Canadians advised to leave Syria as death toll climbs

The federal government is advising Canadians to leave Syria after security forces there killed at least 11 mourners taking part in funeral processions Saturday for protesters slain during anti-government demonstrations.

Reports of the killings, including in the southern town of Izraa and the Damascus suburb of Douma, could not be independently confirmed because Syria has expelled foreign journalists.

Ammar Qurabi, the head of Syria’s National Organization for Human Rights, confirmed at least 11 dead on Saturday. A total of 112 were killed Friday β€” considered the deadliest day of the uprising, with security forces beating back protesters with bullets, tear gas and stun guns.

The violence and the likelihood that more protests may occur prompted Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department to advise Canadians against travel to the country and Canadians living in Syria to leave by commercial means while they’re still available. The department said those requiring emergency assistance should contact the Canadian Embassy in Damascus.

Over the last five weeks, funerals of demonstrators have often turned into anti-government protests. During Saturday’s procession in Izraa, thousands of people were shouting slogans against President Bashar Assad’s regime as they carried coffins through the streets.

Also Saturday, two members of parliament and a religious leader resigned to protest the killing of demonstrators during the uprising against Assad.

The two legislators, Nasser Hariri and Khalil Rifai, are from Daraa, a southern region that unleashed the protest movement in mid-March. Activists in touch with the politicians confirmed the resignations.

In addition, Sheikh Rizq Abdul-Rahim Abazeid stepped down from his post as the mufti of Daraa. “I cannot tolerate the blood of our innocent sons and children being shed,” he said.

Each Friday, growing numbers of people in cities across the country have taken to the streets despite swift attacks from security forces.

The heavy security crackdown on Friday and Saturday came after Assad warned a week ago that any further unrest would be considered “sabotage” after he made the gesture of lifting a decades-old state of emergency, which had given security forces almost blanket powers for surveillance and arrest.

Journalists banned from trouble spots

With foreign journalists unable to get into Syria and others prevented from gaining access to trouble spots, much of the reporting in the country has depended on video phone footage distributed by opposition activists.

Syrian human rights groups have called on the government to set up a judicial investigation committee to prosecute those who shot at protesters and release all political detainees.

Some 300 people have been killed since the uprising began last month.

Several world leaders have condemned the crackdown on protesters.

“This outrageous use of violence to quell protests must come to an end now,” U.S. President Barack Obama said Friday.

Jerzy Buzek, president of the European Parliament, urged the Syrian government to stop the “bloodshed,” allow media freedoms and release “all prisoners of conscience.”

Photo: Syrian anti-government protesters hold up a bloodied national flag during Saturday’s funeral procession for slain activists in Izraa. This image was captured on a mobile phone and sent to AP.

CBC

  • aureagle

    In my opinion, Syrian protests are a disgrace to the whole country. People of Syria are destroying their own country without any good reason. I hope they grow up soon!

    http://eseaf.com/blog/7216-protests-in-syria-a-disgrace-for-the-country.html

    Eagle

    • Beiruti

      Without any good reason? Wake up!

      • aureagle

        This are too complicated for your simple beautiful mind! πŸ™‚ So you definitely can’t understand me, not now atleast!

      • aureagle

        ok dear! you have a reason. I was wrong you are right! πŸ™‚ we’re fine now?

    • lebster

      Have you lost it??!!!!!! You go live there under tyranny and oppression and we’ll see.

      • aureagle

        syria had the one of the highest gdp growths in the world. But now, after so much disasters that syria is facing, the whole country is at risk. I don’t say the older government wasn’t a tyrant. But poverty is a tyrant too. And if us comes in also, things are going to get much worse. This could be another libya. And people of libya had been starving since long. not because of the tyranny of gadhafi, but because of the tyranny of usa and the puppet countries who had been imposing sanctions on libya since very long time… we need to look at things with a bit broader perspective rather than relying on the media propaganda

        • lebster

          There is no price high enough for freedom !

        • george_shalhoub

          Yes Syria had the highest GDP because of the drug and arms dealing so most of the money goes into the elite. The rest of the 24 millions gets nothing period. Wake up dummy that’s why people are protesting..

