Thursday, March 17, 2005

Syrians secretly sending Palestinians to Lebanon

Here's a thought experiment: Whose side are the newly-lauded "democratic" Palestinians on in the Syria/Lebanon issue?

Do we even have to ask?

Damascus has been secretly dispatching dozens of Palestinian youths to Lebanon during the past two weeks, alongside the apparent withdrawal of Syrian forces from the country, Farid N. Ghadry, president of the Reform Party of Syria, a U.S.-based opposition party, said this week.

“The youths underwent training by Syrian security services, designed to incite and disrupt Lebanese opposition,” he said.

“Our sources in Syria revealed that two weeks ago some 70-80 Palestinian youngsters aged 18-20 left the Neirab refugee camp, the largest refugee camp in Syria, on their way to Lebanon. “

Ghadry said the youngsters were taken to a training camp and told their Palestinian brothers in Lebanon were about to be massacred and needed their help. He added he expects hundreds of additional Palestinians to be dispatched to Lebanon after undergoing Syrian training.