Monday, August 1, 2011

A Tale of Two Protests

Two protests took place on the very same day - yesterday in fact, in neighboring countries in the Middle East.

In the first protest: At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault to crush pro-democracy protests, bringing the total number of killed since the protests began to at least 1,600, with 3,000 having disappeared and more than 20,000 having been detained, according to human rights groups.

In the second protest: More than 100,000 people took to the streets to protest the spiraling costs of living. Marches and rallies took place in eleven cities across the country... The protesters chanted "the people demand social justice" and "we want justice, not charity." The government...did not react. At least not violently.

The first protest took place, of course, in Syria. The second took took place in the neighboring country of Israel.

At the United Nations? Member states of the U.N. General Assembly are busy hammering out how to slam Israel and restrict human rights like free speech at “Durban III” – the racist “anti-racism” event to be held in New York on Sept. 22.  What about the U.N's reaction to the events taking place in Syria? Two special advisers to UNSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon say there is "a serious possibility" that crimes against humanity have been committedin Syria and are continuing to take place.
Yes, that is a possibility. 
It's watching the theater of the absurd. Excepts it's taking place right before our eyes.