    • plomca

      Your defense for Syrian dictatorship/tyranny is absolutely weak and disgusting. You are basically saying Arabs from whatever nation, are just too stupid to govern themselves through democracy.

      It’s funny, but you mention the problems of Libya, but not Egypt. Do you support or not support the protesters of Egypt?

      Regardless what the West does, the people of Syria have the right to determine their own future. And if they want free elections and decide who should lead their country, then they have that right. It won’t be easy a transition, but in the long term, it will be much better for these people, then what they have now.

      You know what is the real disgrace? Syrian soldiers killing defenseless innocent Syrian civilians. That is the real disgrace!

      • aureagle

        plomca I agree with you about the real disgrace, but see, syrian soldiers are also syrian people

    • C S

      You, are disgusting…..

      • aureagle

        your answer wasn’t helpful. Please elaborate!

  • aureagle

    In my opinion, Syrian protests are a disgrace to the whole country. People of Syria are destroying their own country without any good reason. I hope they grow up soon!

    http://eseaf.com/blog/7216-protests-in-syria-a-disgrace-for-the-country.html

    Eagle

    • Beiruti

      Without any good reason? Wake up!

    • lebster

      Have you lost it??!!!!!! You go live there under tyranny and oppression and we’ll see.

      • aureagle

        syria had the one of the highest gdp growths in the world. But now, after so much disasters that syria is facing, the whole country is at risk. I don’t say the older government wasn’t a tyrant. But poverty is a tyrant too. And if us comes in also, things are going to get much worse. This could be another libya. And people of libya had been starving since long. not because of the tyranny of gadhafi, but because of the tyranny of usa and the puppet countries who had been imposing sanctions on libya since very long time… we need to look at things with a bit broader perspective rather than relying on the media propaganda

        • lebster

          There is no price high enough for freedom !

        • george_shalhoub

          Yes Syria had the highest GDP because of the drug and arms dealing so most of the money goes into the elite. The rest of the 24 millions gets nothing period. Wake up dummy that’s why people are protesting..

    • plomca

      Your defense for Syrian dictatorship/tyranny is absolutely weak and disgusting. You are basically saying Arabs from whatever nation, are just too stupid to govern themselves through democracy.

      It’s funny, but you mention the problems of Libya, but not Egypt. Do you support or not support the protesters of Egypt?

      Regardless what the West does, the people of Syria have the right to determine their own future. And if they want free elections and decide who should lead their country, then they have that right. It won’t be easy a transition, but in the long term, it will be much better for these people, then what they have now.

      You know what is the real disgrace? Syrian soldiers killing defenseless innocent Syrian civilians. That is the real disgrace!

      • aureagle

        plomca I agree with you about the real disgrace, but see, syrian soldiers are also syrian people

    • C S

      You, are disgusting…..

  • Anonymous

    Without any good reason? Wake up!

    • Anonymous

      This are too complicated for your simple beautiful mind! πŸ™‚ So you definitely can’t understand me, not now atleast!

    • Anonymous

      This are too complicated for your simple beautiful mind! πŸ™‚ So you definitely can’t understand me, not now atleast!

    • Anonymous

      This are too complicated for your simple beautiful mind! πŸ™‚ So you definitely can’t understand me, not now atleast!

    • Anonymous

      ok dear! you have a reason. I was wrong you are right! πŸ™‚ we’re fine now?

  • Anonymous

    Have you lost it??!!!!!! You go live there under tyranny and oppression and we’ll see.

    • Anonymous

      syria had the one of the highest gdp growths in the world. But now, after so much disasters that syria is facing, the whole country is at risk. I don’t say the older government wasn’t a tyrant. But poverty is a tyrant too. And if us comes in also, things are going to get much worse. This could be another libya. And people of libya had been starving since long. not because of the tyranny of gadhafi, but because of the tyranny of usa and the puppet countries who had been imposing sanctions on libya since very long time… we need to look at things with a bit broader perspective rather than relying on the media propaganda

      • Anonymous

        There is no price high enough for freedom !

      • Anonymous

        Yes Syria had the highest GDP because of the drug and arms dealing so most of the money goes into the elite. The rest of the 24 millions gets nothing period. Wake up dummy that’s why people are protesting..

