Syria Guns Down Palestinians

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How ironic indeed that the Syrian authorities are now ensnaring the Palestinian refugees living in Syria in a triumph of murder and persecution over justice and law. The irony is not lost on Palestinian officials, who took a rare break from their constant denunciations of Israel to condemn the Syrian crackdown.

Palestine Liberation Organization Secretary General Yasser Abed Rabbo called the targeting of Palestinians and Syrians “part of the crimes against humanity.”

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said: “We urge the Syrian authorities to stop the attack on the refugee camp immediately. It is unacceptable, we cannot accept it.”

Iran’s rulers are willing to sacrifice some Palestinian lives if it means propping up their ally Assad. They view the Syrian regime and Hezbollah, Iran’s terrorist arm in Lebanon, as major instruments to help achieve their goal of destroying Israel.

Ayatolla Khamenei has been quoted by chief commander of Iran’s Basiji forces, Brig. Gen. Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, in Fars News agency, the media outlet for Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, as declaring that “Zionists are now encircled by those who are willing to wage jihad for Islam.” The loss of Syria, with possible repercussions in neighboring Lebanon now controlled by Hezbollah, would be a major blow to Khamenei’s strategy.

What is the United Nations doing while the Syrian dictatorship, with the help of Iran, goes after its own citizens, and now even Palestinian refugees, in the latest bombardments of Latakia? It is busy rewarding the aggressors. The United Nations Development Programme is actually spending nearly a million dollars, part of which is paid for by American taxpayers, to partner with the Syrian government in modernizing the Latakia port – the very same location that Assad’s forces are so busy shelling.

In sum, Palestinians are being fired upon and forced out of their homes in the same Syrian port city, under bombardment by Assad’s forces, where Iran will be funding a military base and where the United Nations is funding a modernization program. Meanwhile, the Obama administration issues toothless statements condemning the Syrian government while keeping the U.S. ambassador in Damascus and keeping the money flowing to the UN.

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  • esperantominoria

    Double Standards again.It is only when Israelis kill violent Muslims that there is widespread outrage by Leftists.Yes,Leftists have protested but not much,they are rather indifferent.
    See this documentary about Liberals and Leftists who condemn the Double Standards of the Left regarding Israeland Palestinian Terrorists
    http://www.antisharia.com/2011/06/11/documentary-

  • Chezwick_mac

    How interesting…Iran imports Arabs (Lebanese and Syrian Hezbollah) to do the dirty work of shooting down Iranian demonstrators in the streets of Tehran…and then Syria imports Iranians to shoot down Arab demonstrators in the streets of Syrian cities. Mutual cooperation, Islamic style.

  • dr.music

    When i write this i'm speaking for the rest of the planet that is not muslim and never will be .
    We read with real sadness in our hearts everyday about muslims killing muslims in small numbers.
    We are waiting for the day when they start hitting the million plus figure on a regular daily basis.
    What can we do to help them reach those daily millions of muslims killed by muslims targets?
    Shall we give them more ammo or more money ?
    Shall we print more evil korans and evil khomeini's evil green book in dirty arabic and in English and whatever language they prefer just so that muslims can kill each other more and more ?
    When will these sweet daydreams of the rest of the planet that wants to live in peace on a muslim free planet come to be real?
    When will we read the good news that all muslims have wiped themselves out in their sweet bloodlust and all the arabs are gone too ..
    Oh….when will iran bomb saudi arabia and the rest of the middle east so that it can bask in the afterglow of the 12th MADDY that they're all waiting for ?
    Oh to hear the elusive good news on a daily basis .

  • Tziona

    Nu, come on, don't you know the deaths of Palestinians only matter when Da Jooz did it!

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Headline should read “Israel Overjoyed Someone Else Has Killed Some Palestinians.”

    • stern

      Yup Flip, I know you wrote that flippantly, but y'know what? It's not far from the truth. Won't be long before the NY Times or some other mass media marvel comes up with something very similar to this.

    • stern

      Meant to add: even when the Jooz have nothing to do with Palestinian deaths, somebody like Flip the flop will find a way to blame them.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        No. I don’t think that killing people is a good thing or that Israel is responsible for atrocities other than its own. Israel has been trying to destabilize Syria though.

