Is Syria’s government using children as shields for its military personnel? Says who? Says Radhika Coomaraswamy for the Pentagon and the UN that’s who.

Every day there is some new atrocity the Syrian government of Bashar Assad is accused of, reported in the pro-USG, pro-Pentagon corporate media. Here, for example, is the latest item of this propaganda from the LA Times… Syrian children tortured, used as human shields, U.N. report finds.

What seems to lend this report some credibility, is that it comes from an agency of the United Nations and a report from this UN agency titled ’52 Parties on Secretary-General’s List of Shame on Children and Armed Conflict’. However, when we actually read what is written about these FIFTY PLUS violators of human rights of children, we see that only 2 parties are highlighted in the abbreviated report, those being Assad’s Syria and the other being those Afghans fighting for the liberation of their country from US-NATO occupation! We are left only to guess whether perhaps somehow, that the UN mentioned the US drone attacks that have killed hundreds of children somewhere in the larger report? We rather think that NO, they didn’t. Why? Because the UN has been made into nothing more than a stooge supporting all US aggressions around the globe. And in fact, following further links we discover that there is no mention of any US military and US military allied forces harming children! NOWHERE.

Even the UN agency’s assertion that Syrian troops were using children as shields is pretty suspect. It includes items such as that the Syrian military has had soldiers inside schools and has had some of these troops use school busses during armed exchanges with foreign backed terrorists. If our US cities were under foreign backed attacks, we could imagine US police and military doing much the same. That hardly constitutes ‘using children as human shields’, a propaganda way of listing that makes effort to picture Assad as human monster being fought by lovely saints backed by the UN and the US, not to mention Western Europe and Israel, which was know to plant huge quantities of land mines all over Lebanon quite recently, assisted by US government political support and UN inaction.

So who is head of the US commission that is lending its voice to accusing Assad of criminal activity? Why it is a woman who rubber stamped Sri Lankan atrocities against its Tamil minority, including horrors directed at hundreds of thousands of children through the many years! Her name is Radhika Coomaraswamy

Notice in the wikipedia bio where she got her education… ‘She is a graduate of the United Nations International School in New York City. She received her B.A. from Yale University, her J.D. from Columbia University, an LLM from Harvard University and honorary PhDs from Amherst College, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Essex and the CUNY School of Law.’ Certainly nothing of the Chinese or Russian about this woman!

Notice, too, that ‘Ms. Coomaraswamy, a lawyer by training and formerly the Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission’ and ‘The President of Sri Lanka conferred on her the title of Deshamanya, a prestigious national honour.’ Did she earn these accolades by actually protecting Tamil children from her patrons, the Sinhalese led Sri Lankan government and military? Ask the Tamil community how well she went about her job of ‘protecting children’ while working for the Sri Lankan government and later the UN? Weren’t thousands upon thousands of children killed, and starved half to death?

Here now is our Ms. Coomaraswamy AFTER the death and mayhem delivered onto the Tamil children by the Sinhalese war upon their parents.,,,

‘Sri Lanka has been removed from the ‘list of shame’ in UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s annual report on children and armed conflict during 2011.

U.N. special representative for children and armed conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy speaking on the omission stated that the removal came after Sri Lanka’s successful completion of Security Council-mandated action plans to end the recruitment and use of children. During the war both the LTTE and the TMVP were in the UN ‘list of shame’. However with the end of the war and the military defeat of the LTTE as well as the TMVP working with UNICEF to release all child recruits, both the LTTE and TMVP were no more on the list.’

Simple as that, I guess? So now Radhika Coomaraswamy has a new job ‘protecting’ yet more children once again… the children of Syria who she proposes not to protect from Uncle Sam and his mercenaries, but Bashar Assad. How sweet of her indeed.

Around 300,000 Tamil were rounded up and left starved in Sinhalese concentration camps during the time when Radhika Coomaraswamy was the UN’s special representative on children and armed conflict. Many of those were children and she and the United Nations did little to nothing for them. Did Coomaraswamy really care about those kids who were from her very same ethnic group? Or is she just a career politician who sells herself out to the highest bidder?

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