PEMBANTAIAN ATAS NAMA “DEMOKRASI” DI SYRIA

PEMBANTAIAN ATAS NAMA “DEMOKRASI” DI SYRIA

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Bandingkan 2 peristiwa berikut yang terekam kamera dan beredar di mesia massa internasional. Yang pertama adalah gambar mayat-mayat pemberontak yang masih mengenakan seragam tempur lengkap dengan peluru melekat di pinggang. Gambar tersebut dirilis oleh pemerintah Syria.

Kemudian gambar berikutnya, video yang baru saja beredar di media-media massa online yang dirilis oleh pemberontak di Aleppo: Sekelompok orang berpakaian sipil diseret ke sebuah tempat lapangan di bawah terik matahari. Pakaian mereka berlepotan darah yang masih mengalir dari tubuh mereka setelah menjalani “interogasi”. Orang-orang bersenjata (pemberontak) berteriak-teriak di sekeliling mereka, “Allahu Akbar!”. Sebagian lainnya berteriak, “Hidup Free Syrian Army!” Di sudut lain sebagian pemberontak mengabadikan peristiwa itu dengan “smartphone” mereka. Selanjutnya para tawanan itu dihadapkan pada tembok, dan tidak lama kemudian seorang eksekutor menembak kepala orang-orang itu dari jarak dekat. 

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Ada perbedaan mencolok antara kedua rekaman video tersebut di atas. Yang pertama adalah tentara Syria membunuh pemberontak bersenjata dalam pertempuran sengit. Sedang yang kedua pemberontak membunuhi warga sipil tak bersenjata. Meski pemberontak mengklaim mereka adalah anggota milisi pendukung pemerintah, tuduhan itu tentu saja tidak bisa diverifikasi. Lagipula banyak kasus dimana pemberontak membunuhi warga sipil hanya karena mereka menolak membantu pemberontak, atau sekedar untuk menakut-nakuti warga untuk tidak berani melawan perintah mereka. Di kantong-kantong pertahanan pemberontak yang terkepung, pemberontak biasa menjadikan warga sipil sebagai tameng hidup. Dalam kasus-kasus lainnya pemberontak menculik warga demi mendapat imbalan makanan dan uang dari keluarga korbannya, namun mengembalikan mereka sudah dalam keadaan meninggal meski keluarganya sudah memberikan apa yang mereka tuntut. Motivasi lainnya dengan pembunuhan-pembunuhan itu adalah menakut-nakuti warga sehingga mereka lari dari kampung halamannya untuk menjadi pengungsi di negara lain sehingga tuduhan bahwa “pemerintah telah menindas rakyat sendiri”, terlegitimasi. Untuk menambah ketakutan, pembunuhan itu terkadang dilakukan dengan cara-cara di luar bayangan: mutilasi, membedah perut wanita hamil dan mengeluarkan janinnya.

Inilah orang-orang yang oleh media-media massa barat awalnya disebut sebagai “demonstran tak bersenjata”. Kemudian setelah terdapat terlalu banyak “demonstran tak bersenjata” yang memegang senjata, mereka disebut sebagai “aktifis bersenjata” dan “pejuang demokrasi melawan pemerintah yang represif”. Mereka adalah orang-orang yang dilatih, diberi gaji dan senjata oleh negara-negara barat, Turki dan beberapa negara Arab.

Korban dalam video ekskusi pemberontak di atas adalah keluarga atau suku Al Berri, salah satu keluarga besar di Aleppo. Pemuka mereka yang turut dieksekusi bernama Hassan Berri Bin Zino.

Pada akhir bulan Mei lalu, lebih dari 100 warga sipil, termasuk wanita dan anak-anak, dibantai secara keji. Anak-anak diberondong senapan dan digorok lehernya saat tengah tidur. Awalnya media massa menuduh pembantaian itu dilakukan oleh pasukan pemerintah dan milisi pendukungnya. Sebagian besar masyarakat awam di seluruh dunia percaya, dengan tuduhan itu, meski bagi yang mampu berfikir kritis sedikit saja akan mempertanyakan tuduhan itu. Bagaimana mungkin pemerintah yang terancam mendapat serangan intervensi asing melakukan aksi yang justru mengundang intervensi itu?

