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Democracies and their undemocratic allies

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 13, 2012 at 18:38

"Wounded Syria is still bleeding day after day, and the butcher (Bashar Assad) isn't deterred and doesn't stop,..However, the resistance of our people in Syria is escalating and growing despite all the pains, sacrifices and blood."

The above phrase doesn't come from a studied speech by Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton but from a guy called al-Zawahri who judging by his speeches alone needs to be recognized as a humanist and a defender of human rights on a par with any western politician. Interestingly enough, with the two prominent ladies he also shares a plan to put an end to Syria's "pernicious, cancerous regime". So here the ladies can rely on a potent and useful ally, whose services proved invaluable during the days of transplanting "democracy" to Libya, in their idealistic battle for Syria's democratic change.

"We are going through scary days and unfortunately what happened at the United Nations is absolutely regrettable".

Also these words don't belong to any high or low level US officials but to the Saudi despotic ruler Abdullah. It is thanks to him that "the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, of which Saudi Arabia is the largest member, expelled Syrian ambassadors from their capitals and recalled their own ambassadors from Damascus to protest what they called the "mass slaughter" of civilians in Homs and elsewhere by Mr. Assad's forces." So our ladies have got another important ally who after drowning protests in his own medieval kingdom in blood is now offering his useful democratic ideas and huge resources to help "democratize" Syria.

"The process that unfolded at the United Nations is a fiasco for the civilised world...We cannot remain silent on what is happening in Syria and we cannot turn our backs on the Syrian people ...Giving an oppressor a license to kill is unacceptable ...Those responsible for Hama were not held accountable but those responsible for Homs will be sooner or later be called to account for what they did. … Those who follow the path of their fathers will certainly get what they deserve".

These heartfelt words in turn come from no smaller friend and advocate of democracy, human rights and a great expert on genocides and history than professional imam and Prime Minister of Turkey in one person Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After terrorizing and pacifying Kurdistan he itches to carry out another "peaceful" operation à la turque stretching a helping hand full of arms and ammunition across the Syrian border to the so called "rebels" and if need be bringing "democracy" there on Turkish bayonets which once upon a time so successfully transported Turkish "democracy" on US-made tanks, planes and napalm bombs to northern Cyprus.

I am quite confident that this fine coalition of the willing which is in the making and consists of such strategic partners as the US, al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf despots and the Turkish warlords will achieve their common objective which seems to be next to Talibanization of Syria the expulsion of the Russians from the Tartus naval base and establishing a permanent state of chaos with the Green Banner of jihad and the Stars and Stripes fluttering side by side.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
revolutions have nothing to do with democracy [235 words]calhouniteApr 10, 2012 10:11195050
Disband this money sucking monstrosity [104 words]danariFeb 23, 2012 00:42193574
Americans the British and the UN [1349 words]Martin HoranMay 31, 2012 08:31193574
The toothless U.N. [68 words]saraFeb 14, 2012 18:53193374
8Democracies and their undemocratic allies [524 words]IanusFeb 13, 2012 18:38193356
American Democracy Can No Longer Be Exported - Cannot Export What One Does Not Have [561 words]M. ToveyFeb 16, 2012 14:30193356
3When you can't export democracy because you don't have it,then you export what you have, e.g. oligarchy or Wahhabism [519 words]IanusFeb 17, 2012 16:07193356
A Rebuttal [394 words]Pied PiperFeb 25, 2012 18:00193356
2A rebuttal of the rebuttal [1095 words]IanusFeb 25, 2012 19:48193356
The Battle of the Rebuttals [519 words]Pied PiperMar 3, 2012 16:43193356
2How many witches have been recently beheaded in the US ? [551 words]IanusMar 4, 2012 06:44193356
Ibi Erit Fletus et Stridor Dentium [135 words]Pied PiperMar 6, 2012 12:53193356
2Malleus maleficarum Arabicus [646 words]IanusMar 6, 2012 23:14193356
Cutting One's Teeth on Biblical Translations [208 words]M. ToveyMar 8, 2012 17:36193356
Ego Sum Princeps Arabicus et Super Grammaticam [191 words]Pied PiperMar 11, 2012 16:05193356
So - Not in Latin Then [681 words]M. ToveyMar 12, 2012 19:09193356
1Manipulating the U. N. is Unconstitutional [886 words]M. ToveyFeb 13, 2012 12:03193351
Thanks for source of UN power and Question [105 words]Dr Bryan PoulinFeb 10, 2012 14:05193278
2We cannot put Sanctity of All Lives on the back burner in the U.N. [65 words]Michael Hanni MorcosFeb 11, 2012 23:14193278
Toothless [316 words]AEBFeb 10, 2012 14:04193277
permanent organizations and UN authority [127 words]mythFeb 9, 2012 12:56193251
4Won't "an organization of only democratically-elected governments" be the accuser,the judge and the executioner in one person? [568 words]IanusFeb 9, 2012 11:42193248
Follow that Light [40 words]Jay1Feb 8, 2012 19:58193228
That Light? It Needs to be Relit First. [370 words]M. ToveyFeb 9, 2012 18:52193228
2The UN a shameful organization [495 words]NuritGFeb 8, 2012 16:43193219
Hey UN.Go away already. [94 words]batya daganFeb 8, 2012 16:39193218
A man can always turn around if he finds he's gone in the wrong direction. [1 words]Abu NudnikFeb 8, 2012 11:18193202
UN power goals [105 words]lily flacksFeb 8, 2012 05:30193193
2How many times did George H W Bush utter the phrase 'new world order'? Too many, but few had a clue.... [39 words]Adina Kutnicki, IsraelFeb 8, 2012 05:25193192
an observation [293 words]Peter HerzFeb 18, 2012 22:44193192

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