Delusion, or Truth?: The pejorative view on the Houla Massacre
By: Oscar Chi
Depiction by Emad Hajjaj, (In Arabic the word Houla, which is the name of the Syrian town where the massacre took place, also means cross-eyed)
As most of us would know, the Houla massacre that took place in Syria on May 25 will be another instance where justice, equality, and human rights are disregarded. Much like the Rwanda Genocide, this event has targeted innocent civilians.
So far, there are at least 108 people dead where children and women were the main targets. Where of course, the goal was to overthrow the existing government and to get NATO’s attention. For obvious reasons, much like the ones that will be introduced in this post, NATO simply does not want to get involved in such a complex matter.
Today, I will not be talking about why they did this, but rather, how misunderstood we are as bystanders to this event.