AND IN THE REAL WORLD – AT 11:20 A.M. ET: It is ironic, and sickening, that this is occurring just as representatives of the "non-aligned" movement gather in Tehran, Iran, for a conference. Iran is one of the chief backers of the Assad regime in Syria. From Fox:
Syria opposition activists say President Bashar Assad's forces were responsible for a massacre in the town of Daraya, west of Damascus, as human rights groups report seeing bodies lying in the streets.
As many as 200 people, including women and children, were reportedly killed by regime forces, according to a Reuters report, which cited opposition activists. The British-based activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 32 people were found killed by "gunfire and summary executions."
FoxNews.com is unable to independently verify these accounts.
Video footage obtained by Reuters reportedly shows bodies with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to the head and chest at a mosque in Daraya.
Syria's official state news agency reportedly said regime forces had "cleansed" the town of "armed terrorist groups."
Britain has condemned the reported "brutal massacre."
Activists say more than 20,000 people have died in 17 months of fighting in Syria, as an uprising that started with peaceful protests against Assad's rule has morphed into a civil war.
COMMENT: Please note the utter indifference of the Western left, which went hysterical when a minor prison scandal caused by some American soldiers was uncovered (by the U.S. Army) in Iraq.
August 26, 2012