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One Kossack regularly posts Assad regime talking points in comments to my diaries on Syria. In my last diary he did this with eleven separate comments to my one diary His the total verbiage in those comments was much longer than my diary and this Kossack has yet to write a single diary of his own.

There's no way I have the time to respond to all of his postings, so I'll take one.

One of his comments to my Sunday dairy repeated one of the newest and most graphic false charges made against the Free Syrian Army by the Assad regime:

There are atrocities being committed by BOTH sides (0+ / 0-)

Since you always link to videos showing atrocities by the regime, I'll add one by the FSA.

WARNING - GRAPHIC

FSA terrorists let child behead unarmed prisoner with a sword - GRAPHIC !

http://www.liveleak.com/...

This video only surfaced on Sunday and it was posted to a comment in my diary "hot out of the oven" before anyone had a chance to investigate and respond. Well,, now they have and below the fold, I'll tell you what they found. [warning graphic violence]

Today EAWorldView has this report on the video:

Questions About the "Boy Beheads Two Regime Officers" Video

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 9:56 | James Miller

Yesterday we noted a claimed video of a group of men and a young boy beheading two men who were reportedly "Alawite officers" involved in the Houla massacre.

The video was reportedly taken on Sunday, provided to a journalist by a "commander in Homs".

By the end of the day, however, activists were claiming the discovery of footage, posted on a pro-regime YouTube channel months ago, that apparently had some of the images in the beheading video which emerged yesterday:

An observer who circulated the beheading video initially stood by the claim that it was taken on Saturday morning, but later he amended this from "sources", to say the incident occured on 22 October in the al-Khalidiyah district of Homs.

That "clarification" fits with the report of Zilal, an activist who is associated with the opposition CFDPC, that the images --- taken in October --- first appeared on a programme of Sama TV, a pro-regime television channel. More...

Assad and friends create these false attacks against the opposition, which has been reported to include even staged suicide bombings, because they realize that just such "muddying of the waters," especially with regards to international public opinion, is essential if non-interference with their murderous policies is to be maintained.

So please forgive me if I have been a little hard on the people that peddle this kind of "report" in the comments to my diary, but I consider those that go out of their way to do this as accomplishes to Assad's mass murder.

