August 07, 2013

Reports of al-Nusra's Massacre of Kurds in Syria?

I'm hearing reports that up to 450 Kurds were murdered by al-Nusra front in Tal Abyad Syria.

RT: Unconfirmed reports have emerged detailing a new massacre in which 450 Kurds - including 120 children - were allegedly slaughtered by al-Qaeda-linked rebels fighting against the Syrian government. The report has sparked international concern.

According to Iranian TV channel Al-Alam, militants from the Jabhat al-Nusra Front attacked the town of Tal Abyad on Monday, killing 120 children and 330 women and elderly near the Turkish border.

As we've reported recently Syrian Kurdish rebels have been rejecting al-Nusra's attempts to take control of the Syrian rebellion. Here and here.

So of course al-Nusra has plenty of motive to want the freedom loving Kurds out of the way so they can impose a Taliban like state in Syria.

The problem is all these reports are coming from Iranian propaganda sites.

Voice of Palestine.
A new horrible video has been published on the internet and the gruesome video shows how foreign-supported terrorists in Syria are setting three Syrian Kurds on fire, while the perpetrators show no signs of humanity and hesitation before they have set the three Kurds on fire.
Here is a frame grab from the Press TV video that alleges to show Kurds being burned alive in Syria.

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RT: The channel also ran horrific uncensored footage from the scene - the authenticity of which can’t be independently verified at this moment. For ethical reasons, RT will refrain from airing the video.
Ethical reasons? You mean like the fact that the video is an old recycled version of an al-Qaeda in Iraq video from February 2008?

I just happen to have a copy of that myself that I downloaded on 12/26/2007.

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Here is a frame grab from my copy. As you can see they are both of the same murders.

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The first casualty of war is the truth they say, but surely Iran can do better. What do they think we wouldn't notice the, you know, lie? Don't answer that.

al-Nusra may very well be massacring Kurds in Syria. If so its terrible news. We should support the Kurds over al-Qaeda and al-Nusra any day of the week. But so far the only new reports I have is this video of two people being executed by Islamist militants. I am unable to translate the caption so I cannot determine who is being killed by whom.

By Howie at 08:56 AM | Comments |