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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Syrians Are Dying. World Turns Its Back

I remember reading the book "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda " and finding it incredulous that with all the information readily available that a genocide was imminent that the world, including the United States sat back and allowed close to 1 million people to die by stick, stone and fire at the hands of their fellow countrymen. Sure a host of the world's government officials later on when the coast was clear expressed regret and sorrow for what happened, but that did nothing to comfort the pregnant women who were disemboweled and their babies who were bayoneted, or the many who were packed into churches side by side with their children and forced to watch them die as the marauders set the building aflame. A similar scene is occurring right now in Syria, and like Rwanda the world's governments are well aware of what's going on but don't have the guts to step in to do something about it. Close to 70,000 Syrians have died since the uprising. Many of the country's population now lives in constant fear of being killed. Hundreds of thousands are starving, and, incredibly both sides, rebel and government sources are jailing, firing on and in some instances killing International Red Cross Workers partners in the area, The Syrian Arab Red Crescent, the only people with balls enough to do something to try to help the Syrian people. So today I say SHAME on the governments of this world who are standing around genuflecting to such entities as the world markets, IMF and WHO while the people of Syria die alone and like dogs. And as for those that are firing on International Red Cross workers, you are a bunch of cowardly scumbags that deserve not an ounce of pity when the time comes for you to answer for you actions