Monday, July 28, 2014
War Crimes in the Middle East
At the risk of opening up a can of worms, I'd like to weigh in on the tragedy in the Fertile Crescent.
Oh, not the Hamas-Israeli conflict. That can of worms that has already gone putrid from all the Facebook rhetoric.
Besides, as an unrepentant Zionist, or as one unfriended, unglued former colleague called me, a ZioNazi, I'm pretty sure you know where I stand on that issue.
What you might not know is that I cringe every time I hear or read about civilian deaths, or even military deaths, on either side of the warring parties.
I, and I guarantee you 99.9% of my fellow members of the tribe, are not driven by blood lust. And would like nothing more than to see a lasting peace between Palestinians and Israel. Not unlike the peace treaties Israel has willingly negotiated with Egypt. Or Jordan. Hamas, it seems, is not interested in peace.
However I am outraged.
And apparently I am alone on this, about what has transpired and continues to transpire just a few hundred miles north of Gaza.
There, Bashar Assad has exiled millions of Syrians and sent 150,000 of his fellow Muslim countrymen to their graves. By the way, that number is not some trumped up figure by the Jew-run media, that comes straight from Al-Jazeera.
That number includes 8,000, say it with me, EIGHT THOUSAND, innocent children.
I'm not going to stoop to some kind of grisly scoreboard, you can check the statistics on line.
But I will say this, the numbers are staggering.
The world's silence, even more so.
As if what were happening in Syria were not enough, the surging group of ISIS militants, hellbent on establishing an Apartheid Caliphate have been strafing across Iraq, forcing conversions, labeling apostates, murdering thousands and crucifying anyone who stands in the way of their personal Fourth Reich.
Where is the outrage?
Where are the flag-burning protests by the angry masses?
Where are the emergency sessions of the UN?
Where are the random attacks on Syrians, or people of Syrian descent, living in other countries?
Where are the vitriolic Facebook rants that so eloquently detail the senseless butchery of innocent people?
The moral hypocrisy is outrageous.
In the words of the apologists who cannot see that Hamas is Al Qeada is Taliban is Boko Haram is Hezbollah, you could say it's downright "disproportionate."