Footage released from anti-government forces show the killing and mutilating of Sunni Muslim rebels by the Shiite Muslim forces of President Bashar al-Assad. The videos show people being shot, unborn babies being cut out of their mother’s wombs, and soldiers cutting out organs of enemies in order to take a bite out it as a sign of their intense devotion to their cause.
This past week forces supporting President al-Assad in the bloody civil war went from house to house killing entire families including women and children of all ages.
Supporters of the government are calling the killings “cleansings” claiming that peace can only happen when the Sunnis are removed from Syria. Christians in the area have been helping Sunni families find shelter and even escape the country.
On May 2 security forces raided a small town called Bayda. During the raid soldiers once again went door to door separating the men and boys 10 and older from the women and younger children. The men were beaten to death or shot while the women were placed under massive house arrest. About 100 women awaited their fate an order was given by the military commander to kill all of them to which a guard was reported to have said, “Don’t be rash! Take a breath.” The women were spared… the men and boys were not as lucky.
With hundreds of bodies littering the streets of many villages and towns, citizens in Syria are wondering when the world will take some real action in stopping the mass killings of innocent civilians. Thus far bold words from President Obama and the United Nations have done nothing to detour President al-Assad from continuing his campaign of torture and murder.
At what point will the world take some real action to help the people of Syria? I guess we will just have to wait and see.