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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

UN Reports 5,000/Month Killed in Syria as LA Peace Movement Waves Killer's Flag on Wilshire

Don't let anyone tell you that there are no revolutionaries worth supporting in Syria. Here are some of the Syrians I have been blogging for since Occupy LA got evicted from City Hall Park:

A message from Syrians in Kafranbel to the family of young Trayvon Martin.

In a press briefing yesterday, the United Nations reported that 5,000 people a month are being killed in Syria. At least 6,000 people flee every day in what they are calling the worst humanitarian crisis "since the Rwandan genocide almost 20 years ago."

Woman and children stand amidst the bombed-out ruins of their city

And while this conflict is complex and many-sided, there can be no doubt who is responsible for the lion's share of the destruction. Only the Assad Regime has the air force, ballistic missiles and long range artillery to do this to his cities and he has been able to do this with the acquiescence of all the world's major powers.

The war Assad has waged against his people is incredible! This is Homs today

Today is appropriately the 58th birthday of Disneyland because the US Left is living in FantasyLand as it protests "the US/NATO War Against Syria." It is not US bombs dropped from US planes that is doing this destruction, for a change, it is Russian bombs being dropped from Syrian planes.

A man stands among the ruins of Aleppo, one of the oldest cities on Earth

It is also the Assad forces that are slaughtering the children of Syria.

Syria is a country undergoing a revolution. As everyone knows, it is currently being represented by two flags in contention, the flag of the Revolution and the flag of the Assad dictatorship, so when Los Angeles "Peace Activists" wave Assad's flag on Wilshire, they should rightly be seen as supporters of what Assad is doing under the color of that flag, as illustrated above.

Los Angeles Protest against U.S./NATO & Israeli War on Syria | 11 July 2013

I think I am entirely correct to call the Left and Peace Movement generally to answer for this charge because the protest above, while very sparsely attended, was very widely supported among Left and Peace groups in the United States. Sadly, it even includes Veterans for Peace a group I had belonged to and don't like to see supporting a dictator and a mass murderer like Bashar al-Assad.

Here is a list of organizations and individuals that endorsed this Bashar al-Assad support rally. It is a shameful list:
ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism)
United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)
Arab Americans for Peace
Arab Americans for Syria - AA4S
Veterans For Peace
World Can't Wait
Syrian American Forum
International Coalition to Free the Angola 3
Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
March Forward!
KmB Pro-People Youth
Justice for Filipino American Veterans
Green Party of the United States
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC)
Revival of Panafricanism Forum
Ugnayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland)
Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL)
Socialist Action
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
Alliance for Global Justice
Campaign for Labor Rights
Nicaragua Network
Project Censored/Media Freedom Foundation
Universal African Peoples Organization
Voices for Justice in Palestine
Women Against Military Madness
Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
U.S. Peace Council
U.S. Palestinian Community Network (USPCN)
International Action Center
May 1 Workers and Immigrant Rights Coalition
Honduras Resistencia USA
The Green Shadow Cabinet
SI Solidarity with Iran
Iran Working Group VFP
Workers World Party
Progressive Democrats of America
American Party of Labor
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general
Cynthia McKinney, former Congressperson
Akbar Muhammad, International Representative, Nation of Islam
Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild
Ardeshir Ommani, President, American Iranian Friendship Committee (AIFC)
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, candidates, Green Party
Prof. Jared Ball, radio host
Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report (organization for identification purpose only)
Margaret Flowers & Kevin Zeese, PopularResistance
Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report (organization for identification purpose only)
David Swanson, RootsAction
Sami Ramadani, journalist and scholar
Jim Lafferty, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild/Los Angeles
Nada Khader, WESPAC
Ron Jacobs, journalist
Kathy Kelly
Fr. Bob Bossie, SCJ
Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival
Peoples Video Network
LEF Foundation
Community Futures Collective
Bob Carter, Justice for Palestinians, Houston (organization for identification purpose only)
ANAKBAYAN Los Angeles and San Diego
Sabah Jawad, Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation
Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC)
Kevin Akin, California State Chair, Peace and Freedom Party
Puerto Rican Alliance-LA
Habi Arts
Stop the War Machine, New Mexico
Union of Progressive Iranians
West County Toxics Coalition, Richmond, Calif.
The Dream Team 2013, RI
Teach Peace Foundation, Sacramento, Calif.
Los Angeles Peace Council
Maine Code Pink
RI Peoples Assembly
Peace and Freedom Party, Santa Cruz County
RI SOS Save Our Schools Coalition
RI Unemployed Council
Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel
Eugene E Ruyle, Peace and Freedom Party
School of the Americas Watch - LA (SOA Watch-LA)
United for Justice with Peace Coalition (Boston)
Action LA Network
Chelsea Uniting Against the War
Take Back America for the People
The St. Petersburg Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Columbus Campaign for Arms Control/For Mother Earth
Idaho Peace Coalition
Rev. Dr. Bruce Wright, Refuge Ministries
Matahari Music
Anarchy In Action, Buffalo, NY
Antiwar (dot) com
Information Bureau for Peace Work
Philly Against War
Centre for Cultural, Educational, Economics and Social Studies - India
IWW - Madison GMB
Ismael Hossein-zadeh, Professor Emeritus, Drake University
Mary & Rev. Robert Reader
Ann Arbor Coalition Against the War (AACAW)
UFAA - United Front Against Austerity
Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action
Albertine Harris, AGDA/Arab German Development Association, New Arab Organization for International Peace (organizations for identification purpose only)
Charles J. Briody, III Episcopalian human rights advocate
Dave Smith, Managing Director, Fighting Fathers Ministries
Ignacio Mendez, Mendez Political Society of Hamburg
James Thring, Founder, Ministry of Peace
Lon Eilders Sr, Bishop Visitor, Franciscans of the Holy Cross
Rev. Matthew G. Hunter, Executive Director, Community Shares of Minnesota (organization for identification purpose only)
Riad El-Taher, former chair of F.A.F. (Friendship Across Frontiers)
S. Wolf, Human Rights and Civil Liberties Advocate, Wolf 's Enterprises Human and Civil Rights Advocacy
Saab Lofton, author/activist, Share the Wealth Productions

Click here for a list of my other blogs on Syria

1 comment:

  1. My ass. Syrian opposition is indeed armed and backed by the West. We all know that now.