Meanwhile… (UPDATED)

ChildrenMurderedinSyria

While the media salivates over the latest faux leftist outrage at the University of Missouri, while Christians express their outrage against Starbucks and their red cup campaign and while Ben Carson deals with the attention his front-runner status as a conservative garners from the press who clearly see him as a threat, things are happening in Syria that actually deserve our collective rage:

ISIS militants have lined up and shot 200 Syrian children in the latest sickening mass execution video to emerge from inside the jihadis’ territory.

Forced to lie side-by-side and with their faces in the dirt, the video shows about 200 young children stretched out in a long line to the left and right.

Behind them, at least a dozen gunmen armed with assault rifles and handguns stand poised and ready to fire.

One militant then begins firing at point blank range – shooting each child individually as he makes along the row of children.

Others beside him also open fire, mostly using their machine guns, and the area is filled with dust, obscuring much of the bloodshed. 

The video is believed to have been filmed somewhere inside Syria, where ISIS control a swathe of territory, including Raqqa, the capital of the terrorists’ self-proclaimed caliphate.

While ISIS is notorious for mass executions, there have been few reports of the militants targeting such a large group of children exclusively.

Although it lasts less than 30 seconds, almost all of the video is too graphic to broadcast unedited. It was not clear what the children were accused of in order to be sentenced to death.

More pics and a video at the link.

Dear God, have mercy on the souls of these children, and may your justice be meted out quickly on those responsible for these atrocities.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

UPDATE: The originally linked piece has changed since I initially published this piece.  The opening paragraphs now read:

A horrific ISIS video which purportedly shows 200 Syrian children being lined up and gunned by militants has been revealed to be a jihadi propaganda video from 2014.

The sickening mass execution video was posted online by an anti-ISIS activist based in Yemen and quickly started to draw condemnation from social media users shocked by the atrocities.

However the footage is believed to have filmed in late August 2014 and the victims are prisoners of war who were caught by ISIS after the jihadi group overran the Assad held Tabqa airbase in Syria.

As bad as this might still be, thank God it wasn’t in fact children being murdered.

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  • Brucehenry

    It might have been very young child soldiers, though.

  • Brucehenry

    Interesting that the outrage at Mizzou is labeled “faux, leftist” but the kooks who think that a plain red cup (as opposed to one with a snowflake or a reindeer image) is part of a War On Christmas are simply “outraged” and not “faux outraged.”

    • Bruce, I personally think the Christian angst against Starbucks is a bunch of hooey… and perhaps I should’ve used the term faux to describe it. My bottom line is that all three of the items I led with are, as a matter of perspective, faux in comparison to what’s happening in Syria.

      • Brucehenry

        I agree, then.

      • Brucehenry

        Also meanwhile, your buddy M. Soi Disant has posted an Open Thread, open, that is, to all those who agree with M. Soi Disant.

        • You must mean, as he has reminded me, my huckleberry…

          If he’d open up the thread to you and me, he’d have two commenters…

          🙂

        • Commander_Chico

          Censor Fag likes things like a meeting of the North Korean Workers’ Party. All in agreement.

          • Well… the three of us being on this thread will likely cause an uproar… if only David were to join us, I’m thinking some would officially call it a cabal…

          • As I already stated, you’re part of a trivial troika.

        • jim_m

          Man up and get over it. Yes, Rodney’s wrong on this issue, but being a pussy about it won’t help you.

          • Brucehenry

            You misunderstand me. Not whining, simply pointing out the hilarity in posting an “open thread” in which 3 commenters (out of what, maybe 12 regulars here?) are “not welcome.” What do you bet if Buster or Robertson commented there they’d be told to “go away” or to “FOAD”?

          • jim_m

            You’re whining.

          • LiberalNightmare

            The worst thing about blocking comments is listening to the victim bitch about it in other threads,

          • Sweet progtard tears.

          • Trying to understand the logic, need some help. Bruce is the pussy here for letting people know that Rodney can’t handle an opposing perspective.

            Okeydoke.

        • Closed only to the trivial troika.

        • Mr. Rice is no buddy of mine, nor am I one of his. Then again, that’s the level of factual accuracy you bring to this blog.

