Al-Qaeda Suicide Attack Kills 100+ Children,
Women - Whodunit?
By Moon Of
Max Abrahms @MaxAbrahms -
2:07 PM - 16 Apr 2017
After reading dozens of stories about the
Shia massacre yesterday in Syria I've come
to the conclusion it was perpetrator-less.
The War Nerd @TheWarNerd -
11:53 AM - 16 Apr 2017
We find that "at least 112" Shia refugees
were killed. By whom? Oh, it's a real
whodunit according to Reuters...
17, 2017 "Information
smaller cities in the northern
"rebel"-controlled Idleb governate, Al Foa and
Kafriya, have been under "rebel" siege for over
two years. Local government aligned forces are
defending them. The civilian inhabitants are of
Shia believe and seen by the sectarian Sunni
"rebels" as unbelievers only worthy of death.
The cities are supplied by airdrops from
government helicopters. Meanwhile two "rebel"
controlled cities near Damascus, Zabadani and
Madaya, in the south are held under siege by
government forces. They are sparsely supplied by
UN and Red Cross convoys. Over the years a
tit-for-tat of revenge acts bound the fate of
the four cities. In total some 20-30,000 people
are effected. A wide ranging agreement was
needed to solve the unsustainable situation.
In December an agreement had allowed for the
exchange of wounded civilians. When buses were
on their way to evacuated elderly and wounded
from the two northern cities they
were torched by
some rebel group. New buses had to be send but
in the end the exchange worked out.
week a new agreement had been reached about a
complete population exchange of the cities. All
inhabitants of the northern cities were to be
brought to government held areas. All
inhabitants of the southern cities to the
"rebel" held areas. Iran, speaking for the
Syrian government, and Qatar, a financer of the
radical "rebels", negotiated the deal. There are
many other issues involved in the deal including
Qatari hostages held by Shia groups in Iraq,
very large payment from Qatar to "rebel" groups
(al-Qaeda) and some non-disclosed items.
groups in Idelb government are either aligned
with al-Qaeda in Syria or with the Qatari
sponsored Ahrar al Sham. Ahrar al-Sahm is the
group responsible for the execution of the
negotiated population exchange. Parts of
al-Qaeda have publicly disagreed with the deal.
Yesterday some 5,000 inhabitants of the northern
cities, mainly women and children, were brought
by bus convoy to the government held city of
Aleppo but were stopped while still in the
"rebel" controlled area. Inhabitants from the
southern city had been brought up to Aleppo and
were kept under government guard. Some
additional negotiations about a minor issue were
The civilians in their buses, mostly elderly,
women and children, were guarded by "rebels" of
Ahrar al Sham. They were hungry. Someone
appeared on the scene and distributed crisps.
When children flocked around the food
distribution a blue car drove up and a very
large explosion occurred. Four buses full of
people and a number of cars were totally
the civilians, only a mile or two from the safe
government area, were killed in the suicide
attack including 95 children. Many more were
wounded. An unknown number of Ahrar al Sham
"rebel" guards were also killed. There is no
serious disagreement about what happened.
obvious that the suicide attack was committed by
al-Qaeda in Syria. No government aligned element
could have crossed into rebel held territory.
The government aligned forces have not committed
any suicide attacks while al-Qaeda as well as
Ahrar al Sham have committed hundreds. This was
a "rebel" suicide attack, likely by al-Qaeda,
against government aligned civilian refugees.
But the BBC, CNN and other western media will
not tell you that. CNN called the massacre
"a hiccup". The
first Washington report was illustrated with a
pastoral scene of "Shias" walking in a green
field. The write-ups disguise to the average
reader on which side that vast numbers of
casualties of the incident were. They will not
say who the likely culprits are. Some insinuate,
against all logic, that the government did it.
most recent BBC report on the massacre is one of
the worst of this propaganda genre. Assume for a
moment you have not read the above, only the
Syria war: 'At least 68
children among 126 killed' in bus bombing
least 68 children were among 126 people
killed in Saturday's bomb attack on buses
carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian
towns, activists say.
vehicle filled with explosives hit the
convoy near Aleppo.
the readers will only read the headline and
maybe the first graphs. Who will they assume
Those who actually read further will learn that
some of the victims were Shia and that "evacuees
from government-held towns were killed, along
with aid workers and rebel soldiers." (Since
when are Ahrar's marauding beheaders "soldiers"?
this dude also
a "soldier"?) The BBC story goes on to
insinuates that the government did this because
"rebels" could and would not do such:
happened when a vehicle loaded with food
arrived and started distributing crisps,
attracting many children, before exploding,
the BBC's Middle East correspondent Lina
said it was not clear how the
vehicle could have reached the area without
there is also no evidence that rebels were
involved in the attack, as the government
would not be in the rebels' interest, our
correspondent says, as they were waiting for
their own supporters to be evacuated from
the other towns.
read a lot of anti-Syrian propaganda but never
such a vile smear. "It was not clear how the
vehicle could have reached the area without
[Syrian] government permission." Well - a
vehicle from that area could drive right up to
the BBC's head-office in London, explode and
kill many people without "Syrian government
permission." (Maybe one should - just for
demonstration purpose.) It is "rebel" held
territory with open borders to Turkey from where
they are supplied. Any of the "rebel" groups
that committed suicide attacks over the last
years has free access to it. The BBC
correspondent and her editors know this well.
They also know that "rebels" are not united at
all and that their interests diverge. It is
completely clear who committed this massacre.
But the BBC insinuates "the government did it."
More people died in this attack than in the
Khan Sheikhun chemical incident
which killed some people in a rebel held area.
The incident was
likely a false flag attack staged by the
without involvement of the government side. A
Trump NSC report falsely claimed evidence that
the Syrian government was the guilty party in
that incident and the U.S. then bombed one of
the Syrian airports.
95 children were burned and smashed to death in
yesterday's suicide attack. They will not be
honored as "beautiful children", as Trump called
two blond babies in a Khan Sheikhun
babies killed yesterday were "pro-regime"
evacuees (CNN speak) who do not deserve such
victims of yesterday's massacre will get much
less media coverage than the few actually
documented victims of the Khan Sheikhun
incident. That bit they will get will abuse the
dead, as BBC does, to incite against the vast
majority of the Syrian people who are with their
Damascus decided that the deal and the
evacuation should continue despite the massacre.
The two cities in Idleb are too exposed and
indefensible against a large scale attack. No
bigger government operation towards Idleb can
take place while they are held hostage.
- April 17, 3:00am
Eliah J. Magnier
(Arabic) further details of the "4 cities"
J. Magnier @EjmAlrai
The"four cities deal"includes Qatari
hostages, money, prisoners of war, prisoners
The 1st step (evacuating civilians under the
age of 15) was concluded.
The 2d step will evacuate all militants
The 3d step will include the exchange of
prisoners held by Damascus, Hezbollah and
al-Qaeda corps and prisoners
The 4th step will incl the release of Qatari
hostages held in Iraq (not yet released) &
the payment of ransom to AQ.
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