In an event held at the Atlantic Council on July 3, Stephen Rapp, the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for War Crimes and director of the Office of Global Criminal Justice, spoke about the Assad regime.

“This is solid evidence of the kind of machinery of cruel death that we haven’t seen frankly since the Nazis. If it is as it appears thus far, we’re talking about more than 10,000 individuals being killed in custody over the period from 2011 to 2013, including largely men but also some very, very young men and boys and women… It’s shocking to me, as a prosecutor—I’m used to evidence not being so strong.”

In an earlier story in Newsweek, Josh Rogin reported how Assad helped forge ISIS in Syria and elsewhere.

Not only Assad is killing systematically his own people, but he is also spreading terror in the region.

Let Assad handle ISIS.

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