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Forum Post: Syria - Noam Chomsky and Human Rights Watch

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 6, 2012, 8:46 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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For those interested in the issue of Human Rights as it pertains to Syria - Human Rights Watch has their World Report 2012: Syria

Where topics include:

Killings of Protesters and Bystanders

Security forces and government-supported armed groups used violence, often lethal, to attack and disperse overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protesters from mid-March onwards. The exact number of dead is impossible to verify due to restrictions on access, but local groups documented 3,500 civilian dead as of November 15.

Violations during Large-Scale Military Operations

Security forces conducted several large-scale military operations in restive towns and cities, resulting in mass killings, arrests, and detentions as well as the use of torture. In April tanks and armored personnel carriers imposed a siege on the city of Daraa for 11 days, killing at least 115 residents according to local activists. Daraa residents told Human Rights Watch that security forces occupied all neighborhoods, placed snipers on roofs of buildings across the city, and prevented any movement of residents by firing on those who tried to leave their homes. Security forces launched a massive arrest campaign, arbitrarily detaining hundreds. Released detainees said that security forces subjected them, as well as hundreds of others they saw in detention, to various forms of torture and degrading treatment.

Arbitrary Arrests, Enforced Disappearances, and Torture

Security forces subjected thousands of people to arbitrary arrests and widespread torture in detention. The exact numbers are impossible to verify but information that Human Rights Watch collected suggests that security forces detained more than 20,000 people between March and September. Many detainees were young men in their 20s or 30s; but children, women, and elderly people were also included. While the government appears to have released most after several days or weeks in detention, several hundred remained missing at this writing.



I get bashing American Imperialism - that's a no brainer.

But this level of hypocrisy isn't simply unacceptable - It's outrageous.

So what's Noam Say?

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Noam Chomsky’s interview with Al-Jazeera on the Syrian revolution is a classic exposition of the first approach. Chomsky is very clear on his opposition to any military intervention, but in his case this does not involve him in justifying the regime, or in treating the principled motives behind the revolution as if they were suspect.

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You people should get a clue - try using both hands . . .

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[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thats weird one of my posts won't go to the top of the list and it is just a tension breaker / stress reliever. Two short videos of a kitten and the kittens buddy a dog playing.

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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I wonder - maybe it is a rogue mod. Think I should try and send a contact to jart?

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Do me a favor and copy and try re-posting to see if it will come up on the list.

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I see no reason for blocking this thread.

So, I'll bump it

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's not exactly an American exception. Imperialism.

I rarely comment on that area of the World, as I don't trust even my own opinion.

But I see no reason to block the thread.

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[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Waging War for 'Peace' & Pipelines ... now that is "complete bullshit" !!

ad iudicium ...

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[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

"Intervention is now Driving Syria's Descent into Darkness" :

"Western and Gulf regime support for rebel fighters isn't bringing freedom to Syrians but escalating sectarian conflict and war",

By Seumas Milne.

fiat lux et fiat pax ...

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I posted it does it show up on your screen?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I'll try to re-post it.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

So strange I can see it at the top of my forum page.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Shadow banned?

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

PM sent.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I'm gonna try a contact to jart as this does seem more then a little inside-ish.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I am gonna try to contact her as I have also noticed some weird down voting and figured it was one of the regular attackers - but now this shit - either the system has been hacked or someone has gone renegade or the forum is seriously fucked.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What is truly weird is why a for chuckles kitten and dog video would be blocked. One thing that has always bothered me is that there seems to be an anti uppercase ( capitals ) use mod. You use caps for an expression modifier and this mod will shut you down.

[-] 0 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

It's at the top of the list now. That's how I got here. Sometimes the site runs slower than usual. I've seen it happen when I post. Sometimes it appears right away and sometimes it takes a minute or so.

You shouldn't jump to conclusions so fast.

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[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

You're definitely being stupid.

Also you look at the time stamp lol

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[-] 2 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 2 years ago

lol

Now I'm just commenting because every time I do this post goes to the top of the list.

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Hear Hear - Well Spoken. ( well I see the Bloody caps lock nazi is on duty - HEY please mind your own business - my writing style should not be a concern of yours )

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

Isn't the "caps lock" ban built in to the system?
like post is too short

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Depends who is looking in - I quite often am able to start off with caps ( never have used a caps lock. But when the caps usage nazi is in attendance - nope sorry it is gonna mess with your writing style.

[-] 3 points by bensdad (8977) 2 years ago

As a programmer, I would say that evaluating a post a character at a time, there may be a limit on the percentage of caps in the post [ my tests show 50% caps triggers the "error" message ]

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Anything is possible - I just do not see why writing style should be an issue - and as I said it only happens occasionally - it is not consistent. Further I have replied to a funny comment before with just "LOL" only to recieve the caps lock complaint I have at other times typed a whole 1st sentence in caps and not gotten the caps lock complaint.

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[-] 1 points by flip (7500) 2 years ago

the article on the positions of chomsky and galloway was a good one - i like george but he has some opinions that are not very well thought through! too many here cannot do anything but see the world in balck and white. this forum has taken a turn for the worse - in too many ways

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[-] 1 points by flip (7500) 2 years ago

it is very hard to argue with noam on almost anythiing - he has very well thought out positions

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[-] -1 points by Thereaper88 (-30) 2 years ago

Only to brainwashed, sub human dumbasses.

[-] -1 points by Thereaper88 (-30) 2 years ago

Noam Chomsky? Good gods does anyone still listen to that elitist Jew asshole?

[-] 2 points by flip (7500) 2 years ago

nice nazi comment coming on the heels of a nazi massacre - oh, what would one expect from the reaper - you must be a little white boy

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[-] 1 points by flip (7500) 2 years ago

i am sure he would agree

[-] 0 points by Thereaper88 (-30) 2 years ago

Wonderful answer! "Little"! Oh gods I can't fight THAT answer!

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[-] -3 points by bearclaw (-152) 2 years ago

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