Here are my related diaries on Syria:
State of the war in Syria: Most of Damascus now in FSA hands!
Syria: Obama's moves Assad's "red line" back as SOHR reports 42,000 dead!
UPDATED: #Syria goes dark as "cleansing" begins in Damascus
BREAKING: #Assad's Troops Wipe Out a Playground Full of Children in #Syria
BREAKING: #Russia denies #Syria-n army on brink of collapse
BREAKING in Syria: Explosion rocks #Damascus as people use "Truce Day" to protest regime
We condemn Israel. So why the silence on Syria?
Norodom Sihanouk at his finest & more on Syria
Meet a Syrian who doesn't think both sides are equally bad and is betting her life on it!
Two statements about Syria
Syria Today: New videos from the revolutionary war
Syrian Defector: Assad behind "terrorist" bombs
How Assad fights "terrorism" in Syria
REVISITED: FSA says it killed Russian General in Syria
Turkey attacks Syria
Truth Out: How Assad helped France kill Qaddafi
Panetta: Unilateral U.S. Military Intervention in Syria Would Be a Serious Mistake
BREAKING: 305 Syrians slaughtered in bloodiest day yet
Syria: Secret source of rebel arms revealed
BREAKING: Amnesty on Syria - Assad Regime guilty on indiscriminate slaughter
Syrian Revolution Digest shows "disgusting" photos!
Syria: The Killing Field the World is Learning to Live With
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad
LIVE VIDEO: “World Silence is Killing #Syria” Rally in #DC
Free #Syria responds to Robert Fisk
UPDATED: #Assad: "#Syria doesn't need a green light!"
#Obama opposes French support for #Assad's opposition in #Syria
BREAKING: Amnesty site hacked, Assad propaganda posted
BREAKING: 630 Slaughtered in new massacre in Syria
Special message from Syrian children to Obama
Assad's Redline and Obama's Greenlight!
General Meade at Gettysburg
Tell US gov't to stop endangering Syrian activists
UPDATED: #Obama "green lights" #Assad's slaughter in #Syria
Syria: Turning Battlegrounds into Playgrounds
BREAKING: Bashar al-Assad is alive as deaths in Syria reach 25,000
The Left and the Arab Spring
Iran increasing its intervention in Syria
Syria: Images from the Battle of Aleppo
Fears grow of WMD attack in Syria
UPDATED: FSA says it killed Russian General in Syria
BREAKING: Syria releases new images of Bashar al- Assad | Are they fakes?
NOT BREAKING NEWS: Just another massacre in Syria
UPDATED: Syrian prime minister defects
Syria: FSA says Iranian pilgrims really Republican Guard
Syria: Aleppo under Siege!
BREAKING: UN votes to condemn Assad Regime as Reuters posts false story on Syria
BREAKING: Kofi Annan resigns as envoy to Syria
Syria: Bashar al-Assad not heard from on Armed Forces Day!
BREAKING: Senior Syrian diplomat to Armenia defects
BREAKING: Big Explosion hits #Damascus #Syria
UPDATED: Syria's Charge D'Affaires Quits London Post
BREAKING: Ground assault on Aleppo begins!
BREAKING: Protests across Syria in spite of Assad regime violence
ALEPPO: Step outside the Matrix and witness the Horror
UPDATED: US fears massacre in #Aleppo, #Syria
BREAKING: Reports of clashes between Jordan Army & Assad's Syrian army
BRAKING: Obama stops Putin from re-arming Assad in Syria
Syria: Foreign meddling increases as crisis builds
BREAKING: Aleppo, Syria bombed with fighter jets
BREAKING: Syria issues a correction, it has no WMD to use
BREAKING: Arab League asks Assad to step down!
Bashar al-Assad: New images released as slaughter continues in Syria
no blood for oil
BREAKING: Activists report toxic gas attack in Deir ez-Zor, Syria
Glenn Greenwald sees Islamist Terrorism as main issue in Syria
Will Syria's Assad make a chemical attack in Damascus on Saturday?
BREAKING: I know where Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is!
BREAKING: Massive Fire near #Assad's Presidential Palace in #Damascus, #Syria
BREAKING: Is Syria's Bashar al-Assad dead or dying?
BREAKING: Damascus explosion kills Defense Minister, other key figures
The battle for Damascus is coming
BREAKING: General Strike in Damascus
BREAKING: Intense fighting reported in Damascus now!
BREAKING: Syrian defector spills beans as important new defection reported.
Does Syria's Assad have something on Kofi Annan?
Tremseh Massacre in Syria: What we know
BREAKING: ~227 reported massacred by Assad's forces in Tremseh, Syria today!
Syria: Is Assad regime on the verge of collapse?
BREAKING: Russian Warships reported in Syria
BREAKING: #Russia changing on #Assad but not as fast as conditions in #Syria
UN Observers say violence in Syria is ‘Unprecedented’
BREAKING: Defection of major Assad insider reported in Syria
BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases 2.4 million #Syria emails
When did "Never Again" become "Whenever?" | #Douma
BREAKING: Incredible mass rally in Aleppo, Syria today!
BREAKING: HRW releases torture report on Syria
BREAKING: Syrian General defects with 293 to Turkey
BREAKING: Items not in the MSM on Syria
My response to Phyllis Bennis: Where is the non-violent opposition in Syria?
BREAKING: Syrian Air Force attacks Douma, 10m from Damascus, thousands flee
BREAKING: As Syria Burns, UN Blows More Smoke
BREAKING: Kofi Annan to propose Syrian unity gov't sans Assad!
BREAKING: Douma, Syria under massive attack, another massacre feared
BREAKING: Another mass defection from Syrian army
BREAKING: #NATO says No War in #Syria shoot down of #Turkey jet
NATO meetup tomorrow as more defect from Syria
BREAKING: Turkey calls for NATO consult on downing of jet by Syria
BREAKING: Senior Syrian Officers Defect
UPDATED: Russia reported to be preparing to evacuate from Syria
BREAKING: Syria fighter pilot defects
BREAKING: Britain stops Russian ship carrying attack helicopters for Syria
BREAKING: Russian troops headed to Syria
Qaddafi forces Strike Back in Libya
BREAKING: UN suspends mission in Syria
Libya & Syria - two videos - no comment
BREAKING: Russia denies supplying Syria with NEW attack helicopters
Syrian people rise up against the massacre
Another "Houla style" massacre in Syria
Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up?
Idlib, Syria protest today on anniversary of Kent State killings
BREAKING: Massive protests in Syria following Friday pray
Syria is bleeding
Syria: Ceasefire faltering as mass protests breakout

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (0+ / 0-)

    Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

    by Clay Claiborne on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:26:16 PM PST

  •  Well, you two are birds of a feather. (7+ / 0-)

    Claudius doesn't want to hear anything about the consequences of continued Assad rule, and you don't want to hear anything about the consequences of supporting the rebellion.  

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:39:24 PM PST

    •  To many people want the FSA to be spotless (2+ / 0-)

      But there are facets within the coalition that are extremists and have been responsible for horrible things in other countries like Iraq.

      Hell one faction is an out and out direct descendant of Al Qaeda. I mean Assad has got to go, and go quickly lest this country is going to devolve into abject chaos for years to come.

      --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

      by idbecrazyif on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:44:15 PM PST

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  •  I'd edit above the fold Clay and warn people (4+ / 0-)

    I mean I know its obvious what is going to come, but a courtesy would be nice.

    --Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson--

    by idbecrazyif on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:39:42 PM PST

  •  A call-out diary? (3+ / 0-)

    Why do I suspect the least important aspect of the Syrian situation is the relationship between two users of Dailykos.com?

    •  I just get tired of the diary pimping (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Cynical Copper

      Obviously, I have a particular POV on Syria and Libya. I work hard to promote and support my POV because, regardless of their short comings, I strongly support the struggles of those people to throw off decades of dictatorship.

      I have also worked hard to build the readership of my diaries by providing interesting material that gets them tweeted and retweeted.

      Obviously CB has a very different POV on these struggles, and he is certainly entitled to his own opinion.

      But I will call him out when he tries to establish his own set of facts.

      And I will call on him to promote his POV in his own diaries, build his readership that way and stop pimping mine.

      Remember history, Clay Claiborne, Director Vietnam: American Holocaust - narrated by Martin Sheen

      by Clay Claiborne on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:02:11 PM PST

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