August 15, 2012
Tags: civil war, Syria, United Nations, war crimes
Revelation 6:3-4 NCV When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a red one. Its rider was given power to take away peace (prosperity, rest) from the earth and to make people kill each other (butcher, slaughter, to maim violently, in streets), and he was given a big sword (assassins sword, terrorist, loud, mighty, sore afraid).
“Hardly a day goes by when our senses are not bludgeoned by some new outbreak of terrorism in the Middle East. Despite our best efforts at making and keeping the peace, political, economic, and religious tensions often lead to unrest, violence, and riots.”
-Jim Bakker in “Prosperity and the Coming Apocalypse”
United Nations investigators have concluded the massacre of civilians in Houla, Syria was conducted by government troops and militia connected to the Syrian government.
The UN report states that the violations were authorized by the highest levels of the Syrian government.
In the May 2012 massacre, 108 civilians were killed. As the report was released, at least 30 people were killed when Syrian government warplanes attacked the town of Azaz.
The UN report also states that the Syrian government is responsible over the last six months for cases of murder, torture and sexual violence against civilians and rebel forces. The report attributes some war crimes to the rebel forces but not “of the same gravity or scale” as those of the government forces.
The investigators were not allowed into the country by the Syrian government leading the UN to interview almost 700 people from civilians to former government soldiers.
A bomb believed to be targeting UN observers exploded outside their hotel just hours before the release of the report.