"The United States says that it wants to bomb Syria to punish the Asad regime for its use of chemical weapons. But keep in mind that it will likely use Tomahawk missiles, whose warheads might or might not be tipped with depleted uranium (DU). In other words, the United States will punish the Asad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons by bombing Syria with a weapon that the UN General Assembly has four times asked to be sanctioned (but cannot because of the votes against these resolutions from France, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States). One hundred and fifty-five countries worry that depleted uranium will contaminate groundwater and produce environmental and health hazards for generations. The United States used such weapons in Iraq, where a 2010 study (Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009) found that the rate of heart defects was thirteen times that in Europe, the nervous system abnormalities at birth were thirty-three times that in Europe, and the childhood cancer rate was twelve times greater than those before the use of DU in Fallujah in 2004. These are the consequences of an imperialist bombardment. It will violate law in order to pretend to uphold law. It will use dangerous chemicals to protest the use of dangerous chemicals. It will get self-righteous about chemical weapons, such as nerve gas, that it sold to the Assad government within the past three years."

@1 year ago with 5171 notes
#syria #war 
Righteous truth from Immortal Technique.

Righteous truth from Immortal Technique.

(Source: twitter.com)

@1 year ago with 9 notes
#immortal technique #war #barack obama #john kerry #syria #drones #twitter 

Obama responds with “outrage” to the impunitive killing of innocent men, women and children with missiles? One word: drones.

@1 year ago with 4 notes
#syria 
azspot:

Matt Bors
@1 year ago with 131 notes
#syria 
thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day: Aleppo, Syria. A father carries his son and his gun home from Friday prayers.
Credit: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty. Via.

thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day: Aleppo, Syria. A father carries his son and his gun home from Friday prayers.

Credit: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty. Via.

(via other-stuff)

@1 year ago with 457 notes
#syria #photography 
inothernews:

A frightened child stands in the street after a Syrian government artillery shell destroyed his family home in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on October 13, 2012. (Photo: Zac Baillie / AFP-Getty Images via NBC News)

inothernews:

A frightened child stands in the street after a Syrian government artillery shell destroyed his family home in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on October 13, 2012. (Photo: Zac Baillie / AFP-Getty Images via NBC News)

@2 years ago with 87 notes
#syria 
azmatzahra:

I dug into the numbers for some shocking perspective: More civilians died in Syria in August than the bloodiest months for civilians in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain. 
But these numbers, as stark as they are, can’t fully illustrate the escalating war playing out on the ground. Learn more here, and please watch FRONTLINE’s two-part special, The Battle for Syria, this Tuesday.

azmatzahra:

I dug into the numbers for some shocking perspective: More civilians died in Syria in August than the bloodiest months for civilians in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain. 

But these numbers, as stark as they are, can’t fully illustrate the escalating war playing out on the ground. Learn more here, and please watch FRONTLINE’s two-part special, The Battle for Syria, this Tuesday.

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

@2 years ago with 561 notes
#syria #civil war 
theatlantic:

humanrightswatch:

Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.
These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.
Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.
Read testimony and check out our video after the jump.
Photo © 2012 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

theatlantic:

humanrightswatch:

Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.

These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.

Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.

Read testimony and check out our video after the jump.

Photo © 2012 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova

@2 years ago with 353 notes
#syria 

(Source: cagle.com, via political-cartoons)

@1 year ago with 1770 notes
#syria #war #austerity 
@1 year ago with 644 notes
#barack obama #syria #war #politics 
stay-human:

fallintoyourarmstonight:

All you need to know

I almost spit milk all over my keyboard. 

stay-human:

fallintoyourarmstonight:

All you need to know

I almost spit milk all over my keyboard. 

(via gresa)

@1 year ago with 41042 notes
#syria #war #politics 
doctorswithoutborders:

 Photo: A Syrian nurse treats a patient at a Doctors Without Borders field hospital in a cave in northern Syria.
After months of refused entry, Doctors Without Borders decided to go into Syria without government authorization so we could deliver lifesaving medical care to men, women, and children caught in the crossfire of war.
Our medical teams have had to be flexible, working in secret and changing locations as the frontlines shift. We’ve set up field surgical hospitals in unlikely places – including a small cave where doctors performed more than 100 surgeries over six weeks before moving operations to a farm.
The situation in Syria remains dire, and thousands of people still have nowhere to turn for urgently needed medical care. Since June, Doctors Without Borders teams have treated more than 10,000 patients and performed more than 900 surgeries. We are also delivering care to thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Your financial support makes this possible.
Donate now to join Doctors Without Borders on the frontlines in 2013.
Together we can save more lives in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo: A Syrian nurse treats a patient at a Doctors Without Borders field hospital in a cave in northern Syria.

After months of refused entry, Doctors Without Borders decided to go into Syria without government authorization so we could deliver lifesaving medical care to men, women, and children caught in the crossfire of war.

Our medical teams have had to be flexible, working in secret and changing locations as the frontlines shift. We’ve set up field surgical hospitals in unlikely places – including a small cave where doctors performed more than 100 surgeries over six weeks before moving operations to a farm.

The situation in Syria remains dire, and thousands of people still have nowhere to turn for urgently needed medical care. Since June, Doctors Without Borders teams have treated more than 10,000 patients and performed more than 900 surgeries. We are also delivering care to thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Your financial support makes this possible.

