U.N.: Free peacekeepers in Syria

U.N.: Free peacekeepers in Syria

There are 30 comments on the CNN story from Mar 6, 2013, titled U.N.: Free peacekeepers in Syria. In it, CNN reports that:

Refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria arrive February 18 at the Jordanian border.

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Chris

Toronto, Canada

#21 Mar 9, 2013
George wrote:
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I agree, so why are you being so cryptic in you comments, why the name calling of the US and Obama when you can learn the truth through the internet, why never a word about Bejing and its atrocities,and why support Assad with his atrocities???
Assad is defending his country, and not committing atrocities. Beijing lives in peace, and does not commit atrocities. U.S. Obama is occupying Afghanistan, committing atrocities. Obama is also killing people with drones, without due process: in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia; therefore also committing atrocities; particularly as there are findings, that many untargeted civilians also get killed in these attacks.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#22 Mar 9, 2013
Oliver Cromwell wrote:
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They didn't have any business taking them in the first place,thats the point,i believe your Mate Jay has served under the UN, would you be so relaxed if he had a Gun stuck in his face and taken prisoner? i doubt it.
The fact is he doesn't so why make such stupid comments. The UN are peacekeepers not the aggressors, so you comments are childish. We do not know the reason why the UN soldiers were held, but they were not kidnapped that was said by some media, so stop being so negative.
George

Red Deer, Canada

#23 Mar 9, 2013
Chris wrote:
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Assad is defending his country, and not committing atrocities. Beijing lives in peace, and does not commit atrocities. U.S. Obama is occupying Afghanistan, committing atrocities. Obama is also killing people with drones, without due process: in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia; therefore also committing atrocities; particularly as there are findings, that many untargeted civilians also get killed in these attacks.
Yes bombing 3000 buildings, killing 70,000 people that was just an ooops on Assads behalf, controlling the Sabihtha to kill and masacre hundreds of people that was just an oversight. Bejing, well you just choose not to read the truth. The US does not occupy Afghanistan as they are there to help but are pulling out and it is the Aghan government asking them to stay. Pakistan, those were al Queda (bin Laden) so self explanatory but I am not sure about civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia so please post links to these atrocities so we can learn.
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#24 Mar 9, 2013
George wrote:
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The US does not occupy Afghanistan as they are there to help but are pulling out and it is the Aghan government asking them to stay.
Look, you morality is perverted. According to you, the West is helping, when killing other countries’ people, and destroying other countries. Are you claiming that the West is putting these poor countries’ people out of their misery by killing them, because they are too poor to enjoy living?
George

Red Deer, Canada

#25 Mar 9, 2013
Chris wrote:
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Assad is defending his country, and not committing atrocities. Beijing lives in peace, and does not commit atrocities. U.S. Obama is occupying Afghanistan, committing atrocities. Obama is also killing people with drones, without due process: in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia; therefore also committing atrocities; particularly as there are findings, that many untargeted civilians also get killed in these attacks.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_paci...
George

Red Deer, Canada

#26 Mar 9, 2013
Chris wrote:
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Look, you morality is perverted. According to you, the West is helping, when killing other countries’ people, and destroying other countries. Are you claiming that the West is putting these poor countries’ people out of their misery by killing them, because they are too poor to enjoy living?
I know your illiteracy can be a problem so I will point out, Taliban are not American and they are the ones bombing in Afghanistan, why is that so hard to see. Where else are Americans killing civilians today in your "perverted" mind whatever that means?
Oliver Cromwell

Glasgow, UK

#27 Mar 9, 2013
George wrote:
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The fact is he doesn't so why make such stupid comments. The UN are peacekeepers not the aggressors, so you comments are childish. We do not know the reason why the UN soldiers were held, but they were not kidnapped that was said by some media, so stop being so negative.
Thats the typical Bullshit i expect from you,no answer,OF COURSE THEY WERE KIDNAPPED,thy didn't go for a ride with the terrorists to look at the sites.
wakeup call

United States

#28 Mar 9, 2013
Rule 96. Hostage-Taking

Rule 96. The taking of hostages is prohibited.

The prohibition of hostage-taking is recognized as a fundamental guarantee for civilians and persons hors de combat in Additional Protocols I and II.[4] Under the Statute of the International Criminal Court, the “taking of hostages” constitutes a war crime in both international and non-international armed conflicts.[5] Hostage-taking is also listed as a war crime under the Statutes of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda and of the Special Court for Sierra Leone.[6] Numerous military manuals prohibit the taking of hostages.[7] This prohibition is also set forth in the legislation of numerous States.
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IN OTHER WORDS, the rebels committed yet another war crime.

It's in black and white, no apologists need apply.
wakeup call

United States

#29 Mar 9, 2013
The media of course, can spin black into white and white into black at will.

In announcing the release, a commander of the Martyrs of Yarmouk rebel brigade, which detained the soldiers, disavowed earlier rebel assertions that the United Nations soldiers were being held hostage to force the Syrian government to stop shelling the area. He said they had been held for their safety.
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Karadzic, in his cross-examination of the witnesses, said the peacekeepers were forced to evacuate the factory to protect them as the object was a potential NATO bombing target. Bosnian Serb forces later released the hostages under international pressure.
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Serbian gunmen in Bosnia-Herzegovina took three U.N. peacekeepers hostage for several hours Sunday, and fierce fighting between Croats and Muslim-led government forces reportedly prompted one U.N. officer to appeal for NATO air cover.
wakeup call

United States

#30 Mar 9, 2013
George wrote:
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I know your illiteracy can be a problem so I will point out, Taliban are not American and they are the ones bombing in Afghanistan, why is that so hard to see. Where else are Americans killing civilians today in your "perverted" mind whatever that means?
Actually, we kill quite a few civilians but lately, it's often by remote sensing and so, doesn't really count.

Drone strikes kill, maim and traumatize too many civilians, U.S. study says

"TBIJ reports that from June 2004 through mid-September 2012, available data indicate that drone strikes killed 2,562 - 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474 - 881 were civilians, including 176 children. TBIJ reports that these strikes also injured an additional 1,228 - 1,362 individuals," according to the Stanford/NYU study.

Based on interviews with witnesses, victims and experts, the report accuses the CIA of "double-striking" a target, moments after the initial hit, thereby killing first responders.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/25/world/asia/paki...

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