  • Anonymous

    Have you lost it??!!!!!! You go live there under tyranny and oppression and we’ll see.

  • Amine123

    The Syrian regime murdering their own people because they want freeedom and jobs. The people have no choice but to fight back and the regime have no choice but to resign, but of course just like Gaddafi and Saddam and the Mullahs in Iran the only way to remove these bastards is by force

  • Amine123

    The Syrian regime murdering their own people because they want freeedom and jobs. The people have no choice but to fight back and the regime have no choice but to resign, but of course just like Gaddafi and Saddam and the Mullahs in Iran the only way to remove these bastards is by force

  • Anonymous

    The Syrian regime murdering their own people because they want freeedom and jobs. The people have no choice but to fight back and the regime have no choice but to resign, but of course just like Gaddafi and Saddam and the Mullahs in Iran the only way to remove these bastards is by force

  • Anonymous

    Your defense for Syrian dictatorship/tyranny is absolutely weak and disgusting. You are basically saying Arabs from whatever nation, are just too stupid to govern themselves through democracy.

    It’s funny, but you mention the problems of Libya, but not Egypt. Do you support or not support the protesters of Egypt?

    Regardless what the West does, the people of Syria have the right to determine their own future. And if they want free elections and decide who should lead their country, then they have that right. It won’t be easy a transition, but in the long term, it will be much better for these people, then what they have now.

    You know what is the real disgrace? Syrian soldiers killing defenseless innocent Syrian civilians. That is the real disgrace!

    • Anonymous

      plomca I agree with you about the real disgrace, but see, syrian soldiers are also syrian people

  • libnan1

    Even though I don’t care for Assad that much. The Syrians have to be careful not to get themselves in the same situation Lebanese got themselves in. After 20 years of Sunni rule, Lebanese do not have drinking water nor do they have electricity but they have a nice downtown. If that’s what the Syrians want, go for it ….

    • Beiruti

      If the country is like this with Sunni rule, God help us from Shi’ite rule, you want to turn Lebanon into an Islamic Rebulic as soon as possible, they’d probably start killing women that are not covering their face. Your filthy animals in the south are going to be head of the government soon so i would like to see if i have more electricity. You are saying that Sunnis are the problem to Lebanon? Sunnis are the reason why you cant have electricity or water? Next time look at the photos of South Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq and Iran, you produce the biggest slums in the Middle East, and you produce so many kids and could only support 2 of them. Without the Christians and Sunnis Lebanon is a garbage country with garbage dictators and an Iran except only smaller. Christians and Sunnis made Lebanon not you, we rebuilded the country and you destroyed it in 2006 and we are the ones rebuilding the country and improving it until now. Your fucking pigs Hezbollah in the south are begging Iran for money daily and living underground. You probably have 20 kids yourself go export 15 of them to Iran. You are not deserving of the Cedar Mountains!

      • Crossed

        I hate playing the sect card, but just one question since you mentioned slums…

        Which governing sect is responsible for the biggest slum, open air death camp, humiliation, and the un-islamic betryal on Earth known as Palestine? The elite of Egypt (past), Jordan, KSA, and the entire gulf all belong to which sect?
        “He who does not defend us is not one of us”- The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

        Which sect is allowing the continued occupation of Muslim holy sites, and the killings of muslims on their land for the past almost 70 years while making secret deals with the zionists?

        My point is not that of which sect is wrong or right. You can’t judge people based on the ruling sect, and it should not even come to play in politics. The right answer is unity, growth, and dignity. Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God. Our common enemy is the one who threatens any Muslim, Christian or Jew (sephardic) living in the M.E, not eachother.

        • Beiruti

          Tell your friend Libnan1 because he judged on a ruling sect.

          “Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God.”
          If you are really united prove it and stop killing eachother.

          Dont bullshit me because the Shi’ites also make plenty of deals with the Zionists, there are even facts to prove it. During the Iraq- Iran, war who supplied Iran? Scream it loud and proud baby “Israel”.

          When the PLO started acting like animals in Southern Lebanon and acting like Lebanon was their country. The Shi’ites were pleased to tell the Israeli army exactly were the Palestianians were. Now they are fierce enemies.

