Russian Numbers are Fake
By Micah Halpern
Friday October 5, 2018
I've Been Thinking:
Business Week wrote an insightful piece about the implausibility and total fabrication of Russian numbers - specifically, about the numbers of deaths in Syria.
Russia claims to have killed 85,000 terrorists and not a single civilian. Not one. They also say that they lost 112 Russian lives.
Independent monitors have very different numbers.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a London based group, has been the eyes and ears of the West within Syria. Everything we know about the happenings inside Syria is because of these brave people.
According to SOHR reports, Russian air strikes have killed 18,000 people - and of those, 8,000 have been civilians.
How does SOHR count? They use local witnesses and contacts. Sometimes they have staff in place. And, after the fact, they always go to the area and interview survivors.
SOHR might not be completely accurate, but at the least they provide us with a good and educated guess.
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