In January 2009, thousands of demonstrators across the world gathered to protest Israel's response to eight years of unceasing Hamas rocket fire against its civilians.
The results of Operation Cast Lead were that 1,400 Palestinians died in Gaza, of which 700 were, by Hamas' admission, armed fighters.
Fifty thousand demonstrators in Barcelona; 250,000 in Madrid; 2,000 in Belfast; 7,000 in Berlin; 30,000 in Brussels; 200,000 in Istanbul; 70,000 in London; 22,000 in New York; 40,000 in Oslo; 30,000 in Paris; 15,000 in Rome; 7,000 in Sao Paulo; and 10,000 in Washington demanded that their governments condemn (and, in some cases, destroy) Israel.
Today, more than 7,000 innocent civilians have been, and continue to be, willfully massacred in Syria by Bashir Assad's forces, as he desperately tries to keep his grip on power. Hundreds of children have been intentionally abducted, tortured and murdered, and women raped, as a political statement and warning from their dictatorial government.
Where are the demonstrators? Where are all those organizations that tout human rights as their raison d'etre? Where are all those alleged human rights activists, with their placards, lining U.S. 278?
Why the deafening silence? Why the difference in response?
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