          Yes i agree Sunnis do have slums Palestine, Egypt, etc. But your friend here libnan1 blamed the Sunnis for Lebanons problems, next time tell him not to play the sect card and i wont.

          When Hezbollah is gone, Lebanon will be one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The Taif Agreement clearly states “all removal of non-state weapons”, All militias were decent enough to give their weapons. Hezbollahs excuse is we will give our weapons after Israel leaves the South. Guess what? Israel has no business with us anymore, they withdrew from everything. Hezbollahs existence is no longer valid. Bye!

        • eliasfd

          well said Crossed I totally agree!

      • ohliban75

        Beiruti, I totally agree with you friend,”the pigs Hezbollah in the south are beggars for Iran hand-out,”.
        They live by the sword,their guns are their echoed voices for democracy ,and they are the enemies of their own existence,’terrible.terrible.image for shia’s sects”.
        Actually, the Palestinians refugees had done the same to Lebanon and its citzens,they migrated to seed shelter in a Lebanese land, and then turned their trusted guns against the Lebanese who fed them and cloth them when help was needed, “simply said.”

      • libnan1

        Listen, I never said a sect is better than the other. Every time I say something you get on Shite and HA case. I’m not a Shite but I supported HA in its quest to keep Lebanon strong, I was very impressed with HA after the 2000 Liberation of how how disciplined they were in handling the situation with Christians in the south. Unlike other sects.

        I state facts (things that happened before and in the present). There is nothing wrong with criticizing any sect. The fact is the Sunni sect sided with PLO and Syria during the civil war in order to gain more political power through the Taif accord. During the Liberation war with Syria, I did not hear you or the prime minster back then (Hoss) who formed his government and went against Aoun. What was that ….?
        Your famous Shahid Hariri Sr. (God bless his soul) courted the Syrians to do what he wanted in Lebanon. What happened was the Sunnis got more power than they can handle.
        Reality is stranger than fiction, so we have to be honest with each other and call the spade a spade. I even criticize my own priest and he a supporter of Aoun. That is why I refer to every sect and every leader in that sect. Sunnis had all the power in Lebanon for 20 years, the infrastructure is going backwards. People had better electricity during the war than the have today.
        Now with 55 billion in debt, Lebanon can’t afford to build a power plant. Chew on these facts.

        • Beiruti

          Most Lebanese including me support Hezbollah when they faght Israel, i was screaming with joy when they kicked them out in 2000. But you know well since Israel has left taht Hezbollah is pointing their guns to the Lebanese this is why i cannot stand Hezbollah anymore because they are no longer the Lebanese Guardians but the Farsi Guardians. The Sunnis are turning Beirut to another Dubai (which i dont really like) i can agree with that, but they helped the country alot and you cannot deny that. I am not a Sunni. Realistically you cannot say the War of Liberation was logic, Syria devastated Lebanon, made 70% of Beirutis (Including Me) evacuate the city, and because of this war for the following years to come Syria humiliated the Lebanese Christians because Aoun was a Christian. Its sad to see in our country, all the Sunnis are united, all the Shi’ites are united, but the Christians are like animals hating eachother, Im a Christian and i admit it. We are divided by Right Wing and Left Wing politics, mabye well actually suceed when we raise our fists together. People like you say Aoun is a strong leader and i respect that, but i still cannot find this mans values, in my opinion he is a coward. If he didnt run to France i would respect this man, because he would have died as a Lebanese hero, or been put in prison and still be praised as a hero. But he has the balls to come back to Lebanon and speak against Syria in 2005? And now hes allied with Syria and Hezbollah? What the fuck kind of hypocrisy is that? Thats why most Lebanese Christians respect Geagea, he didnt run away from Lebanon like a sissy, faced jail time for more than a decade, and took a firm stance in his life “No Syria” these animals Aoun and Jumblatt change there mind daily these are not real men.

