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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Rupert Colville
The U.N.'s human rights office said Tuesday that most of the 108 victims of a chilling massacre in Syria last week were shot at close range, some of them women and children who were gunned down in their homes.
A U.N. spokesman on Thursday said 34 people were killed in an Iraqi army raid last week on a camp of Iranian exiles and the bodies of 28 are still at Camp Ashraf.
Thirty-four Iranian exiles were killed when Iraqi soldiers stormed Camp Ashraf last week, a U.N. spokesman said Thursday in the first independent death toll of the raid that has drawn sharp rebukes from Baghdad's Western allies.
"I don't know if I would characterize it as ethnic cleansing but clearly the situation which wasn't entirely along religious lines initially increasingly has become very much so," he said.
"Particularly worrying is the climate of complete impunity in the country, illustrated most glaringly by public statements from anti-Balaka elements claiming responsibility for the crimes and murders they have committed," he said. "Such brazen admissions are furthering the culture of impunity and encouraging more people to resort to violence."