In yet another unbelievably hypocritical move, the United Nations General Assembly Rights Committee voted on Tuesday for a resolution which “strongly condemned” what it claims are human rights violations in Syria and laid the blame for both the atrocities committed during the course of the two year conflict and the high death toll at the feet of the Syrian government.
According to France24, the resolution passed overwhelmingly with 123 nations in favor, 13 opposed, and 46 abstentions.
The resolution "'strongly condemned' the continued widespread and systematic gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms and all violations of international humanitarian law by the Syrian authorities and the government-affiliated shabbiha militias."
In addition, the resolution came extremely close to actually blaming the Syrian government for the August 21 Ghouta chemical weapons attacks by condemning the attack for which it claims the UN inquiry provided “clear evidence that surface-to-surface rockets were fired on August 21 from government-held territory into opposition areas, using professionally made munitions containing sarin.”
Of course, the above statement is carefully worded to suggest that the Syrian government was responsible for the chemical weapons attack by virtue of its claim that such weapons were fired into the rebel-held areas. The reality, however, is quite the opposite since there was a great deal of fighting taking place in and around the very areas from which these rockets were supposedly fired, meaning that there was never any clear evidence that the Assad forces were responsible for firing them. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of the evidence surrounding the Ghouta attacks points to the death squads themselves, not the Syrian military.