Monday, September 10, 2012

Syrians Attack Palestinians, HPers Shrug

In a perfect illustration of the Israel derangement syndrome that permeates the Huffington Post, the comments section for this article consisted of less than 300 comments, most of which were pro-Israel people astonished at the lack of comments. The news is of Syrian soldiers "storming" a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus and of 10 people being killed in the fighting.

You and I would expect pro-Palestinian people to be extremely concerned about this attack. But since Israel wasn't the perpetrator, those HPers that did bother to say anything on this thread were limited to two things: complaining about Western media not giving Palestinians enough attention (their number one favorite thing) or trying to make Israel the perpetrator, or at least the enabler. Let's take a look at the comments I grabbed:

These threads are few, but always very, very informative on the subject of what drives the HPers.


  1. Why shocked. UNRWA has yet to make a single statement about the brutality suffered by the Palestinians they own. So if everything's fine with them all is good. Carry on Syria.

  2. I just want to point out that your captcha fields were already in my browser. They're being reused and this is only a gap of 3 or 4 days.


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