Jumblatt slams NAM summit for supporting Assad regime

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt slammed Monday the Non-Aligned Movement’s summit in Iran for its support for the Syrian regime’s “tyranny” against its people.

“It is ironic for the Non-Aligned Movement which was formed in Belgrade in 1961 by prominent leaders such as former Egyptian president Jamal Abdel-Nasser, former Yugoslavia’s president, Josip Broz Tito and former Indian prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru …..to turn itself into a movement that aligns itself with regimes that practice tyranny against their own people and support with all its might other regimes that practice unprecedented killings and oppression,” Jumblatt said in his weekly article in the al Anbaa newspaper

Jumblatt also criticized newly elected Arab leaders for attending the meeting, in an indirect reference to new Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi.

He also criticized the participation of Palestinian leaders in the summit, saying they should have more sympathy for the Syrian people, given that the regime’s practices against its people.

“It is ironic that Palestinian leaders would sit at the meeting next to those who represent the Syrian regime and support it, a regime that is doing to its people more than what Israel did to the Palestinian people,” Jumblatt said in remarks to be published in his weekly column in Al-Anbaa newspaper.

“Aren’t the Palestinian representatives aware that attending the meeting alongside a regime which has destroyed its people’s homes in a way similar to the destruction of Palestinian homes by Israel would give the latter the pretext to displace the remaining Arabs in the West Bank,” Jumblatt added.

The PSP leader also said that it was also “ironic” that the meeting would be attended by “Arab leaders who were recently elected after popular uprisings… who would sit beside those who are standing in the way of the rights of the Syrian people.”

Commenting about domestic issues, Jumblatt also reiterated his party’s position on the need to look for a mechanism that could gradually integrate Hezbollah’s arms with the Army in defense of Lebanon and to keep the decision of waging war or maintaining peace in the hands of the state.

Jumblattt also saluted the Army for slowly restoring order to Tripoli, north of Lebanon, following weeklong clashes that left at least 17 people killed and more than 120 wounded, including 11 soldiers.

He said the Army proved that it “has the ability to carry out its duties particularly when it has the political will.”

Has confidence in Suleiman

Jumblatt also said that he was reassured of Lebanon’s official stance at the summit that will be expressed by President Michel Suleiman “who will definitely underscore, through his usual audacity, what is compatible with Lebanon’s interest and not other regional interests.”

  • If Tito was alive today, he would definately oppose Iran. Tito was one of the greatest fighters against fascism and Nazism, he led Yugoslav partizans to a victory over the Nazis and their collaborators. The Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies in concentration camps. I’m sure Tito would have been outraged to hear Ahmadinejad’s denial of the holocaust. 

    • Hannibal

      Omeriko
      Do you think the Jews hijacked the holocaust and made it their own? Didn’t the Nazis go after other people like the Russians and “promised” to turn Moscow into a big lake? They went after Gypsies and Serbs and Jews yet the holocaust is “industrialized” (often in the movies) as if it is exclusively Jewish. To that extent, one should mention the Chinese holocaust at the hands of Imperial Japan, the armenians at the hand of Turks, and the Lebanese Christians at the hands of Ottomans and Moslems. All three nations part of one evil axis making it an axis caused holocaust. 

      • dateam

        well said

        • 5thDrawer

          And the Poles suffered greatly, of course, from Hitler and Stalin.
          When Hitler began with ‘winning’, Stalin was his buddy. Stalin was doing his own ‘cleansing’ … and the Allies were happy when it turned out Hitler wasn’t such a ‘buddy’ any more. Stalin, of course, carried on happily ‘cleansing’ after Hitler was gone, because everyone else had had enough European theatre, Japan was still a slight problem, and no-one wanted to listen to Patton – who, while right, was a little quirky himself. (Ask the Ukrainians and others about ‘post-war’ times.)
          Finishing with Japan and dropping a couple of ‘new specials’ showed (most) people they could completely annihilate all life on the planet – and they took stock of how many had already disappeared over the previous years from when Hitler began – and they decided maybe it was time to talk more about ‘peace’. It was a concept. And it’s still there, that concept.
          Mind you, there are still a few ‘wanna-be’ Hitlers around. And they DO find ways still to whip people into their ‘shapes’ … we can’t forget Pol Pot, for instance. Mao was another ‘winner’.
          Theorists and their supposed huge ‘plots’ are always out there … but the one plot that makes sense is to have peace. Usually, that’s the hardest to work for, and the one requiring the better education. Sometimes, sadly, also the most force.
          Largely it’s up to YOU … how do you want your kids raised, and in what kind of ‘concept’ do you want to see them and their progeny live their lives? If you think you can actually improve humanity and raise them under a gun with dictatorial ‘beliefs’ … sorry for you.

