And Why Is Obama The New Clinton?
The world has been watching as "The Nero of Damascus" plummets Syria into the abyss of Hell itself. The inferno has been glowing hot red for some time now and yet we do nothing. Helpless innocent people have been screaming,the gnashing and moaning growing with every passing day, and yet we do nothing. Blood has been pouring out in amounts beyond measure and still we do nothing. But why?
During the Bosnian Genocide the world waited for the "tragedy" to burn itself out. Clinton's administration in the White House used its same method it would use with Rwanda... Clinton ordered that nobody use the word "Genocide". And this allowed the United States to set idle on the sidelines with the rest of the world. The only difference between Syria and Bosnia?
That is where things become foggy.
Syria appears to the world to be burning on the basis of politics. Race, religion, and creed don't play the important role of "cause" and have little to do with the "effect" of the butcher's response. In Syria we are watching as the social and political reforms that Muslims throughout the Middle East demanded back during the "Arab Spring" are being put to the sword. We are watching Bashar Assad's regime attempt to crush the people they were expected to govern (peacefully).
Bosnia was a clear attempt on the Serbians' side to kill off the Muslims and gain "lebensraum". The goal of Serbia was to "eliminate in part or in whole" a given ethnicity and religious group. By simply being affiliated with the Muslim Bosnians you became the target during Serbia's aggression.
In the Balkans the United States knew that the attacks were not "civil war". We watched as Serbia established concentration camps and "killing fields". Yet we did nothing to stop it. Instead we decided it was our duty to disarm the Bosnians and to restrict any access they might have to them. In a way, the United States helped the Serbs to commit genocide in our "good intentions".
With Syria we have a good idea what is going on within its blacked out borders. Heavy weapons continue to be moved into civilian areas as the brutal regime continues to slaughter all "opposition". Assad seems to be attempting to bleed the will of his people and subvert any future plans or perceived threats to his absolute control. The West sets idle on the sidelines just as we did in Rwanda and Bosnia. We do not dare tiptoe into the minefield. We don't shutdown the airspace over Syria. We don't bomb its military's fuel supplies or truck depots. We simply pay lip service to the dieing as we watch comfortably in our lazy-boys.
So what are the similarities here?
The United States and the United Nations are remaining silent. We are doing nothing. Instead we here in the United States have another President who has ordered his administration to avoid the use of the words "Genocide" or "Crimes against Humanity". Barack Obama knows the weight these words carry in law and morality. That is why the news in the West avoids any real descriptions or accounts of the crimes being committed in Syria. They definitely do not want you to see video like this one...
The man being tortured to death in this video is saying "There is no G-d but G-d (Allah)". In doing this he is attempting to clear his name and show that he is a devout and faithful Muslim. His tormenters are replying "No, you say... There is no G-d but Assad". Thus showing the world just how Bashar views himself.
No one should ever have to see this, suffer this, or turn their backs when they witness this. Yet like in Bosnia, when we watched the Serbs slaughter Muslims, we as a nation and a world community are turning our eyes away. May G-d forgive us.
A few more first hand accounts from just the last two days.
Syria - Assad Army Mortars Pound Al Qosour in Homs, putting buildings on fire on April 26, 2012
Chaos in the streets of Douma as the Depraved Diabolical Dictator Bashar Assad orders his Army to lay waste to the city, bombing houses and cars and wounding and killing scores of local residents while arresting and dragging off hundreds of suspected pro Democracy activists. - April 25, 2012
Contains Graphic Images - Documentary Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity Committed by Syria Dictator Bashar Assad and his Alawite and Shiite Army as they Perpetrate Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide against the Sunni Majority Civilian population of Syria - This video was filmed in the city of Khan Sheikhoun on April 25, 2012 after these women were massacred, along with a number of others, by the Assad Alawite and Shiite Loyalist forces.
Syria - Explosions and Gunfire rock Douma as Dictator Assad attacks this town and as he makes a fool out of the idiots at the United Nations who actually believed he would ever honor any ceasefire pledge. Assad is a Con Artist Serial Killer in a Fancy Suit with a Trophy Wife and a disarming Gay Lisp who has slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent Syrian civilians in the most horrible ways imaginable.
Sources Used (note not all sources are listed)
Arab News (arabnews.com)
Voice of America (voanews.com)
Souria2011archives Channel on Youtube
The Miami Herald (miamiherald.com)
The Daily Mail (dailymail.co.uk)