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REVEALED: Syria’s secret plans in Melbourne unmasked

georgesalloum The notorious terror facilitating Syrian regime plans to roll-out an Honorary Consulate in Melbourne in coming months.

The list of terror organisations previously supported by Syria is as long as your arm. Their role in assassinating the leaders in neighbouring country Lebanon, their undisputed stockpile of weapons of mass destruction and facilitation of mass murdering terror outfit Hezbollah has been enough to make Syria the target of international concern for a long time.

George Salloum, a leader in the Syrian ethnic community in Melbourne, is championing the push for formal representation of the regime here, according to concerned sources familiar with the matter. Salloum is a close associate of Labor upper house MP Khalil Eideh, the trucking tycoon recruited by the Socialist Left faction to conscript his compatriots to the party.

Their proposal is believed to be being currently considered by the Victorian Government.

Syria and Australia engage in little trade, have very few investment ties and have not much to cause them to interact. However, the Syrians maintain an Embassy in Canberra with a very large staff that some believe is used principally to monitor the activities of Australia’s vibrant Lebanese community. And since Khalil Eideh’s election to the state Parliament, a steady stream of high-level visits has occurred.

Our predecessor publication revealed that Syrian officials had been permitted access to the secure VicRoads traffic control centre in Melbourne and since then we understand that state Labor MPs Carlo Carli and Judy Maddigan have enjoyed sponsored travel to the country, in addition to frequent visits by Mr Eideh.

One observer familiar with intelligence and national security issues explained to VEXNEWS:

“They have at least seventeen employees at the Embassy with various bogus titles. To say ‘no-one knows what they do’ is not quite correct, it is well known they are intelligence agents of the regime performing various roles, mainly to monitor and interfere with the activities of Lebanese in Australia who have an ongoing interest in politics or their community back at home. In the old days, they would have been expelled for spying. Now DFAT just tries to make nice with everyone. If there were any more Syrian ‘diplomats’ in Canberra, they’d have enough for a formal Hezbollah branch meeting.”

Syria long occupied Lebanon and has a strong ongoing interest in the country, critics say it continues to meddle in Lebanon through a variety of proxies.

The wannabe honorary consul George Salloum has recently been embroiled in controversy in his role as president of the 3ZZZ radio station. Salloum is also the convenor of the Syrian community’s programming broadcast on that station.

The Australian reported last month that the station allowed ultra-right-wing and Nazi affiliated Syrian Social Nationalist Party officials to broadcast their vile views to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of the founder of the racist movement, Antun Sa’adeh. Sa’adeh argued that the “Syrian race” was “distinct and naturally superior.” According to Wikipedia it was a Syrian version of Nazism:

Sa’adeh’s party adopted a reversed swastika as the party’s symbol,and included developing the cult of a leader, advocating totalitarian government, and glorifying an ancient pre-Christan past and the organic whole of the Syrian Volk or nation.

Salloum defended his decision to let Melbourne officers of this Nazi copycat movement broadcast on the station, telling the Australian:

“If we declined this political group, then we could be open to accusations of being undemocratic and inaccessible,” he said.


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  1. This is just racist hysteria

    Posted by Smelbourne | September 24, 2009, 11:32
  2. Perhaps the Syrians could set up a torture exhibition at the Royal melbourne show and then move on to Kryal Castle to compare their modern techniques with the ancient torture techniques.

    Tourist dollars ka-ching!

    Posted by excellent tourist attraction | September 24, 2009, 12:27
  3. Human rights conditions keep deteriorating in Syria. By the end of February it will be 45 years over Syria tyranny…

    The country is still controlled by a dictatorship and by the secret services. The unconstitutional Supreme State Security Court started the year with very harsh sentences while random arrests continue …

    Posted by axis of evil | September 24, 2009, 12:38
  4. There are no opposition political parties; there are no free elections. Syria’s security agencies continue to detain people without arrest warrants, and in many cases, torture them to extract confessions. The authorities treat Kurds, Syria’s largest non-Arab minority, as second-class citizens. Independent press remains nonexistent.

    Posted by syria record | September 24, 2009, 12:39
  5. Andy, you’re a genius!

    Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009, 12:42
  6. Weren’t they the bad guys in Back To The Future?

    Posted by Ctrain | September 24, 2009, 13:48
  7. good one andy

    Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009, 15:43
  8. Unlike that nice Mr Hu and his “government’s” human organ harvesting murder and torture racket, “cruel, gross, horrifying, systematic, and widespread” – and publicised:organharvestinvestigation.net. And his many more efficient spies [ie “officials”], agents [the same] and helpers subvert our national interests.

    Posted by Gerry of Mentone | September 24, 2009, 17:40
  9. Khalil Eideh is the Syrian nationalist government’s man in the Victorian Parliament.

    Posted by Anonymous | September 24, 2009, 19:25
  10. Nice exposure….Syria is in China’s league when it comes to human rights’ violations.

    Posted by Close to the storm | September 24, 2009, 23:38
  11. Syria is the last place on Earth you would want to live.

    The government is a regional bully that is full of hate.

    Posted by Anonymous | September 25, 2009, 6:52
  12. Vexnews’ caged monkey editor throwing faecal droppings around again.
    Syria is transforming rapidly for the better – which you should know if you followed the real news rather than the pants wetting volksnews drivel on this website – a consulate for Syria in Victoria would be very welcome indeed.

    Posted by Niceperson | September 25, 2009, 7:31
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    Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2009, 16:33