Two sides of the same event, one promoting a war friendly narrative based on some human rights group, the other from Pepe Escobar in the Asia Times.
“Syrian forces fired across the border into a refugee camp in Turkey, wounding five people, authorities said. The soldiers were firing at rebels who tried to escape after ambushing a military checkpoint, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights [SOHR]. On the border with Lebanon, a cameraman for Lebanon’s Al Jadeed TV station was killed by shots fired from Syria, the station said.
“Turkey shelters thousands of refugees fleeing Assad’s military, which has killed 9,000 people since March 2011 in an attempt to put down an uprising, according to the United Nations.” USA Today, April 9
What is the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights? “SOHR is run out of a two-bedroom terraced home in Coventry by one man using the name Rami Abdulrahman (or Rami Abdul Rahman, or Rami Abdelrahman). He also runs a clothes shop.” Wikipedia This source is a new low, even for McPaper, USA Today.
Here’s what Pepe Escobar says about the same situation.
“Turkey is sheltering the FSA right on the border, only a few meters – and not kilometers – away from Syrian territory. Way beyond hosting a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command and control center in Iskenderun for months now – a fact already reported by Asia Times Online – Turkey has now advanced right to the border, enabling a back-and-forth by heavily weaponized guerrillas/mercenaries to attack a sovereign state.
“Imagine a similar scenario happening, say, at a Mexican-US border in Arizona or Texas.”
.Pepe Escobar – What’s goin’ on at the Turkish-Syrian border? April 11
Where did USA Today get the 9,000 figure, the guy in Coventry? The Turks are certainly smart enough to move refugees away from the border and stop military incursions from occurring proximate to the refugees. This is all war promotion.
An overwhelming majority of citizens who have the correct position on this – stay out! But those who profit from war and their minions in the corporate media continue their relentless and endless death march. For what?
And week end and week out we have to endure the arrogant, pathetically reasoned, myopic judgements out of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on this or that nation’s progress toward democracy. She as become simply unbearable. How did democracy work out in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya?