While President Obama and other Western leaders look away from the horror, the terror of Russian and Syrian war crimes in Syria contnues, every day.
It is so “everyday” that many newspapers in the West don’t see these daily atrocities as news.
For the Observer, each taking of a human life in Syria through war crimes and crimes against humanity is news, and will always be news.
The appeasers and the pacists (or hybrid-pacifists) who lead the U.S. and the countries of the European Union are unwilling even to impose strong additional economic sanctions against Russia for its continuing war crimes in Aleppo and Syria.
Their judgment: “That is not the right approach.”
Their approach: Abject appeasement. Regarding the war crimes, today, radio silence.
Just so we don’t forget, we will be reporting on some of the “forgotten” or “missed” stories about what is going on in the air and on the ground in Syria — every day.
The story reported below has been coverd by the press, but many more less egregious cases, every day, get scant attention in the main U.S. media.
(1) Reuters (Beirut), “Airstrike on Syrian village kills 26 people, reports say; The raid, believed to have been carried out by a Syrian or Russian plane, was reported by the Syrian civil defence,” The Guardian, October 27, 2016 (00:16 BST).
“Airstrikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes have killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group have said.
“Wednesday’s raids hit a residential area and a school in Haas village, the Syrian civil defence rescue workers’ network said on its Facebook account.
“The civil defence network, which operates in rebel-held areas in the country, said 20 of the dead in Wednesday’s attacks were children.
“Photos taken at the scene showed buildings with walls reduced to rubble, including what appeared to be a school with upturned desks and chairs covered in dust.”
(2) Hugh Naylor, “Syrian regime and Russia may have killed more children in latest bombing,”Washington Post, October 26, 2016 (11:16 AM).
(3) Rick Gladstone, “Airstrikes Hit a Syrian School, Killing Dozens,” New York Times, October 26, 2016.
(4) “22 Kinder und sechs Lehrer bei Luftangriff in Syrien getötet” Süddeutsche Zeitung, 27. Oktober 2016 (06:32 Uhr).
“Bei den Kindern handele es sich um Schüler, die Angriffe seien vermutlich von russischen Kampfflugzeugen ausgeführt worden, sagte der Leiter der Beobachtungsstelle, Rami Abdel Rahman. “Dies ist eine Tragödie. Es ist ein Skandal. Und, wenn vorsätzlich, ein Kriegsverbrechen”, sagte Unicef-Direktor Anthony Lake in New York. Der Angriff sei möglicherweise die tödlichste Attacke auf eine Schule seit Beginn des syrischen Bürgerkriegs vor mehr als fünf Jahren.”
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