Where’s the Flotilla to Syria?
Israel lives in a tough neighborhood – just recently in Syria security forces shot and killed 12 factory workers returning home from work in a bus near the town of Qusayr, marking the third massacre reported from Syria in the last week — including the execution-style murder of 13 men near the eastern city of Deir Elzour and the house-to-house killings of 108 people, mostly children and women, in the township of Houla in Homs province.
There’s been an uprising against President Bashar Assad for the better part of a year – and the silence has been absolutely deafening from the many supposedly concerned about peace in the Middle East and human rights organizations. We have heard so much about the desperate need for “aid” flotillas to the poor people of Gaza – but where are those organizations today? The great peace folks of the Middle East, including Peter Beinart – where are you?
Such silence even though so many have been butchered? Could one imagine the media and Public Relations outcry if the IDF fired upon a funeral? There’s a sickening double standard against Israel – and a complete lack of understanding of the barbarians which surround Israel.
A simple Google search for “Syrian flotilla” will show that an Iranian flotilla arrived that is providing training to Iran’s navy, as joint training exercises have been conducted between Iran and Syria. A large Russian naval flotilla was also stationed in a Syrian port last month as a show of solidarity by Russia to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.
An interesting article was written by Farid al-Ghadry, the Syrian-born co-founder and president of the United States-based Reform Party of Syria, a party lobbying for regime change in Syria. The article can be found at: http://ghadry.com/2011/04/24/where-is-your-syrian-humanitarian-flotilla-erdogan and asks: “Where is your Syrian Humanitarian Flotilla Erdogan?” – In a blog dated April 24, 2011, Ghadry says:
It is unconscionable to think that people are dropping like flies on Syrian streets, the injured are hiding in private homes to avoid capture or cold-blooded murder, the funeral processions are being shot at with many killed at a time they bereave the dead, the detained are tortured and many die and are buried in mass graves, yet the international community seems only willing to extend words of comfort.
Where is your conscience people? It’s Easter Sunday for heaven’s sake. Then comes Erdogan who thinks Gaza is tragic with its people under siege and tyranny while Syrians, under his buddy Assad, enjoy comfort and freedom. Where is your humanitarian flotilla to Syria Erdogan? Our injured, attacked by the snipers of your dear friend Assad, cannot go to hospitals for fear of being either killed on the spot or arrested to die under torture. Or does that not fit with your understanding of what a human tragedy is? Are Gazans better people than Syrians? Is Assad too dear a friend for you to bother?
And where are the Hamas Palestinians who seem to forget everyone else’s tragedy except their own? Where are their voices? Never expect Syrians to come to your aid again. When elections come, we will make the MB in Syriapay for your silence. And where is King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia? What kind of leader is governing over Makah and Medina who is afraid of his own shadow?
Where are the young tiger Princes of al-Saud to overthrow everyone over 80 who clings to power like a sick patient clings to oxygen? Have you become too comfortable for your own good? Wake-up Bandar bin Sultan. This is your time. Where are all the Arab leaders and the Arab League? The cowards hosting dinners to celebrate their fat bank accounts while our people die in front of their eyes?
This Revolution is for all ages and against any Arab and non-Arab oppressor in the region. This Revolution is against Assad, the Mullahs of Iran, and the hapless King of Saudi Arabia.
This Revolution is against the bigotry of Hizbullah giving aid to kill Syrians and the barbaric IRGC training Assad on how to maximize death.
One wonders if they can kill their own people like this – what would they do to Jews? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Peter Beinart, Jeremy Ben-Ami and these folks took a flotilla to Syria?
Ronn Torossian is the President & CEO of New York-based 5W Public Relations (www.5wpr.com), a top 25 US PR Agency. As CEO of 5WPR, he is a past semi-finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and was named to PR Week’s “40 Under 40″ List and Advertising Age’s “40 Under 40″ list. His Amazon best-selling PR book, For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations, was released in October 2011 and is available at bookstores nationwide. Residing on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Ronn Torossian is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and an active philanthropist including serving as a board member of numerous non-profit organizations.