Namun kemudian kebenaran terkuak, pembantaian itu dilakukan oleh para pemberontak, dan korbannya sebagian besar adalah masyarakat sipil yang tidak mendukung pemberontak. Namun akan-anak kecil yang tidak mengerti apapun itu, dibantai juga.

Bulan lalu media-media massa ramai memberitakan tentang pembantaian di desa Tremseh. Kembali media massa dan para pejabat barat menuduh pemerintah Syria sebagai pelakunya. Namun kemudian terbukti bahwa para korban “pembantaian” adalah pemberontak bersenjata yang tewas melaui pertempuran sengit melawan pasukan pemerintah. Para pemberontak itu sebelumnya meneror warga Tremseh, yang kemudian meminta bantuan pada pasukan pemerintah terdekat.

Kini setelah kekejaman-kekejaman itu begitu gamblang dilakukan oleh pemberontak, media dan pemerintah negara-negara barat berusaha “cuci tangan” dengan mengklaim bahwa hanya sebagian kecil dari pemberontak yang merupakan teroris Al Qaida. Namun video pembantaian di Aleppo tersebut di atas membuktikan bahwa tidak ada yang bisa membedakan antara Al Qaida dengan para “pejuang demokrasi”.

Berbagai tindak kekejian tersebut di atas merupakan refleksi dari tindakan orang-orang yahudi kala mengusir rakyat Palestina dari tanah airnya dahulu. Cara-cara seperti itu pulal-ah yang dilakukan orang-orang arab badui munafik kala membantai keluarga Rosulullah di Karbala dahulu kala. Dan kini, kedua golongan itu bersekutu membantai rakyat Syria. Namun Allah tidak pernah diam.

Ref:
“Cold-blood massacres in Syria exemplifies West’s ‘Pro-Democracy Movement’”; Finian Cunningham; Press TV; 2 Agustus 2012

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Cold-blood massacres in Syria exemplifies West’s ‘Pro-Democracy Movement’

SOURCE: Presstv

They were dragged out to be executed in a small, dusty courtyard in blazing sunlight. The victims were half-naked, dazed, their underwear soaked in blood, their legs bleeding from torture inflicted earlier. The expectant crowd, some armed with guns, others holding up mobile phones to take what were presumably trophy photos, was baying for execution.
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People gather at a mass burial for the victims killed during an attack by Western-backed Syrian rebels in Houla on May 26, 2012.

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“God is greatest,” rang out the calls among the blood-lusting spectators. They also shouted slogans in support of the Free Syrian Army. This was summary “justice” by the armed opposition groups that the Western governments are striving to empower in “liberated” Syria.

New video footage obtained by Agence France Presse shows a gruesome scene of cold-blooded murder of unarmed Syrians in Aleppo, the northwestern commercial city. It provides a glimpse of the Jihadist armed groups in Syria that are being funded, trained and directed by Washington, London, Paris and Berlin along with their Turkish, Israeli and [Persian] Gulf Arab allies.

These are the “heroic” groups that the Western political leaders and media have championed for the past 17 months as a “pro-democracy movement” against the “dastardly” government of Bashar Al-Assad.

Placed against a wall and kneeling, the victims were blasted at close range with automatic weapons. As the crowds parted, the video shows naked bodies slumped in a soiled heap. In another clip of the same execution courtyard, a group of cowering people is similarly riddled with automatic fire. After the hail of bullets subsides, a pile of mangled corpses is displayed, with grotesque satisfaction.

The identities of the victims are reported as members of the Al Berri family or tribe from Aleppo. One of the elders executed is named in media reports as Hassan Berri Bin Zino. Reuters and other news agencies describe the victims as belonging to “pro-Assad militias,” which had been involved, allegedly, in earlier attacks on the opposition groups. This affiliation to pro-Assad militia has yet to be verified, but the way the alleged affiliation is prominently reported is made to sound like a mitigating factor in what is premeditated murder by Western-backed killers.