          Jumblatt does make sense on occasion. Nice to know the years help in education ….

      • First- The Chinese, Serbs, Belarussians and Gypsies did endure ethnic cleansing and death of millions. I do share the suffering of those people. My own grandfather from my father’s side was captured by the Nazis and was imprisoned for 5 years with Soviet soldiers. About 1 in 10 survived.   

        The Jews did not “hijack” the holocaust- but MOST of the Jews in Europe including most of my grandmother’s family were murdered. The Serbs suffered a lot but managed to have a state- while most of the Jews in the same area of Yugoslavia were killed. The communities of Sarajevo or Scopie were totally wiped out. 

        I agree that the Armenian genocide (WW1) and the Chinese, Philipines, Indonesian and Korean mass genocide by Japan (WW2) should also be remembered like the Jewish holocaust.

        I don’t know enough about the Christians in Lebanon but I read they suffered a lot under the Ottomans.
         

  • If Tito was alive today, he would definately oppose Iran. Tito was one of the greatest fighters against fascism and Nazism, he led Yugoslav partizans to a victory over the Nazis and their collaborators. The Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies in concentration camps. I’m sure Tito would have been outraged to hear Ahmadinejad’s denial of the holocaust. 

    • Hannibal

      Omeriko
      Do you think the Jews hijacked the holocaust and made it their own? Didn’t the Nazis go after other people like the Russians and “promised” to turn Moscow into a big lake? They went after Gypsies and Serbs and Jews yet the holocaust is “industrialized” (often in the movies) as if it is exclusively Jewish. To that extent, one should mention the Chinese holocaust at the hands of Imperial Japan, the armenians at the hand of Turks, and the Lebanese Christians at the hands of Ottomans and Moslems. All three nations part of one evil axis making it an axis caused holocaust. 

      • dateam

        well said

        • 5thDrawer

          And the Poles suffered greatly, of course, from Hitler and Stalin.
          When Hitler began with ‘winning’, Stalin was his buddy. Stalin was doing his own ‘cleansing’ … and the Allies were happy when it turned out Hitler wasn’t such a ‘buddy’ any more. Stalin, of course, carried on happily ‘cleansing’ after Hitler was gone, because everyone else had had enough European theatre, Japan was still a slight problem, and no-one wanted to listen to Patton – who, while right, was a little quirky himself. (Ask the Ukrainians and others about ‘post-war’ times.)
          Finishing with Japan and dropping a couple of ‘new specials’ showed (most) people they could completely annihilate all life on the planet – and they took stock of how many had already disappeared over the previous years from when Hitler began – and they decided maybe it was time to talk more about ‘peace’. It was a concept. And it’s still there, that concept.
          Mind you, there are still a few ‘wanna-be’ Hitlers around. And they DO find ways still to whip people into their ‘shapes’ … we can’t forget Pol Pot, for instance. Mao was another ‘winner’.
          Theorists and their supposed huge ‘plots’ are always out there … but the one plot that makes sense is to have peace. Usually, that’s the hardest to work for, and the one requiring the better education. Sometimes, sadly, also the most force.
          Largely it’s up to YOU … how do you want your kids raised, and in what kind of ‘concept’ do you want to see them and their progeny live their lives? If you think you can actually improve humanity and raise them under a gun with dictatorial ‘beliefs’ … sorry for you.

          Jumblatt does make sense on occasion. Nice to know the years help in education ….

      • First- The Chinese, Serbs, Belarussians and Gypsies did endure ethnic cleansing and death of millions. I do share the suffering of those people. My own grandfather from my father’s side was captured by the Nazis and was imprisoned for 5 years with Soviet soldiers. About 1 in 10 survived.   