    • Beiruti

      If the country is like this with Sunni rule, God help us from Shi’ite rule, you want to turn Lebanon into an Islamic Rebulic as soon as possible, they’d probably start killing women that are not covering their face. Your filthy animals in the south are going to be head of the government soon so i would like to see if i have more electricity. You are saying that Sunnis are the problem to Lebanon? Sunnis are the reason why you cant have electricity or water? Next time look at the photos of South Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq and Iran, you produce the biggest slums in the Middle East, and you produce so many kids and could only support 2 of them. Without the Christians and Sunnis Lebanon is a garbage country with garbage dictators and an Iran except only smaller. Christians and Sunnis made Lebanon not you, we rebuilded the country and you destroyed it in 2006 and we are the ones rebuilding the country and improving it until now. Your fucking pigs Hezbollah in the south are begging Iran for money daily and living underground. You probably have 20 kids yourself go export 15 of them to Iran. You are not deserving of the Cedar Mountains!

      • Crossed

        I hate playing the sect card, but just one question since you mentioned slums…

        Which governing sect is responsible for the biggest slum, open air death camp, humiliation, and the un-islamic betryal on Earth known as Palestine? The elite of Egypt (past), Jordan, KSA, and the entire gulf all belong to which sect?
        “He who does not defend us is not one of us”- The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

        Which sect is allowing the continued occupation of Muslim holy sites, and the killings of muslims on their land for the past almost 70 years while making secret deals with the zionists?

        My point is not that of which sect is wrong or right. You can’t judge people based on the ruling sect, and it should not even come to play in politics. The right answer is unity, growth, and dignity. Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God. Our common enemy is the one who threatens any Muslim, Christian or Jew (sephardic) living in the M.E, not eachother.

        • Beiruti

          Tell your friend Libnan1 because he judged on a ruling sect.

          “Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God.”
          If you are really united prove it and stop killing eachother.

          Dont bullshit me because the Shi’ites also make plenty of deals with the Zionists, there are even facts to prove it. During the Iraq- Iran, war who supplied Iran? Scream it loud and proud baby “Israel”.

          When the PLO started acting like animals in Southern Lebanon and acting like Lebanon was their country. The Shi’ites were pleased to tell the Israeli army exactly were the Palestianians were. Now they are fierce enemies.

          Yes i agree Sunnis do have slums Palestine, Egypt, etc. But your friend here libnan1 blamed the Sunnis for Lebanons problems, next time tell him not to play the sect card and i wont.

          When Hezbollah is gone, Lebanon will be one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The Taif Agreement clearly states “all removal of non-state weapons”, All militias were decent enough to give their weapons. Hezbollahs excuse is we will give our weapons after Israel leaves the South. Guess what? Israel has no business with us anymore, they withdrew from everything. Hezbollahs existence is no longer valid. Bye!

        • eliasfd

          well said Crossed I totally agree!

      • ohliban75

        Beiruti, I totally agree with you friend,”the pigs Hezbollah in the south are beggars for Iran hand-out,”.
        They live by the sword,their guns are their echoed voices for democracy ,and they are the enemies of their own existence,’terrible.terrible.image for shia’s sects”.
        Actually, the Palestinians refugees had done the same to Lebanon and its citzens,they migrated to seed shelter in a Lebanese land, and then turned their trusted guns against the Lebanese who fed them and cloth them when help was needed, “simply said.”

      • libnan1

        Listen, I never said a sect is better than the other. Every time I say something you get on Shite and HA case. I’m not a Shite but I supported HA in its quest to keep Lebanon strong, I was very impressed with HA after the 2000 Liberation of how how disciplined they were in handling the situation with Christians in the south. Unlike other sects.

        I state facts (things that happened before and in the present). There is nothing wrong with criticizing any sect. The fact is the Sunni sect sided with PLO and Syria during the civil war in order to gain more political power through the Taif accord. During the Liberation war with Syria, I did not hear you or the prime minster back then (Hoss) who formed his government and went against Aoun. What was that ….?
        Your famous Shahid Hariri Sr. (God bless his soul) courted the Syrians to do what he wanted in Lebanon. What happened was the Sunnis got more power than they can handle.
        Reality is stranger than fiction, so we have to be honest with each other and call the spade a spade. I even criticize my own priest and he a supporter of Aoun. That is why I refer to every sect and every leader in that sect. Sunnis had all the power in Lebanon for 20 years, the infrastructure is going backwards. People had better electricity during the war than the have today.
        Now with 55 billion in debt, Lebanon can’t afford to build a power plant. Chew on these facts.

