X-ray of a baby still in mother's womb
This is truly sickening.
Of course it isn't making the news here in the US; not a whisper from the NY or LA Times, WashPo or the netjerks. I waded through a week's worth of World News in the LA Times and there were over a half dozen stories about the violence in Syria, but not a one about the following.
From the UK Daily Mail:
The unborn children of Syrian women are the targets of a sickening war game where a shooter who murders a foetus in its mother’s womb is awarded with cigarettes, a British surgeon has revealed.The White House has issued several statements protesting the use of cigarettes as a reward for aborting unwanted, dangerous fetuses.
Dr David Nott witnessed evidence of fighters using civilians as target practice and on several occasions shooting pregnant women in the stomach, killing their unborn babies.
[...]‘One day it would be shots to the groin. The next, it would only be the left chest. The day after, we would see no chest wounds; they were all neck [wounds].’
Dr Nott told the newspaper that in his 20 years volunteering in war zones, this is the first time he had witnessed pregnant women being targeted.
He described the day two consecutive patients arrived at his clinic, heavily pregnant with their babies shot to death in their stomachs.
‘The women were all shot through the uterus, so that must have been where they were aiming for. I can’t even begin to tell you how awful it was.
'Usually, civilians are caught in the crossfire. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this. This was deliberate. It was hell beyond hell.’
First, President Obama insists that Syrian rebels impose hunter gun safety courses and a mandatory thirty day waiting period before being issued a sniper rifle.
Second, the First Lady would much rather see fresh vegetables or subscriptions to a health club used as incentives for snipers. Cigarettes, of course, are extremely hazardous to the snipers' health.