        The Jews did not “hijack” the holocaust- but MOST of the Jews in Europe including most of my grandmother’s family were murdered. The Serbs suffered a lot but managed to have a state- while most of the Jews in the same area of Yugoslavia were killed. The communities of Sarajevo or Scopie were totally wiped out. 

        I agree that the Armenian genocide (WW1) and the Chinese, Philipines, Indonesian and Korean mass genocide by Japan (WW2) should also be remembered like the Jewish holocaust.

        I don’t know enough about the Christians in Lebanon but I read they suffered a lot under the Ottomans.
         

  • If Tito was alive today, he would definately oppose Iran. Tito was one of the greatest fighters against fascism and Nazism, he led Yugoslav partizans to a victory over the Nazis and their collaborators. The Nazis murdered hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Jews and Gypsies in concentration camps. I’m sure Tito would have been outraged to hear Ahmadinejad’s denial of the holocaust. 

    • Omeriko
      Do you think the Jews hijacked the holocaust and made it their own? Didn’t the Nazis go after other people like the Russians and “promised” to turn Moscow into a big lake? They went after Gypsies and Serbs and Jews yet the holocaust is “industrialized” (often in the movies) as if it is exclusively Jewish. To that extent, one should mention the Chinese holocaust at the hands of Imperial Japan, the armenians at the hand of Turks, and the Lebanese Christians at the hands of Ottomans and Moslems. All three nations part of one evil axis making it an axis caused holocaust. 

      • dateam

        well said

        • 5thDrawer

          And the Poles suffered greatly, of course, from Hitler and Stalin.
          When Hitler began with ‘winning’, Stalin was his buddy. Stalin was doing his own ‘cleansing’ … and the Allies were happy when it turned out Hitler wasn’t such a ‘buddy’ any more. Stalin, of course, carried on happily ‘cleansing’ after Hitler was gone, because everyone had had enough European theatre, Japan was still a slight problem, and no-one wanted to listen to Patton – who, while right, was a little quirky himself. (Ask the Ukrainians and others about ‘post-war’ times.)
          Finishing with Japan and dropping a couple of ‘new specials’ showed (most) people they could completely annihilate all life on the planet – and they took stock of how many had already disappeared over the previous years from when Hitler began – and they decided maybe it was time to talk more about ‘peace’. It was a concept. And it’s still there, that concept.
          Mind you, there are still a few ‘wanna-be’ Hitlers around. And they DO find ways still to whip people into their ‘shapes’ … we can’t forget Pol Pot, for instance. Mao was another ‘winner’.
          Theorists and their supposed huge ‘plots’ are always out there … but the one plot that makes sense is to have peace. Usually, that’s the hardest to work for, and the one requiring the better education. Sometimes, sadly, also the most force.
          Largely it’s up to YOU … how do you want your kids raised, and in what kind of ‘concept’ do you want to see them and their progeny live their lives? If you think you can actually improve humanity and raise them under a gun with dictatorial ‘beliefs’ … sorry for you.

          Jumblatt does make sense on occasion. Nice to know the years help in education ….

      • First- The Chinese, Serbs, Belarussians and Gypsies did endure ethnic cleansing and death of millions. I do share the suffering of those people. My own grandfather from my father’s side was captured by the Nazis and was imprisoned for 5 years with Soviet soldiers. About 1 in 10 survived.   

        The Jews did not “hijack” the holocaust- but MOST of the Jews in Europe including most of my grandmother’s family were murdered. The Serbs suffered a lot but managed to have a state- while most of the Jews in the same area of Yugoslavia were killed. The communities of Sarajevo or Scopie were totally wiped out. 

        I agree that the Armenian genocide (WW1) and the Chinese, Philipines, Indonesian and Korean mass genocide by Japan (WW2) should also be remembered like the Jewish holocaust.

        I don’t know enough about the Christians in Lebanon but I read they suffered a lot under the Ottomans.
         