Donate now to join Doctors Without Borders on the frontlines in 2013.

Together we can save more lives in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world.

(via crookedindifference)

@1 year ago with 230 notes
#syria 
huffposttech:

Anonymous Declares War On Syrian Government Websites In Retaliation For Internet Blackout
@1 year ago with 369 notes
#syria 
cjchivers:

Mural on Wall in Sarja, Syria.
Beside a home cratered by an airstrike that killed two civilians, and wounded many more.
Sunday. In Idlib Governorate.

cjchivers:

Mural on Wall in Sarja, Syria.

Beside a home cratered by an airstrike that killed two civilians, and wounded many more.

Sunday. In Idlib Governorate.

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

@2 years ago with 143 notes
#syria #war 
politics-war:

Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.

politics-war:

Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.

(via myheadisweak)

@2 years ago with 374 notes
#syria 
"The United States says that it wants to bomb Syria to punish the Asad regime for its use of chemical weapons. But keep in mind that it will likely use Tomahawk missiles, whose warheads might or might not be tipped with depleted uranium (DU). In other words, the United States will punish the Asad regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons by bombing Syria with a weapon that the UN General Assembly has four times asked to be sanctioned (but cannot because of the votes against these resolutions from France, Israel, the United Kingdom, and the United States). One hundred and fifty-five countries worry that depleted uranium will contaminate groundwater and produce environmental and health hazards for generations. The United States used such weapons in Iraq, where a 2010 study (Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005-2009) found that the rate of heart defects was thirteen times that in Europe, the nervous system abnormalities at birth were thirty-three times that in Europe, and the childhood cancer rate was twelve times greater than those before the use of DU in Fallujah in 2004. These are the consequences of an imperialist bombardment. It will violate law in order to pretend to uphold law. It will use dangerous chemicals to protest the use of dangerous chemicals. It will get self-righteous about chemical weapons, such as nerve gas, that it sold to the Assad government within the past three years."
1 year ago
#syria #war 
1 year ago
#syria #war #austerity 
Righteous truth from Immortal Technique.
1 year ago
#immortal technique #war #barack obama #john kerry #syria #drones #twitter 
1 year ago
#barack obama #syria #war #politics 

Obama responds with “outrage” to the impunitive killing of innocent men, women and children with missiles? One word: drones.

1 year ago
#syria 
stay-human:

fallintoyourarmstonight:

All you need to know

I almost spit milk all over my keyboard. 
1 year ago
#syria #war #politics 
azspot:

Matt Bors
1 year ago
#syria 
doctorswithoutborders:

 Photo: A Syrian nurse treats a patient at a Doctors Without Borders field hospital in a cave in northern Syria.
After months of refused entry, Doctors Without Borders decided to go into Syria without government authorization so we could deliver lifesaving medical care to men, women, and children caught in the crossfire of war.
Our medical teams have had to be flexible, working in secret and changing locations as the frontlines shift. We’ve set up field surgical hospitals in unlikely places – including a small cave where doctors performed more than 100 surgeries over six weeks before moving operations to a farm.
The situation in Syria remains dire, and thousands of people still have nowhere to turn for urgently needed medical care. Since June, Doctors Without Borders teams have treated more than 10,000 patients and performed more than 900 surgeries. We are also delivering care to thousands of Syrian refugees who fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. Your financial support makes this possible.
Donate now to join Doctors Without Borders on the frontlines in 2013.
Together we can save more lives in some of the most remote and dangerous places in the world.
1 year ago
#syria 
thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day: Aleppo, Syria. A father carries his son and his gun home from Friday prayers.
Credit: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty. Via.
1 year ago
#syria #photography 
huffposttech:

Anonymous Declares War On Syrian Government Websites In Retaliation For Internet Blackout
1 year ago
#syria 
inothernews:

A frightened child stands in the street after a Syrian government artillery shell destroyed his family home in the Shaar neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on October 13, 2012. (Photo: Zac Baillie / AFP-Getty Images via NBC News)
2 years ago
#syria 
cjchivers:

Mural on Wall in Sarja, Syria.
Beside a home cratered by an airstrike that killed two civilians, and wounded many more.
Sunday. In Idlib Governorate.
2 years ago
#syria #war 
azmatzahra:

I dug into the numbers for some shocking perspective: More civilians died in Syria in August than the bloodiest months for civilians in the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the recent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Bahrain. 
But these numbers, as stark as they are, can’t fully illustrate the escalating war playing out on the ground. Learn more here, and please watch FRONTLINE’s two-part special, The Battle for Syria, this Tuesday.
2 years ago
#syria #civil war 
politics-war:

Injured Syrian women arrive at a field hospital after an air strike hit their homes in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 15.
2 years ago
#syria 
theatlantic:

humanrightswatch:

Syrian government forces have dropped bombs and fired artillery at or near at least 10 bakeries in Aleppo province over the past three weeks, killing and maiming scores of civilians who were waiting for bread.
These bakeries were clearly civilian objects.
Every pilot who deliberately launches a rocket at a bread line of civilians, and every commander who gives such an order, should face justice for their crimes.
Read testimony and check out our video after the jump.
Photo © 2012 Ricardo Garcia Vilanova
2 years ago
#syria