Washington must reassess its role, says The Times. Without saying so, endorsing more war creeps closer.
Washington Post is similar. On August 27, its editorial headlined "Syria's escalating slaughter," saying:
"EVIDENCE IS emerging of yet another horrific massacre by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, this time in the suburbs of Damascus."
Western-recruited death squads were responsible. Russia Today reported people killed by sniper fire. Others were shot "execution-style in house-to-house raids." Gruesome video footage aired on Syrian television.
Assad condemned the killings. He denied responsibility. Syria's Ath-Thawra newspaper said government forces "cleared the town of Daraya of the remnants of armed terrorist groups which committed crimes that traumatized (its residents) and destroyed public and private property."
Activists and independent observers blame insurgents, not Assad. Residents welcome Syrian forces when they're routed. Previous massacres and this one bear similar fingerprints. No ambiguity prevents knowing who's responsible.
The Post's Editorial Board lied. It wants war. It calls less aggressive action "morally bankrupt." It feeds readers similar opinions on Iran. It won't likely stop until the entire region and beyond is embroiled.
Perhaps a few million more corpses will satiate its appetite. The Times and other media sources also want blood. Apologies won't follow later evidence proving what they endorsed was wrong. Scoundrels don't admit errors or say they're sorry.
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