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A quarter of a Million victims by Syrian Alawite Muslims

Posted on 10/14/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT by Milagros

100,000 Lebanese Christians - during 27 years of occupation

The Syrian Occupation of Lebanon
By Mordechai Nisan 
Operating however transparently under the name and guise of the Arab Deterrent Force authorized by the Riyadh Summit in October 1976, Syrian troops acted to disarm some Lebanese militias at the same time that the national army of Lebanon disintegrated to the diminutive size of 3,000 troops. By 1977, the number of Syrian troops exceeded 30,000, with over 200 tanks. After fighting the Palestinian and other leftist forces, Druzes and Sunnis in particular, the Syrian army then confronted the Christian Lebanese Forces. Indeed, if Syria was to control and pacify Lebanon, it would of necessity need to reduce the core Christian community that gave Lebanon its special national distinction. For three months, during “the 100 Days War” in mid-1978, Syria bombarded Christian East Beirut, specifically Ashrafiyya, which led to the flight of 300,000 people; at this time Syrian forces were also capturing Batroun and Besharre areas in the heart of the mountain area. A flood of Christian refugees and the execution of many Lebanese civilians were the direct result at this stage of the intensification and extension of Syria’s ruthless conquest of Lebanon.

In the 1980s, Syria further expanded its military control in the areas of Zahle, Aley, Nabatiyeh, and Jezzine, prior to the ultimate military capture of the presidential palace at Ba’abda, southeast of Beirut on October 13, 1990. In that final confrontation Syrian forces defeated Lebanese Army units under the command of General Michel Aoun, who had failed in his self-declared “war of liberation”. Syrian military occupation of Lebanon, therefore, incorporated the entire country with the exception of the southern “security zone” under the control of the Israeli Army (IDF) and its Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) ally. One reliable source suggests that the Syrians were responsible for the deaths of approximately 100,000 Lebanese and the flight of about a half a million people from the country.

Syrian Terrorism Against Lebanese
Thousands Of Lebanese Prisoners Have Died In Syrian Prisons Under Torture. Till Now There Are Hundreds Detained In Syria Without Any Accusation Or Trial; Some Of Them Have Been There For 27 Years.


60,000 Palestinian-Arabs - 1970s

Human Rights Internet reporter, 1987, Volume 12 - Page B-107
In 1976, the Syrian army killed more than 23,000 Palestinians. In the three year war-of-the-camps outside Beirut the death toll reached 30,000. An equal number of Palestinians reportedly languish in Syrian prisons.,+the+Syrian+army+killed+more+than+23,000+Palestinians.%22


40,000 Sunnis - 1982

The Massacre of Hama (1982) - Syrian Human Rights Committee
Feb 13, 2004 – The estimated victims range between 30000 and 40,000 civilians ... starting from February 2nd 1982, the Syrian forces put Hama under a siege, ...


40,000 Sunnis - 2011-12

Horror - Child left dead on Syrian sidewalk - International - Catholic ...
Oct 4, 2012 – The civil war which has wracked Syria has taken its toll on civilians with somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 casualties.

TOPICS: Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: alawite; assaad; baathism; islamofascism; lebanon; rop; syria; top

1 posted on 10/14/2012 11:27:29 PM PDT by Milagros
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Or the 1982 massacre resulted in 50,000 dead.

Toward freedom - Volumes 48-49 - Page 3 - 1999
Saddam Husseins use of poison gas on the Kurds in Iraq and Hafaz Assad’s massacre of 50,000 Muslim Brotherhood militants in Hama, Syria in 1982 resulted in those nations being ostracized by the United States and its western European allies

2 posted on 10/15/2012 1:59:49 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros
I'm not sure of the point being made here. Is it that the Alawites are murderous sort-of-muslim Arabs? Is that supposed to be a big deal? I don't see that they are any less murderous than the other muslims contending for the position of top dog. Blaming all deaths in a civil war on the winning side is not an honest argument.

The only thing I get out of this is that we should have an open door immigration policy for Christians from the Middle East, or possibly declare Lebanon to be a Christian country and defend them on that basis.

3 posted on 10/15/2012 6:22:55 AM PDT by slowhandluke (It's hard to be cynical enough in this age.)
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To: slowhandluke

The point is, like you said, persecution of Christians, and tha tit is mostly the religion of “peace”itself that murders its own people, and NOT the West, as they claim.

4 posted on 10/15/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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Thanks Milagros.
5 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (
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