        • ziontruth

          "Israel has been trying to destabilize Syria though."

          We have also planted microscopic cameras into your morning cereals, but don't tell anybody, that's a secret.

          /do i really need that tag?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside
          • MixMChess

            Of course all the protesting Syrians are paid Zionist agents. I understand they are being compensated nicely with dividend checks from the Learned Elders. Syria isn't a corrupt regime that horribly oppresses human rights – Israeli propaganda is just making it seem that way.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Syria IS a corrupt regime that horribly oppresses human rights. Nevertheless, it is a fact that for reasons other than that Israel is trying to destabilize the country. Same in Eritrea. Same in Sudan.

          • MixMChess

            Yawn, more finger pointing at Israel.

            Syria has been at perpetual war with Israel. The Assad regime has threatened Israel and horribly oppresses human rights. Why wouldn't Israel try to take Assad out of power?

            Israel has had relations with Eritrea ever since they gained independence, "despite protests among Arab countries." Relations are close and Israel has no reason to destabilize the country. Israel has been trying to work with Eritrea to put down Palestinian linked Jihadist terrorists in that country.

            In Sudan Israel is trying to stop genocide and slavery inflicted by the Arabs against the non-Arabs in the south. The N Sudanese government has aligned itself with terrorists entities such as Hamas and Al Qaeda. Every moral person should be opposed to the Sudanese genocide.

            Keep playing the blame game…

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Right. Israel is not the evil country. Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, France and Norway are the evil countries.

          • MixMChess

            "Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, France and Norway are the evil countries."

            All of them except for the last two are pretty evil. You're getting better at this game.

    • ziontruth

      No, headline should read, "World Media Proves Faux-Palestinian Cause Is About Nothing But Delegitimizing Israel."

      For the sake of those deluded enough to have bought into the idea that it's about self-determination for some nation. They're not a nation but part of a nation that already has self-determination way beyond what a nation deserves (the Arab nation), and it's about taking away the self-determination of the Jewish nation.

      But I don't expect Flippy to understand that. He got flipped on the side of his head long ago and hasn't been able to think straight ever since.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        I understand perfectly well that the Ben Gurion Periphery Strategy has failed and Israel is more afraid than ever of Pan-Arabism.

        • MixMChess

          Pan-Arabism doesn't even exist, the Arab dictators are all in it for themselves. Of course, Israel has long been a handy target to rally the people no matter which way they go.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            A lot of things seem to "not exist" when talking to a Zionist. Whole peoples don't even exist. I have a question: International disgust with Israel, does it exist or not? According to Aaron Klein, even the President is disgusted with Israel. Even half of American Jews are disgusted with Israel, and that's a quarter of all Jews in the world.

          • MixMChess

            "Even half of American Jews are disgusted with Israel, and that's a quarter of all Jews in the world."

            Wrong, an AJC report confirms that over 74% of Jews strongly support Israel and over 94% support Israel's right to exist. Nice try though.

            An even better question is, Palestinian xenophobia and hatred, does it exist or not?

    • MixMChess

      Why would Israel be overjoyed when Israel is responsible for the exponential growth of the Palestinian population? Sorry, the facts prove your logic bunk. :-(

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        Do you really think anyone believes Israel is successfully cultivating a crop of Palestinians or growing them like an investment?

        • MixMChess

          Um, in Gaza, the Palestinian population increased from 731,000 in July 1994 to 1,324,991 in 2004, an increase over 80%. The Palestinian growth rate in Gaza was 3.8%, one of the highest in the world. This is a direct result of improvements in income and health services made by Israel.

  • davarino

    You were waiting for proof of the double standard? Well here it is, plain and simple.

  • Mark Rogers

    The news that the Iranians are supplying the Syrians and that this is to be consolidated at the airbase of Latakia, which is on the coast, puts the ruling Egyptian Military Council's decision to allow two Iranian warships passage through the Suez Canal, en route to join the Syrian navey, all the more disturbing: Mubarak consistently denied the Iranian navy passage in the Canal.

