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Millions of Syrians are displaced. Humanitarian crisis conditions exist. She partly admits insurgent responsibility. Overwhelmingly she points fingers the wrong way.

"Cities, towns and villages have been, and are continuing to be, devastated by aerial attacks, shelling, tank fire, bomb attacks and street-to-street fighting," she said.

She blames Assad for "massive scale" killing. She ignores what most needs explaining. Conflict would stop straightaway if Washington called off its dogs.

The obvious goes unmentioned. Self-defense is called aggression. Truth is turned on its head. She blames Security Council inaction. So far, Russia and China alone prevented full-scale NATO intervention.

Libya 2.0 hasn't happened. In early 2013, it looms. Security Council authorization will be circumvented. NATO intervened belligerently against Yugoslavia without it. Imperial powers spurn rule of law principles. 

So do reliable human rights partners. Pillay practically begs for intervention. "Where is the international community," she asks? "Why aren't (world leaders) acting to stop this slaughter?"

Current body counts will pale compared to numbers if NATO intervenes. Hundreds of thousands could die. Multiples more could be injured and displaced. Pillay mindlessly ignores what she should deplore.

On January 2, Press TV headlined "Foreign-backed militants attack hospital in Damascus countryside," saying:

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Harasta Hospital was targeted. Casualties and damage isn't known.

"There are also reports of fresh clashes between the two sides in some other parts of the country, including the northern city of Idlib, where the government forces confronted militants near the Taftanaz military airport."

Insurgents attacked Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp before. On January 1, they did again. At least 10 deaths were reported. A car bomb injured many more. Foreign terrorists bear full responsibility.

"According to sources inside Yarmouk, there were also deadly clashes between members of the terrorist Free Syrian Army and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front inside the camp. Armed men affiliated to the al-Nusra Front have reportedly killed a number of Palestinian civilians there."

Thierry Meyssan says "reality on the ground has turned around completely." Free Syrian Army (FSA) elements are being routed.

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"The truth is that on the ground the upper hand is held by the Syrian government. The military situation has been reversed."

French reports stopped mentioning "liberated zones." They're steadily shrinking. Disreputable Salafists and other Islamofacists hold fewer areas.

FSA fighters have no popular support. Extremist elements are hated. Meyssan believes strategically "the war is already over." The fullness of time will have final say.

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