        • Beiruti

          Most Lebanese including me support Hezbollah when they faght Israel, i was screaming with joy when they kicked them out in 2000. But you know well since Israel has left taht Hezbollah is pointing their guns to the Lebanese this is why i cannot stand Hezbollah anymore because they are no longer the Lebanese Guardians but the Farsi Guardians. The Sunnis are turning Beirut to another Dubai (which i dont really like) i can agree with that, but they helped the country alot and you cannot deny that. I am not a Sunni. Realistically you cannot say the War of Liberation was logic, Syria devastated Lebanon, made 70% of Beirutis (Including Me) evacuate the city, and because of this war for the following years to come Syria humiliated the Lebanese Christians because Aoun was a Christian. Its sad to see in our country, all the Sunnis are united, all the Shi’ites are united, but the Christians are like animals hating eachother, Im a Christian and i admit it. We are divided by Right Wing and Left Wing politics, mabye well actually suceed when we raise our fists together. People like you say Aoun is a strong leader and i respect that, but i still cannot find this mans values, in my opinion he is a coward. If he didnt run to France i would respect this man, because he would have died as a Lebanese hero, or been put in prison and still be praised as a hero. But he has the balls to come back to Lebanon and speak against Syria in 2005? And now hes allied with Syria and Hezbollah? What the fuck kind of hypocrisy is that? Thats why most Lebanese Christians respect Geagea, he didnt run away from Lebanon like a sissy, faced jail time for more than a decade, and took a firm stance in his life “No Syria” these animals Aoun and Jumblatt change there mind daily these are not real men.

  • Anonymous

    Even though I don’t care for Assad that much. The Syrians have to be careful not to get themselves in the same situation Lebanese got themselves in. After 20 years of Sunni rule, Lebanese do not have drinking water nor do they have electricity but they have a nice downtown. If that’s what the Syrians want, go for it ….

    • Anonymous

      If the country is like this with Sunni rule, God help us from Shi’ite rule, you want to turn Lebanon into an Islamic Rebulic as soon as possible, they’d probably start killing women that are not covering their face. Your filthy animals in the south are going to be head of the government soon so i would like to see if i have more electricity. You are saying that Sunnis are the problem to Lebanon? Sunnis are the reason why you cant have electricity or water? Next time look at the photos of South Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq and Iran, you produce the biggest slums in the Middle East, and you produce so many kids and could only support 2 of them. Without the Christians and Sunnis Lebanon is a garbage country with garbage dictators and an Iran except only smaller. Christians and Sunnis made Lebanon not you, we rebuilded the country and you destroyed it in 2006 and we are the ones rebuilding the country and improving it until now. Your fucking pigs Hezbollah in the south are begging Iran for money daily and living underground. You probably have 20 kids yourself go export 15 of them to Iran. You are not deserving of the Cedar Mountains!

      • Anonymous

        I hate playing the sect card, but just one question since you mentioned slums…

        Which governing sect is responsible for the biggest slum, open air death camp, humiliation, and the un-islamic betryal on Earth known as Palestine? The elite of Egypt (past), Jordan, KSA, and the entire gulf all belong to which sect?
        “He who does not defend us is not one of us”- The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh)

        Which sect is allowing the continued occupation of Muslim holy sites, and the killings of muslims on their land for the past almost 70 years while making secret deals with the zionists?

        My point is not that of which sect is wrong or right. You can’t judge people based on the ruling sect, and it should not even come to play in politics. The right answer is unity, growth, and dignity. Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God. Our common enemy is the one who threatens any Muslim in his home land, not eachother.

        • Anonymous

          Tell your friend Libnan1 because he judged on a ruling sect.

          “Sunni and shii’te Muslims are united under the book, the love of the Prophets, and God.”
          If you are really united prove it and stop killing eachother.

          Dont bullshit me because the Shi’ites also make plenty of deals with the Zionists, there are even facts to prove it. During the Iraq- Iran, war who supplied Iran? Scream it loud and proud baby “Israel”.

          When the PLO started acting like animals in Southern Lebanon and acting like Lebanon was their country. The Shi’ites were pleased to tell the Israeli army exactly were the Palestianians were. Now they are fierce enemies.

