February 1, 2013

Morality Fails to Save Slaughtered Syrians

Alan Philps, The National

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The discovery of the handcuffed bodies of more than 100 young men in a canal in Aleppo has ratcheted up calls for outside powers to act to stop the unrelenting violence in Syria. Although the circumstances of the mass murder are unclear, the opposition Syrian National Coalition has denounced the "extreme complacency" of most countries towards "the perpetrators of genocide".

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