On January 2, the UN News
Center headlined "Data suggests death toll could be more than 60,000,
says UN human rights office."
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
commissioned the analysis. It covers the March 15, 2011 - November 30,
It's impossible to compile precise figures. Analysis depends on
methodology and sources used. Bias corrupts findings.
UN Human Rights Council High Commissioner Navi Pillay long ago fell
from grace. Like Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, and Lakhdar Brahimi, she's a
reliable imperial partner.
Her previous reports on Syria expressed one-sided anti-Assad sentiment.
She part of the conspiracy to replace him with a pro-Western puppet.
Whatever she reports is suspect. Credibility on Syria isn't her
long suit. She spurned her mandate. Instead of responsibly "strengthening
the promotion and protection of human rights," she defiled them in deference
to Western interests.
Throughout the conflict, she pointed fingers the wrong way. She
ignored Western-sponsored massacres and other atrocities. She blames Assad,
not foreign death squads.
Syria is Washington's war. It's being ravaged and destroyed. Assad
responsibly confronts invaders. He's obligated to protect his people.
He's blamed for insurgent killings and atrocities. Pillay, like Western
scoundrels, points fingers the wrong way.
"Given there has been no let-up in the conflict since the end of
November, we can assume that more than 60,000 people have been killed
by the beginning of 2013," she said.
She believes 60,000 way underestimates true totals. She admits new
data fall short of definitive analysis. Conflict complexities prevent
Once peace is restored, she hopes further investigations will better
reveal body count totals. Instead of blaming Washington, key NATO partners,
rogue regional allies, and foreign invaders, she holds Assad accountable
for doing his job responsibly.
"This massive loss of life could have been avoided if the Syrian
Government had chosen to take a different path than one of ruthless suppression
of what were initially peaceful and legitimate protests by unarmed civilians,"
Millions of Syrians are displaced. Humanitarian crisis conditions
exist. She partly admits insurgent responsibility. Overwhelmingly she
points fingers the wrong way.
"Cities, towns and villages have been, and are continuing to be,
devastated by aerial attacks, shelling, tank fire, bomb attacks and street-to-street
fighting," she said.
She blames Assad for "massive scale" killing. She ignores what most
needs explaining. Conflict would stop straightaway if Washington called
off its dogs.
The obvious goes unmentioned. Self-defense is called aggression.
Truth is turned on its head. She blames Security Council inaction. So
far, Russia and China alone prevented full-scale NATO intervention.
Libya 2.0 hasn't happened. In early 2013, it looms. Security Council
authorization will be circumvented. NATO intervened belligerently against
Yugoslavia without it. Imperial powers spurn rule of law principles.
So do reliable human rights partners. Pillay practically begs for
intervention. "Where is the international community," she asks? "Why aren't
(world leaders) acting to stop this slaughter?"
Current body counts will pale compared to numbers if NATO intervenes.
Hundreds of thousands could die. Multiples more could be injured and displaced.
Pillay mindlessly ignores what she should deplore.
On January 2, Press TV headlined "Foreign-backed militants attack
hospital in Damascus countryside," saying:
Harasta Hospital was targeted. Casualties and damage isn't known.
"There are also reports of fresh clashes between the two sides in
some other parts of the country, including the northern city of Idlib,
where the government forces confronted militants near the Taftanaz military
Insurgents attacked Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp before. On
January 1, they did again. At least 10 deaths were reported. A car bomb
injured many more. Foreign terrorists bear full responsibility.
"According to sources inside Yarmouk, there were also deadly clashes
between members of the terrorist Free Syrian Army and the al-Qaeda-linked
al-Nusra Front inside the camp. Armed men affiliated to the al-Nusra Front
have reportedly killed a number of Palestinian civilians there."
Thierry Meyssan says "reality on the ground has turned around completely."
Free Syrian Army (FSA) elements are being routed.
"The truth is that on the ground the upper hand is held by the Syrian
government. The military situation has been reversed."
French reports stopped mentioning "liberated zones." They're steadily
shrinking. Disreputable Salafists and other Islamofacists hold fewer areas.
FSA fighters have no popular support. Extremist elements are hated.
Meyssan believes strategically "the war is already over." The fullness
of time will have final say.
Meanwhile fighting rages. Dozens or hundreds die daily. On December
31, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)headlined "General Command of the
Army: The Armed Forces Continue Operations Against the Terrorist Groups,"
Terrorist forces are being effectively confronted.
"In Aleppo, armed terrorist groups of Jabhet al-Nusra and NATO mercenaries
tried to attack an air-defense battalion in Tal Hasel in al-Sfeira using
rockets, mortars and machineguns."
"Our Armed Forces confronted them and foiled the attempt, killing
and wounding large numbers of terrorists and destroying their weapons."
Aleppo International Airport areas are being cleared. Large numbers
of terrorist elements were killed or wounded. Their weapons and ammunition
"In Hama, our Armed Forces completely controlled Morek town and
the international highway and dismantled more than 150 explosive devices."
Deir B'albeh neighborhood in Homs, Daraya outside Damascus, and
other areas are also controlled.
On January 2, the Free Syrian Press issued similar reports. Routing
terrorists from suburban Damascus was discussed.
Voice of Russia headlined "Syrian troops chasing militants near
Damascus." Terrorist strongholds were destroyed. Dozens of foreign mercenaries
Heavy clashes continue. Syrian troops repelled insurgent invaders
from Jordan. Border police seized large caches of weapons.
Some were Israeli made. Israel's been involved in arming invaders
On January 1, Mossad-connected DEBKAfile (DF) headlined "IDF and
Syrian rebel officers meet clandestinely in Jordan," saying:
Secret talks preceded "possible Israeli-US operation(s) in Syria
to protect the Golan Heights." DF cited unnamed Western intelligence reports.
They suggest "nightly clashes taking place between US, Jordanian,
Israeli special forces and Syrian rebels, on the one hand, and Syrian
special forces, on the other."
They're jockeying for control of "buffer strips." They want "their
opposite numbers (prevented) from establishing intelligence gathering
Jordan's military is training insurgent forces. US, UK, French,
Czech, and Polish military instructors are involved.
"Extensive preparations are secretly afoot by US special forces,
the IDF, and the Turkish and Jordanian armies."
They're "ready(ing) for President Bashar Assad to hand down the
order to his army chiefs to launch a chemical war offensive on the military
concentrations of Syrian rebels and their allies in the lands neighboring
Claiming it is fear-mongering propaganda. Syrian forces have no
intention of using chemical or other banned weapons. Washington and Israel
False flag attacks may be planned. Further updates will report more.