The first time I asked the question, it was in response to the articles I was reading during the Bosnian War in the early '90s. Mladic and others were ssystematically raping and committing genocide against the Arab population. The accounts were well sourced, from reliable news agencies. Later on, evidence of the atrocities was presented. "Where was the outrage?", I asked. Where were the Arab brothers and sisters of these victims? Why nothing from Saudi Arabia? Why nothing from Turkey? Syria? Iran? Anyone? Where was the Arab League? Where was the indignation? If I was getting this information, surely the Arab world had to be hearing about it. The UN came around, but, as always, it was only after the six-figure fatality count and five-figure rape(!) count.
I'm reminded by this because of what I'm now reading about, on a daily basis, from Syria. The Saudi-Alawite clan, presently led by "President" Bashar Assad has already murdered tens of thousands of his subjects. We've seen some perfunctory gestures by the Arab League and the UN. But the carnage continues. Is there something that we don't know? Are Assad's people about to run out of ammo? Is this some kind of new strategy? I asked the question nearly 20 years ago, and I guess I'm asking again.
Where is the outrage? Where are the Arab brothers and sisters of these people? The body count rises every day. Where's the emergency session at the UN? What has to happen for Arabs to care about other Arabs?
I have my thoughts on this, but I'm looking for another train of thought. I'm hoping to learn something new here. I'm not confident, but I am hopeful.