  • Cynic

    Why do people ask what the UN or their idiotic politicians do or say about Syria when the media has basically been unspoken on the killings there?
    Why isn’t the media screaming its head off about the “human rights” abuses etc?
    Syrians killing Palestinians isn’t news in the bigoted hypocritical world of Journalism and politics.

  • scum

    Joseph Klein hasn't read the news lately. There's been global concern about Syria's slaughter of innocents. The U.S. has now officially urged Al-Assad to 'retire' and is implementing a fairly tough series of sanctions. Of course, Obama is caught between a rock and a hard place: When he 'gets tough' on civilian massacres, as in Tripoli, he's quickly attacked by the RIght and FPM in particular. No doubt if he gets tougher on Syria, you'll see posts here attacking him once again. Hypocrisy reigns supreme.

    • ziontruth

      "When he 'gets tough' on civilian massacres, as in Tripoli, he's quickly attacked by the RIght and FPM in particular. No doubt if he gets tougher on Syria, you'll see posts here attacking him once again. Hypocrisy reigns supreme."

      Not hypocrisy, just the recognition that, as far as any country with a Muslim majority is concerned, there's no chance for improvement. You get to pick your poison in a choice between brutal, repressive semi-secular dictators and equally brutal and repressive Islamic theocrats.

      After the fall to Islamic darkness of what used to be the Muslim world's best hope for modernity and moderation, Turkey, I now hold that no good could ever come from the Muslim world. They bring the desert with them, both spiritually and then later physically, wherever they come to reside. Their hell-hole states serve to advance not any facet of human progress, but only the imperialistic agenda of jihad.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        You’re funny. You can tell which Zionists are Communists by how they talk.

  • T.P. Munrab

    I'm organizing a flotilla to Latakia, Syria, leaving from Izmir, Turkey in two days.
    All donations in support should be directed to Front Page Magazine.

  • Ghostwriter

    Gee,what a suprise!! Iran and Syria killing Palestinians. Maybe if Assad and his pals in Iran were gone,the Middle East might actually have some peace.

  • steven l

    Muslims and the rest of humanity live in different worlds.
    We on Earth until we die. They (Muslims) as soon as possible in Heaven with the virgins.

    This is a fundamental paradox!

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    No, I am saddened that Israel thinks more atrocity justifies their atrocity.

  • MixMChess

    Israel has never inflicted any "atrocity." Its too bad that you try to defend terrorist murderers and troll on every thread to attack tiny little Israel. I guess its a slow day in the Aryan Nations compound?

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Oh yes. Bulldozing a entire section of the world and its inhabitants. Nothing atrocious about that. An 8 to 1 kill ratio is not an atrocity. It is a sign of Israel's poor tininess.

  • MixMChess

    "Bulldozing a entire section of the world and its inhabitants."

    Israel only bulldozes terrorist smuggling tunnels and the homes of terrorists. I wasn't aware that it was considered atrocious to prevent murder and punish terrorists.

    "An 8 to 1 kill ratio is not an atrocity."

    The Israeli army has one of the strictest rules of engagement of any country in the world and does NOT target civilians. Which side has more casualties has NOTHING to do with who initiates and perpetuates the violence. More Palestinians than Israelis have been killed largely because Israel has managed to thwart most Palestinian terrorist attacks. If Israel reduced its vigilance and its anti-terrorism tactics, Israeli casualties WOULD FAR SURPASS those of Palestinians. The fact that the Palestinian Authority and terrorist groups have not succeeded in killing more Israelis does not mean they have not consistently tried to do so. For example, there were over 30,000 attempted terrorist attacks in the first three years of the Intifada ALONE.

    Look no further than the statistics from the 2009 Gaza War. Even according to the anti-Israel UN, over 85% of the Palestinian casualties were Hamas operatives. Israel did more than any other Western democracy has ever done to keep the ratio of civilian to combatant deaths low.

    For example, during NATO’s two-month military operation in Kosovo in 1999, over 67% of fatalities were civilians. No NATO forces were killed and NATO deemed the operation a great success.