It could very well turn out that the victims were just ordinary citizens of Aleppo, Syria’s second city where Western-backed mercenaries were directed to attack last week following their defeat and routing from the capital, Damascus, by Syrian armed forces.

Western-sponsored mercenaries have carried out numerous massacres and atrocities across Syria against civilians in recent months in a calculated bid to terrorize the general population into spurning the Assad government. The reign of terror is also being distorted in the Western media as being instigated by the Assad forces, thereby justifying Western sanctions and a NATO military intervention, as in Libya, in an unspoken campaign for regime change.

At the end of May, over 100 people, including women and children, were massacred in the village of Houla. Initially, that mass killing was blamed on the Assad forces, but subsequently it was shown that the victims were actually supporters of the government and that the slayings were in fact the grisly work of Western-backed Jihadist mercenaries, most of whom have infiltrated Syria from other countries, such as Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan. A similar atrocity occurred the first week of June in the village of Qubair – again shown later to be the work of the Western-backed Jihadists, who are also known to be linked to Al Qaeda and other Western intelligence proxies, such as Blackwater (Xe) mercenaries.

Last month, in the village of Tremseh, Western governments and media again leapt, with suspiciously unseemly haste, to accuse the Assad regime of committing yet another massacre. It turned out that most of the victims were members of armed groups that were terrorizing the civilian residents who had called in the army for rescue. The armed mercenaries were killed in a firefight.

In the latest atrocity in Aleppo, it may transpire that the victims are just ordinary citizens who were lynched for the only reason that they did not support the campaign of terror being perpetrated against their country – a macabre object lesson for the rest of society to take note of if they do not want to suffer the same horrific fate.

Such barbarity is in keeping with the brutality of the so-called rebel groups that have been terrorizing Syrian society at large. These groups have killed hundreds with no-warning car bombs in urban areas since the beginning of this year. They have kidnapped family members for ransoms, only to hand over mutilated corpses – cruelly after they had been paid off. These groups have fired on civilians from sniper positions on rooftops and from the minarets of mosques. They have machine-gunned busloads of pilgrims; they have derailed passenger trains.

Even if the victims of this execution in Aleppo turn out to be members of pro-Assad militia, is this the kind of justice that will prevail in Syria if Western-backed regime change succeeds? Is this the Western-style “liberation” awaiting the people of Syria that the people of Libya have “enjoyed” since NATO turned that country into lawless, tribal charnel house?

Meanwhile, Amnesty International, sounding like a choirboy witnessing an orgy, has condemned the Syrian armed forces for a “brutal crackdown in Aleppo.” It stated: “The current onslaught on the city of Aleppo – which puts civilians even more at grave risk – is a predictable development which follows the disturbing pattern of abuses by state forces across the country.”

Contrary to what Amnesty asserts, several reports say that the Syrian state security forces have gone to careful lengths to avoid civilian casualties even though the foreign-backed armed groups have been using citizens in their homes as human shields.

It would be interesting to see how Amnesty would report the scenario where American or British armed forces were hunting down Syrian-backed mercenaries run amok in Washington or London.

Other video footage emerged in recent days from Syrian authorities showing corpses said to belong to armed groups that were gunned down by state forces. The scenes of bloodied corpses were grim. But the victims appeared to be armed fighters in possession of heavy weaponry.

Whether the latest killings in Aleppo by the so-called Syrian Free Army were some form of revenge is not yet clear. But the two circumstances are substantially different. One is cold-blooded murder of unarmed civilians; the other is the result of armed action against mercenaries who are engaging in a criminal conspiracy against a society.

Another development is the attempt by Western media to portray the Jihadist and Al Qaeda groups as a distinct, minor appendage to the Free Syrian Army – a rogue element. Thus, the Western media is trying to set up a false dichotomy in which there are supposedly “good rebels” (who we support) and “bad rebels” (who we have no control over). What the video of the killings in Aleppo clearly confirms, however, is that such a distinction is more a figment of Western media imagination. The truth is that the Western governments, their intelligence agencies and professional killers, along with their Turk, Arab and Israeli allies, have opened a terrorist Pandora’s Box in Syria. And no amount of hairsplitting can close the lid on that heinous crime of aggression.

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