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Apologies and welcome! Clayclai, now I can see that - I didn't expect that. I'm a bit familiar with your work, honor to have you pop in. We always welcome any relevant thoughts, and would benefit from a different view like yours, whatever degree you have the time for. - Adam --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:22, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Houla Massacre Review Invite
Greetings, Clay. I'm inviting you to review, challenge, or try and debunk our Houla Massacre video research. I've asked a few others, and created this challenge space. Everyone's been too busy so far. If you're interested you would get your own post (fresh comment space and space above for whatever). Likely of course you'll chicken out, like the others who can sense it's an unwinnable challenge, because our findings are the truth of the matter.
Your record on Houla so far: I see Fake Houla Massacre Photo: Was the BBC set up? My take: that 90-minute photo goof is overplayed. It's also just one of many wrongly used images (others, graphic and armed with truer back stories - see here. Were they set-up? Apparently, if accidentally, by their "activists." By secret pro-Assad people? Maybe. Or antis faking to that effect, who knows? It goes nowhere to show the incident is fake, with so many real images, and helps distract from digging into the details like we did, to see it was a very real ... rebel crime. With no digging, you said "As with the Houla massacre, we know that the blame lies squarely with the Assad government because much of the killing is done with heavy weapons the opposition doesn't have." That's horrible, man. None of it was beyond rebel means (see UN, mortars, RPGs, heavy guns, and/or maybe light artillery could explain it all), and they took over the massacre area just before the massacre. It was the last government-held part, with no reason for the gov. to shell their own area. Rebels are seen shelling it. Therefore ONLY rebels had the means. Video proves this. And of course, they had the bodies in their trucks right afterwards with no access problems. Yeah, because they fought their way in, and were there before and during the massacre. The cold-blooded, vile, massacre of entire families. Kids had their jaws hacked off and skulls sliced open. About 90 of them were from one targeted family that allegedly converted to Shi'ism. I suspect so, looking at the hate carved into their flesh.
Syria: Assad's slaughter continues - When will the world act? Compiles questions people asked about the Houla massacre, implication is they shouldn't ask but just know, and then "Meanwhile, the slaughter of men, women and children by the Assad regime continues unabated, and nobody is intervening to stop it, just as these Kossacks have been arguing they shouldn't." Then some videos shared with no analysis, to prove Assad's crimes continue.
From all this, Clay, I gather you're not much for analyzing videos. And also, you may not be current on Syria issues (except you did pop in to criticize anti-anti-Assad questions here, recently, my responses are a ways below). I recommend you enlist someone else (Eliot Higgins maybe?) to help, or try it yourself (we were all amateurs at first, almost anyone could follow along if they tried, and I'm available to help explain anything). But it's overdue for someone to intervene before this stays the best analysis for too long and gets noticed as such and goes into the history books. You, now or soon, should set to salvaging your precious Assad crime.