          Yes i agree Sunnis do have slums Palestine, Egypt, etc. But your friend here libnan1 blamed the Sunnis for Lebanons problems, next time tell him not to play the sect card and i wont.

          When Hezbollah is gone, Lebanon will be one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The Taif Agreement clearly states “all removal of non-state weapons”, All militias were decent enough to give their weapons. Hezbollahs excuse is we will give our weapons after Israel leaves the South. Guess what? Israel has no business with us anymore, they withdrew from everything. Hezbollahs existence is no longer valid. Bye!

        • Anonymous

          well said Crossed I totally agree!

      • Anonymous

        Beiruti, I totally agree with you friend,”the pigs Hezbollah in the south are beggars for Iran hand-out,”.
        They live by the sword,their guns are their echoed voices for democracy ,and they are the enemies of their own existence,’terrible.terrible.image for shia’s sects”.
        Actually, the Palestinians refugees had done the same to Lebanon and its citzens,they migrated to seed shelter in a Lebanese land, and then turned their trusted guns against the Lebanese who fed them and cloth them when help was needed, “simply said.”

      • Anonymous

        Listen, I never said a sect is better than the other. Every time I say something you get on Shite and HA case. I’m not a Shite but I supported HA in its quest to keep Lebanon strong, I was very impressed with HA after the 2000 Liberation of how how disciplined they were in handling the situation with Christians in the south. Unlike other sects.

        I state facts (things that happened before and in the present). There is nothing wrong with criticizing any sect. The fact is the Sunni sect sided with PLO and Syria during the civil war in order to gain more political power through the Taif accord. During the Liberation war with Syria, I did not hear you or the prime minster back then (Hoss) who formed his government and went against Aoun. What was that ….?
        Your famous Shahid Hariri Sr. (God bless his soul) courted the Syrians to do what he wanted in Lebanon. What happened was the Sunnis got more power than they can handle.
        Reality is stranger than fiction, so we have to be honest with each other and call the spade a spade. I even criticize my own priest and he a supporter of Aoun. That is why I refer to every sect and every leader in that sect. Sunnis had all the power in Lebanon for 20 years, the infrastructure is going backwards. People had better electricity during the war than the have today.
        Now with 55 billion in debt, Lebanon can’t afford to build a power plant. Chew on these facts.

    • Anonymous

      If the country is like this with Sunni rule, God help us from Shi’ite rule, you want to turn Lebanon into an Islamic Rebulic as soon as possible, they’d probably start killing women that are not covering their face. Your filthy animals in the south are going to be head of the government soon so i would like to see if i have more electricity. You are saying that Sunnis are the problem to Lebanon? Sunnis are the reason why you cant have electricity or water? Next time look at the photos of South Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq and Iran, you produce the biggest slums in the Middle East, and you produce so many kids and could only support 2 of them. Without the Christians and Sunnis Lebanon is a garbage country with garbage dictators and an Iran except only smaller. Christians and Sunnis made Lebanon not you, we rebuilded the country and you destroyed it in 2006 and we are the ones rebuilding the country and improving it until now. Your fucking pigs Hezbollah in the south are begging Iran for money daily and living underground. You probably have 20 kids yourself go export 15 of them to Iran. You are not deserving of the Cedar Mountains!

  • C S

    You, are disgusting…..

    • Anonymous

      your answer wasn’t helpful. Please elaborate!

    • Anonymous

      your answer wasn’t helpful. Please elaborate!

  • ohliban75

    Well said Beiruti I totally agree!
    The truth hurts,they would rather not hearing it!

    • Beiruti

      Im glad to see open minded people like you πŸ™‚

      • ohliban75

        Beiruti,Long Live Democratic & United One Lebanon !

  • ohliban75

    Well said Beiruti I totally agree!
    The truth hurts,they would rather not hearing it!

    • Beiruti

      Im glad to see open minded people like you πŸ™‚

      • ohliban75

        Beiruti,Long Live Democratic & United One Lebanon !

  • Anonymous

    Well said Beiruti I totally agree!
    The truth hurts,they would rather not hearing it!

    • Anonymous

      Im glad to see open minded people like you πŸ™‚

      • Anonymous

        Beiruti,Long Live Democratic & United One Lebanon !