This biggest news this weekend has been out of the village of Tremseh, in Hama Province, where claims of a massacre by the regime and “pro-govt militias” has been solidly discredited, with the death toll dramatically lower than what was claimed and all but a handful of the dead combatants.
Which ruins the story of war enthusiasts, who within moments were calling the deaths a “massacre” and were citing it as proof of the need for an immediate regime change, installing the rebels in place of the regime.
Or at least you’d think so, but despite the massacre having been discredited, stories of a “terrible bloodbath” continue to be pumped out, as do calls for using Tremseh as a justification for intervention.
The news that the “massacre” didn’t happen appears to have been entirely lost on Turkish Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan, who is still railing on about it and calling it “genocide” and vowing to see Assad “pay” for it.
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