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Thursday, April 07, 2005

The "opposition's" honeymoon with myths

In addition to 99.9% of the Shi'a, many Druze and Sunnis, there are also many Christians who are against 1559 and the manner in which some "Lebanese" have been treating the Syrians. The International Herald Tribune (via The New York Times), in a surprising albeit slight departure from its zionist, pro-"opposition" stance (for that agenda still occupies much of the article), reports:
"When a cow dies, the number of butchers always increases," the gravely voiced [Alber] Mawad said, reciting an Arabic proverb. "I am not going to be one of those people running down the Syrians now that they are leaving."

In the eyes of Mawad, 66, the Syrian soldiers who entered this predominantly Christian village [Bologna] in 1976 brought the town peace and stability, mainly by keeping warring Lebanese from killing one another.
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Yet here in Bologna, and in the other predominantly Christian villages of Mount Lebanon where many of the Syrians lived, it is more difficult to find the denunciations heard on the streets of the capital.
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Under the Ottoman Empire, Lebanon and Syria were governed as a single area. Even today, some Lebanese tell of stationery their parents used listing Beirut as being a city in Syria. Neither country maintains ambassadors in the other's capital, and no visa is required to cross the border.
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"All Lebanese hate the Syrians," said a driver in Beirut. "They are just afraid now."
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In the late 1970s, Syrian soldiers took over all but a few rooms of [Mohassan] Fadul's house that she used to rent out to boarders.
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"Animals!" she raged, walking through the house, as a group of workers shoveled trash from the place. "They are not even people."
Myth #1: The "opposition" is the majority.
Myth #2: The "opposition" is only against the Syrian government not the Syrian people.
Myth #3: "Opposition" supporters are not racists.
Myth #4: "Opposition" supporters are not fascists.

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