16 by Gothmog because: revision

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 07:08 AM
a reply to: skywatcher44

Understanding the difference between a territories government or other controlling factions, and the largely powerless people who live under that rule, and that inflicting damage on both is wrong, should be a requirement for all leaders in powerful nations.

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 08:01 AM
This is also where all new extremism is born. Turning to a God for comfort and reasoning is almost automatic when your life is threatened or you've lost your family. Queue the sinister bastards with their words dripping honey, speaking of God and vengeance.

This is what people mean when we say we are creating the War on Terror. It's been handled all wrong.

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:17 PM
a reply to: skywatcher44

It's a sad reality in which we live...

The World is going nowhere fast.

posted on Aug, 2 2016 @ 10:34 PM
What we do to each other indiscriminately is hard to fathom or understand. How about those thousands of IED's. Is it really just all about power and control?

Is there not a place for self control or a at least a legitimate defensive act? Should we just close our eyes as we see the butcher, close up, while some guy they call Allah receives the praise.

War is hell. But when you see evil and you smell its' trail of murder, rape, disgusting human brutality, does it not provoke an inner feeling that not all is well????

Don't we have a right to defend our humanness? When wrong is wrong, when evil is evil then, do we turn the page and refuse to accept it? Or do we finally rise up and say, NO WE are not accepting this.....We will fight for our survival.

War is Hell, but not to react to Evil means you are already dead.

Peace and Love........a Freedom worth fighting for.

posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 01:55 PM
Add this Graphic my order above was nearly correct.

SNHR ( Syrian Network For Human Rights ) has published its periodic death toll report for the month of July 2016 in which it documented the killing of 1557 civilians at the hands of the main influential parties in Syria. The report notes that SNHR team encounters difficulties in documenting victims from armed opposition factions as many of those victims are killed on battlefronts and not inside cities. Also, we aren’t able to obtain details such as names, pictures and other important details on account of the armed opposition forces’ unwillingness to reveal such information for security concerns among other reasons. Therefore, the actual number of victims is much greater than what is being recorded.

edit on 3 8 2016 by skywatcher44 because: Above

posted on Aug, 6 2016 @ 07:10 AM

posted on Aug, 18 2016 @ 12:14 PM
This was published today by The Syrian Network or Human Rights..

Russian Forces Surpasses ISIS in Killing Syrian Civilians

The Russian regime is claiming that Russia intervened in Syria to protect the Syrian people from the terrors of the extreme group ISIS. From our perspective, the Syrian people welcomes anyone who would help get rid of extremist groups with open arms. That, however, should be through practical and actual means and not merely a pretext to justify and mitigate a military interference as we haven’t ever touched on any serious methods to protect the Syrian people from extremist groups whether by Russian forces or by the international coalition forces. All what have been done is a military action that lacks a popular approval firstly, and secondly this military action has failed to protect the Syrian civilians from the savagery of the Syrian regime which is the primary base and justification for the existence of such extremist groups. A remarkably important point that must be noted is that ISIS emerged in Syria on 9 April 2013, while Russian forces entered Syria on 30 September 2015; two and a half years after ISIS. Nonetheless, Russian forces have killed more civilians than ISIS has according to the most recent report by SNHR: “Russia’s Red Square is Tainted with Syrian Blood” which was published on 16 August 2016 and according to 14 others reports on the violations that have been perpetrated by Russian forces since its involvement begun. Russian forces have killed no less than 2704 civilians including 746 children and 514 women between 30 September 2015, the day when Russia entered the Syrian conflict, and the end of July 2016. Among the victims were: Medics: 28 medics including eight women Media activists: 10 media activists All of these numbers and statistics are recorded with names, place and date of death, way of killing, and other details. In contrast, ISIS has killed no less than 2686 civilians including 368 children and 323 women between 9 April 2013, the day when ISIS was established, and the end of July 2016. Among the victims were: Medics: 34 medics including four female doctors and 11 female nurses. Media activists: 57 media activists including foreign journalists and photographers.

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