A Sea Of Blood: Syria Death Toll Rises To 136,000 After January Becomes One Of The Bloodiest Months On Record
Revelation 6:8, “And I looked, and behold a [chlōros – green] horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts [thērion – savage, brutal, bestial men] of the earth…”
Zechariah 5:3a, 8a, “… This is the curse [‘alah‘] that goes out over the face of the whole earth … This is Wickedness …”
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain, said the toll now stood at least 136,277 people killed.
Among those are 47,998 civilians, including more than 7,300 children, the group said.
‘January was among the bloodiest months since the beginning of conflict,’ Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.
‘We in the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights will continue to call on all actors on the international stage to do their humanitarian and moral duty to press for the Syrian file to be referred to the International Criminal Court,’ the group said in a statement.
The group said it sought ‘the trial of the murderers of the Syrian people, and those who have collaborated with them.’
The Observatory’s last toll, at the end of December, stood at 130,433, but fierce fighting between rebels and the regime, as well as between rebels and jihadists, has claimed nearly 6,000 lives since then.
The group said at least 31,629 opposition fighters, including more than 8,000 jihadists, had been killed since the start of the conflict.
On the regime side, 53,167 soldiers and militiamen were killed, along with 271 members of Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah and 338 members of other foreign Shiite brigades fighting alongside the government.” Read more.
Flashback: Hurriyet Daily News: With 10 Million Muslims Killed Since 1948 at the Hands of Fellow Muslims, Golda Meir Was Right – “Let’s speak of facts. Sudan is not in the conventional Middle East, so let’s ignore the genocide there. Let’s ignore, also, the West Pakistani massacres in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) totaling 1.25 million in 1971. Or 200,000 deaths in Algeria in war between Islamists and the government in 1991-2006. But a simple, strictly Middle East research will give you one million deaths in the all-Muslim Iran-Iraq war; 300,000 Muslim minorities killed by Saddam Hussein; 80,000 Iranians killed during the Islamic revolution; 25,000 deaths in 1970-71, the days of Black September, by the Jordanian government in its fight against the Palestinians; and 20,000 Islamists killed in 1982 by the elder al-Assad in Hama. The World Health Organization’s estimate of Osama bin Laden’s carnage in Iraq was already 150,000 a few years earlier. In a 2007 research, Gunnar Heinsohn from the University of Bremen and Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, found out that some 11 million Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, (0.3 percent) died during the six years of Arab war against Israel, or one out of every 315 fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.” Read more.