Georges Sami Saati
The Americans did not ask the League of Nations permission to liberate
Europe from the claws of Hitler. Because of unilateral actions, the
French are not speaking German today. Fortunately we have a strong
country that has the courage to fight dictators.
When human rights watchers determined that about 10,000 Iraqis died
per year or about 320,000 people at the hands of Saddam's repressive
and brutal regime since 1970, the pacifists did not say a word. Where
were the demonstrators?
When the Nazis were committing atrocities against the Jews, putting
them in concentration camps and gas chambers, torturing and killing
them, nobody wanted to see and hear about it. Where were the
When Israel humiliates Palestinians, slaughters civilians, seizes the
sovereign territory of other nations, violates international law,
makes atomic bombs, creating 800,000 refugees and not allowing them to
return to their land and gets away with it. Where are the
When the Talibans were killing Afghans, torturing women and children,
stopping girls from going to school, preventing women from visiting a
doctor, everyone was living on the hope that tomorrow would be better.
Where were the demonstrators?
When the Hutus were disseminating the Tutsis in Rwanda, half a million
people died in two weeks. The International community sat back paying
lip service. Where were the demonstrators?
When China invaded Tibet and the Dalai Lama was asking for help. Where
were the demonstrators?
When Europe intervened in Kosovo without the permission of the United
Nations, at the time, nobody went to the streets to protest American military actions. Where were the demonstrators?
When the Russians were killing the Chechens everybody sat home
quietly. Where were the demonstrators?
When Castro, the oldest communist dictator since 1959, killed,
tortured, and sent people to prison just for expressing an opinion,
and to date, Cubans can hardly eat, taking rafts to reach the Florida
coast risking their lives and no one says a word. Where are the
When Chavez is trying hard to establish a socialist dictatorship,
destroying the economy, firing 18,000 workers from the PDVSA, divides
a country, and the voices of world leaders are silent. Where are the
While Syria is under the total control of the Assad family, Libya is
smothered by the Kaddafi family, Egypt suffers the Mubarak family,
Saudi Arabia endures the corruption of the Royal family, and Zimbabwe
is suffering under the despotic government of Mugabe, etc. etc. Where
are the demonstrators?
When the Iran-Iraq war of the 80's left 1 million dead everybody
watched passively. Where were the bleeding heart demonstrators?
The FARC of Colombia kills innocent civilians, and exports Cocaine to
the World destroying families we do not see people in the streets.
Where are the demonstrators?
When Aristide the Supreme Taliban priest of Haiti starves his people
to death and imposes a populist dictatorship worst than that of Papa
Doc, we do not see the outrage. Where are the demonstrators?
When Pablo Escobar was terrifying the Colombian people, dictating the
laws of a whole country, killing people like mosquitoes, everyone was
dancing in discotheques, it was business as usual. Where were the
When people are being killed every five minutes in Brasil, gangs run
the streets of Rio de Janeiro with impunity, kidnappings are routine,
corrupt politicians steal money from the State and deposit it
overseas, no one gets upsets. Where are the demonstrators?
When the Ayatollahs of Iran keep their people suppressed, women
desperate, young citizens under absolute religious brainwashing, we do
not talk about that. Where are the demonstrators?
When Kim controls every aspect of the life of North-Koreans, starve
them to death, build atomic bombs, blackmails the world, the streets
are empty. Where are the demonstrators?
When human rights organizations defend the criminals and forget about
the victims, the Hollywood artists do not go on television to denounce
them. Where are the demonstrators?
When millions of people starve everyday and millions do not get any
healthcare and die because of simple illness nobody utters a word.
Where are the demonstrators?
When Presidents of big companies make several millions per month and
people in Indonesia make $ 25 monthly, we do not get mad. Where are
When Charles Taylor the butcher of Liberia was using young men as
soldiers to make millions with the diamond trade to pile an even
bigger stash in Switzerland, everyone tolerated it. Where were the
When Mobutu of Zaire was financing a bunch of mercenaries to defend
his corrupt regime, we did not hear any voices. Where were the
When Osama Bin Laden blew up the WTC and almost 4,000 people died, we
received letters of condolences only. Where were the demonstrators?
When Ceausescu of Romania was dominating the whole population with an
iron hand, and was murdering and committing genocide, we did not see
the leaders of the free world condemning it. Where were the
Finally, it is fair to say that the philosophy of bleeding heart
liberal demonstrators is based on a double standard. We have the
impression that their lack of lucidity and seriousness causes them to
develop an anti-Americanism that is not based on anything more than
partisan attitude with no respect for the real truth.
This is why we dare to say that they are a bunch of