          • Brucehenry

            Figure of speech, genius.

          • that’s the level of factual accuracy you bring to this blog.

    • jim_m

      I agree. These are not Faux leftists by any stretch. THese are real leftists and they are pretty damned mainstream at that. The left is a bunch of whining pussies that can’t stand to hear things they don’t like and they want to put in proson anyone who says those things they cannot bear to hear.

      • Walter_Cronanty

        I just learned a term I love: “Cry-Bully.” Although written for a UK audience, this article sums up the left today very well:
        “This is the age of the Cry-Bully, a hideous hybrid of victim and victor, weeper and walloper….
        Islamism is the ultimate Cry-Bully cause; on one hand stamping around murdering anyone who doesn’ t agree with you, on the other hand yelling ‘ISLAMOPHOBIA’ in lieu of having a real adult debate about the merits of your case. Their ‘helpline’ is even called Tell Mama – bless. The British-born Islamist recently sentenced to twelve years had no problem posing with severed heads (‘Heads, kaffirs, disgusting’) and asking friends back home to send him condoms which he planned to use raping women captured as ‘war booty’ but then claimed to be having nightmares and suffering from depression in order to escape jail.”
        http://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2015/04/meet-the-cry-bully-a-hideous-hybrid-of-victim-and-victor/

      • Brucehenry

        Jim once again demonstrates he can’t fucking read. Nobody said anything about the “leftists” being fake. The assertion was that the outrage in MO was “faux.”

        Also funny that Jim claims “the left” are pussies while the “right” whines about Starbucks cups and whines that pointing out Carson says crazy and demonstrably false things is a “witch hunt.” Stored grain in the pyramids? Really?

        • jim_m

          YEs Bruce, the outrage is fake, and perhaps I wasn’t specific enough for your tiny 3rd grade educated brain to figure out that I understood that the leftists were real and that the outrage wasn’t fake but real outrage by people who are mainstream leftists. like you.

          • Brucehenry

            “YES Bruce, the outrage is fake………I understood that…..the outrage wasn’t fake but real outrage…”

            OK can’t fucking read, can’t write either.

          • Thus why I have no time for you and your ilk.

    • LiberalNightmare

      Whats really interesting about the Christmas cup story is the way that a very small group of people has been able to generate controversy by using tactics that are normally associated with the left.

      As near as I can tell, the Christmas cup “outrage” is based on a viral video describing a prank to play on Starbucks staff. and a hundred stories from left leaning newspapers complaining about it.

      That’s a pretty good media return on a very small investment.

  • Joe_Miller

    Someone should tell the precious snowflakes at Yale that the administration there has successfully insulated them from the hurtful knowledge that innocent people are being slaughtered in Syria. Oh wait. That would defeat the whole purpose, wouldn’t it?

  • iwogisdead

    ISIS is the JV team. When is the varsity game?

    • Walter_Cronanty

      Obama’s still trying to earn his letter sweater. He’ll get back to you as soon as his hair dries from Putin giving him a swirly.

      • iwogisdead

        Obama is still trying to get on the cheer squad. He’s selling raffle tickets under the bleachers.

    • Commander_Chico

      When they take Saudi Arabia.

  • LiberalNightmare

    We’ll do something about it as soon as we are done saving the world from real evils, like gender specific pro-nouns and kangaroo farts!.

  • JWH

    Even if it’s POWs rather than kids, it’s still pretty horrific. But (and I mean this seriously) is it worth risking American soldiers’ lives for?

    • Commander_Chico

      This was a problem America helped cause, by the CIA and DOD sending weapons to them through the “moderate Syrian rebels” (the unicorns).

      • WHO’S THE BUSTER

        This explains why ISIS, which numbers maybe 40,000 to 50,000 fighters is able to hold the “world” at bay; there are 7 or 8 “sides” to this conflict, Assad, the somewhat exagerrated anti-Assad forces, Jabhat al-Nusra, the Kurds, the Turks, Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq, Russia, the United States and the various countries that identify as either Sunni or Shia.

        Not exactly distinct forces in uniforms residing on either side of the Maginot Line.

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