  • jim

    Well Mr .Walid , I  thought you were smarter than making such comments . Mullahs are nothing but a bunch of WHORES ,who will not give upon their old customers until and unless they find  a bigger SCHLONG to SCREW them

    • breakthemould

       On this occasion he makes a lot of sense to me. If the people he mentions chose not to attend that conference will have a lot less weight. It is a shame that these people do not credit themselves with ability to make a difference. There absence would have made a difference. Witness the fact that The Arab League removed Assad’s Syria from membership. So for consistency it follows that Arab leaders and particularly the Palestinians should not have decided to attend. Assad’s Syria is Assad’s Syria. Syria minus Assad with democracy, rule of law, accountability will be and should be a source of pride to all Arab Countries.

    • dateam

      why do you not mention saudia arabia where women to this day can not drive, qatar where there is no government at all everything is run by monarch,bahrain? why do we pick and choose what we want to see? this is the problem we arabs ALL have we dont see people as people we see each other as this or that and make up our decisions based on prejudice….

  • jim

    Well Mr .Walid , I  thought you were smarter than making such comments . Mullahs are nothing but a bunch of WHORES ,who will not give upon their old customers until and unless they find  a bigger SCHLONG to SCREW them

    • breakthemould

       On this occasion he makes a lot of sense to me. If the people he mentions chose not to attend that conference will have a lot less weight. It is a shame that these people do not credit themselves with ability to make a difference. There absence would have made a difference. Witness the fact that The Arab League removed Assad’s Syria from membership. So for consistency it follows that Arab leaders and particularly the Palestinians should not have decided to attend. Assad’s Syria is Assad’s Syria. Syria minus Assad with democracy, rule of law, accountability will be and should be a source of pride to all Arab Countries.

    • dateam

      why do you not mention saudia arabia where women to this day can not drive, qatar where there is no government at all everything is run by monarch,bahrain? why do we pick and choose what we want to see? this is the problem we arabs ALL have we dont see people as people we see each other as this or that and make up our decisions based on prejudice….

  • jim

    Well Mr .Walid , I  thought you were smarter than making such comments . Mullahs are nothing but a bunch of WHORES ,who will not give upon their old customers until and unless they find  a bigger SCHLONG to SCREW them

    • breakthemould

       On this occasion he makes a lot of sense to me. If the people he mentions chose not to attend that conference will have a lot less weight. It is a shame that these people do not credit themselves with ability to make a difference. There absence would have made a difference. Witness the fact that The Arab League removed Assad’s Syria from membership. So for consistency it follows that Arab leaders and particularly the Palestinians should not have decided to attend. Assad’s Syria is Assad’s Syria. Syria minus Assad with democracy, rule of law, accountability will be and should be a source of pride to all Arab Countries.

    • dateam

      why do you not mention saudia arabia where women to this day can not drive, qatar where there is no government at all everything is run by monarch,bahrain? why do we pick and choose what we want to see? this is the problem we arabs ALL have we dont see people as people we see each other as this or that and make up our decisions based on prejudice….

  • Moe2000

     Saud Israeli tool.

  • Moe2000

     Saud Israeli tool.

  • dateam

    why didnt he bag out sleiman for going? why dosent he bag out the repression of the saudis,qatar,jordan,bahrain? you cant pick and choose what you want…it either is or isnt? noone is happy with what the egyptians have chosen what do you think is going to happen in syria?

    • 5thDrawer

      Well, Dateam … they have a few years to figure out if they are happy … and then hopefully can try again if not. Some kind of election process has to be figured out first … of course. But it seems there may now be SOME choice.

  • dateam

    why didnt he bag out sleiman for going? why dosent he bag out the repression of the saudis,qatar,jordan,bahrain? you cant pick and choose what you want…it either is or isnt? noone is happy with what the egyptians have chosen what do you think is going to happen in syria?

    • 5thDrawer

      Well, Dateam … they have a few years to figure out if they are happy … and then hopefully can try again if not. Some kind of election process has to be figured out first … of course. But it seems there may now be SOME choice.

  • dateam

    why didnt he bag out sleiman for going? why dosent he bag out the repression of the saudis,qatar,jordan,bahrain? you cant pick and choose what you want…it either is or isnt? noone is happy with what the egyptians have chosen what do you think is going to happen in syria?

    • 5thDrawer

      Well, Dateam … they have a few years to figure out if they are happy … and then hopefully can try again if not. Some kind of election process has to be figured out first … of course. But it seems there may now be SOME choice.