BASHAR AL ASSAD’S MASSACRE – (NSFW) RAW handheld footage of Syrian Army attack on protesters, NC-17

Please watch this video only if you are prepared to see atrocity and large-scale human suffering.

Please watch this video only if you are prepared to see atrocity and large-scale human suffering.

This is handheld footage taken by a survivor of the Syrian government’s crackdown against protesters in the immediate aftermath of a massacre. These are not guerrilla, paramilitary resistance forces being killed. These are unarmed civilians, regular people like anyone else. The Syrian army fired exploding rifle rounds into the marching protesters. There are reports that tanks were brought in as well and fired high-explosive munitions into the middle of crowds.

THIS SCENE IS MILD – NOT FOR SQUEAMISH: This is the reality behind the newspaper articles we read about violence against civilians in the Middle East and elsewhere.

The incident is being covered in the NY Times and the BBC, as well as doubtlessly on other news outlets, but the stories being published do not do very much to bring home the reality of what is happening.

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