While it is possible that Saydnaya prison is just as horrible as Amnesty claims, the assertion, ‘13,000 prisoners hanged,’ simply cannot be substantiated, but is now being bandied about in news-speak like the ‘three thousand’ of 9/11 (which seems to be accurate, within a fair margin) or the ‘six million’ of Hitler’s holocaust (rather more difficult to substantiate)
Stone me for my want of political correction.
The people feeding you the story of Saydnaya prison are the same ones peddling the 19-guys-with-box-cutters story, at least a decade past its expiration date.
You and I will likely never know what goes on inside Saydnaya prison, and for this we ought to give thanks. Many years from now, a disinterested third party may travel to the site, to excavate a mass grave.
All is sadness.
Bear in mind that Syria has been engaged in civil war for the last six years, more or less, due to the US government’s ‘economic dependence’ on military expenditure, and its desire to control the flow of natural resources on the other side of the earth. We are responsible for all of it.
As a tax-paying citizen of the United States, I would like to apologize to the people of the world for what the US government does in my name, with revenue that I generate.
Stopping the war machine is akin to stopping a huge, steel locomotive. Great forces are required to accomplish the feat, but great forces are available to us.
All these years I have been trying to direct you to the brake lever.
Fellow Americans, are we finally ready to pull the brake lever, and bring this train safely to a stop? Or will we continue to submit to the conditions of our self-constructed mental prisons, and just wait for the other shoe to drop?
All you need to do is speak honestly, and demand that your friends and family do the same. Do not be led to believe that your voice will not be heard, that your opinion doesn’t matter – that the voices and opinions emanating from your television are inherently more valid than your own. Those who choose to speak falsely about 9/11 are distinguishing themselves as enemies of the human race.
We see you, Rachel Maddow.
We see you, Anderson Cooper.
We see you, Joseph Bernstein.
We can see the entire fake-news apparatus for exactly what it is.
Amnesty International’s 48 page report titled, “Syria: Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” boasts bold claims. However, even at a cursory glance, before even reading the full body of the report, under a section titled, “Methodology,” Amnesty International admits it has no physical evidence whatsoever to substantiate what are admittedly only the testimony of alleged inmates and former workers at the prison, as well as figures within Syria’s opposition.
Is anybody else reminded of when Colin Powell gave his last song and dance?