Rev 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”
The UN has issued a report stating that the Syrian Army is responsible for the most serious human rights abuses in the nation since March 2012.
The report listed many “unlawful killings” conducted by Syrian military forces to stop anti-government demostrations in Idlib, Hama, Damascus and four other cities & numerous villages.
The report said that “too often the civilians born the brunt of the violence” between government and opposition forces.
Government forces also used indiscriminate shelling of residential villages where the soldiers claimed people sympathetic to the Free Syrian Army were hiding among the houses. After the shelling, government snipers would come in and shoot those on the street. The government forces also executed entire families inside their homes.
Boys as young as 10 years old were tortured by government interrogators to make them claim other family members were part of the opposition Free Syrian Army. Children wounded by gunfire or torture were denied medical treatment. Children died due to lack of adequate health care during government blockades.
The report also cited attacks by the government opposition forces but noted they were not nearly as widespread as those by government troops.