Saturday, October 22, 2005
Canadian Government Helps Syrian Killers
The United Nations investigation of the killing of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has found "the brother of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, and other members of his inner circle" responsible for the assassination. Apparently the U.N. intended to withhold the names of those actually believed responsible, but due to a computer/email gaffe, the complete report including the names of those deemed responsible has become public knowledge.
Read complete story: UN office doctored report on murder of Hariri (h/t to NealeNews)
One of the Syrians found responsible for the murder was identified in the U.N. report as General Bahjat Suleyman, who "was until June, the head of the internal affairs section of the powerful General Security Department, the main civilian intelligence service".
On June 24th, the CBC reported that: "Canada has issued visitors' visas to the daughter and daughter-in-law of a hard-line Syrian general so they could give birth to their children in Canada, says a published report.
Zeina Khair, daughter-in-law of Syrian Gen. Bahjat Suleiman, left Canada this spring after giving birth to a girl in Montreal, the Globe and Mail reported Friday.
Suleiman is the former head of Syrian interior intelligence and a key figure in the country's dictatorial government.
His seven-months pregnant daughter Randala Suleiman has also received a tourist visa and intends to visit Montreal to give birth, said the Globe.
According to the report, which cites sources close to the situation, it's common for the children of senior Syrian officials to deliver their children in Canada to give them citizenship and a place to receive a low-cost education.
The two women, Khair and Suleiman, had previously delivered babies in Canada, in 2002 and 2003 respectively, said the Globe.
Those visas were issued by the Canadian Embassy in Damascus following a request from the Syrian general. The ambassador in Damascus at the time was Franco Pillarella."
And what does Canada get for this? Remember Mr. Arar, the Canadian citizen who insists he was tortured in Syria?
Looks to me as if the patronage and corruption in our government is more pervasive than even Ms. Fraser realizes.
Wouldn't it be neat if the U.S invades Syria and these guys show up in Canada claiming dual citizenship and/or refugee status? I'm sure they'd be perfect candidates to become model Canadians, thankful to live in a free, democratic country, and thankful to have the jobs that no one else wants!
Syrian hardliner's family given visas for Canadian births: report
If you have a strong stomach, here is a picture of the body of Mr. Hariri at the scene of his murder. (Warning: The picure is graphic) Our government helps the dictator who did this.
Shouldn't decent people feel a sense of outrage? Read the comments of the Lebanese citizens which accompany the picture. What do you suppose they think of Canada and Canadians for supporting these killers?
What do you think of your tax dollars being spent to make life better for their families while legitimate refugees can only dream of getting this kind of preferential treatment from our government?