Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Human Rights Watch is totally mobilized on alleged Syrian cluster bombs!

Unheard of Energy after let's say, Israeli abundant use of cluster bombs?! Well, HRW found Israel's aggressions 'disproportionate' and hoped it 'reduced the danger' by telling the UN the locations of CBs! Remember, use of CB's by Syria is still a matter of crude youtubes and 'residents & activists said!'
"... In the 131-page report, “Flooding South Lebanon: Israel’s Use of Cluster Munitions in Lebanon in July and August 2006,” Human Rights Watch found that Israel violated international humanitarian law in its indiscriminate and disproportionate cluster munition attacks on Lebanon.

“Israel could quickly reduce the danger to civilians by telling the UN where it fired cluster munitions, and its refusal to help is shocking,” said Goose...."
On Syria HRW's Nadim Houri writes to As'ad Aboukhalil, 
"..."On the documentation of cluster use in Syria. We are not “just” relying on youtube videos. We spoke to a number of residents who described the attacks in two towns and are in touch with many of those who filmed the videos. In addition, we have had weapons experts check that the weapons appearing in the video were truly air dropped (ie, visible damages were consistent with the weapons being air dropped) and that those were weapons known to be in the arsenal of Syrian air force. Unlike a generic vide of a beating, videos of cluster bombs cannot be faked easily (they are tricky weapons to handle, very heavy canisters, there is no way you can fake a bomb that is half buried in the ground etc)." 

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