Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Trump moved by Assad atrocity. Trump ignored years of atrocities.

Media are falling all over Trump's purported moment of clarity today about Assad's gassing of civilians - - a crime against humanity.
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Look at what Trump - - now our President! - - had managed to ignore:
According to the Syrian Center for Policy Research, an independent Syrian research organization, the death toll from the conflict as of February 2016 was 470,000. The spread and intensification of fighting has led to a dire humanitarian crisis, with 6.1 million internally displaced people and 4.8 million seeking refuge abroad, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. By mid-2016, an estimated 1 million people were living in besieged areas and denied life-saving assistance and humanitarian aid. 
More than 117,000 have been detained or disappeared since 2011, the vast majority by government forces, including 4,557 between January and June 2016, according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights. Torture and ill-treatment are rampant in detention facilities; thousands have died in detention.
Was it more important to be nice to Assad's patron Putin?

Did Trump not know? Or just not give a s**t? 

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