Tuesday, September 14, 2004
Syria learned her lessons well
AFP is reporting that Syria tested WMD gas on Darfurians.
That really shouldn't come as great surprise.
Alois Brunner, second in command to Adolph Eichmann of Nazi 'The Final Solution' fame, found a warm and comfortable home in Damascus, Syria.
Brunner, who has on many occasions voiced his pride in having participated in the gassing of Jews and others. He also 'assisted' the Syrian 'security' apparatus.
Brunner has successfully eluded justice. During his many years hiding out reportedly in an apartment on Haddad Street in the Syrian capital of Damascus, he openly assisted the Syrians in establishing their own secret police.
Brunner was interviewed about 15 years ago in the Austrian news magazine Bunte. He said he did not suffer from a bad conscience for, in his own words, "getting rid of that garbage." His one regret was that he hadn't murdered more Jews.
In 1987 in a telephone interview Alois Brunner told the Chicago Sun Times: The Jews deserved to die. I have no regrets. If I had the chance I would do it again.
With the release of Adolf Eichmann's memoirs, Alois Brunner, whom Eichmann once called his best man, was again in the news. Brunner was already sentenced to death in absentia in France in 1953 and 1954; more recently, a new suit was filed there based on his sending children to Auschwitz. Previous attempts to persuade Syria to release Brunner failed. Germany applied for his extradition in 1987, and in 1991 the European Parliament voted to condemn Syria for continuing to harbor the alleged war criminal.
I guess the Syrians learned well from Eichmann's 'right hand.'
Syria tested chemical weapons on civilians in Sudan's troubled western Darfur region in June and killed dozens of people.
Syrian officers were reported to have met in May with Sudanese military leaders in a Khartoum suburb to discuss the possibility of improving cooperation between their armies.
According to Die Welt, the Syrians had suggested close cooperation on developing chemical weapons, and it was proposed that the arms be tested on the rebel SPLA, the Sudan People's Liberation Army, in the south.
But given that the rebels were involved in peace talks, the newspaper ontinued, the Sudanese government proposed testing the arms on people in Darfur.
The Arab and Muslim world are calling the Israelis, 'Nazis.'
They sang and they danced as they watched the WTC crumble.
And this past May, Syrians used gas in Darfur-- as Saddam used gas against the Kurds
Now we're told, we need to negotiate with them and they're not 'happy' with us.