The Tragedy That Has Become Syria
It is reported that the Chinese Communist leader, Mao Tse Tung, once said, “All wars eventually end with negotiated settlements.”
While this may be true in most conflicts, five years into NATO’s brutal imposed war on Syria – and I refuse to call it, “The Syrian Civil War” – it appears that this dirty war on Syria will be unfortunately settled on the battlefield. All indicators are pointing to this geo-strategic bitter reality, so bitter and dangerous that it could lead the world into a major showdown – apocalypse style!
All manners of international laws have been broken, but powerful nations whose usual, empty, hypocritical slogans of “democracy”, “human rights”, and my most favorite cop-out phrase of all time, the “international community”, continue to enjoy impunity for their crimes. So far we have no reason to expect they will be prosecuted.
The credibly-accused imperialist rogue nations responsible for war crimes against countries such as Iraq, Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and now Syria, will not be prosecuted. Or so it appears.
Needless to say, they very much have been convicted in the court of public opinion by the true international community of nations, not just a handful of Rothschild-owned and operated rogue states which in their most ethnocentric arrogance usually only consider themselves [as wells as their proxies] to be the sole “international community”.
International law is selective, and these rogue nations know this. They are repeat offenders, and their impunity emboldens them.
If a just peace and respect for international law were to ever have been the desired outcome in Syria, then the West would reverse course. Clearly, that has been their proven record time after time.
The United States Peace Council (USPC) offers simple steps that are immediately attainable. Peace would be achieved if the West and its allies were to:
- Stop bombing Syrian economic infrastructure in the name of “fighting ISIS” which they are not.
- Stop injecting these terrorist Wahabi Jihadist savages into Syria.
- Stop funding, organizing and arming the combatants in Syria, i.e. FSA, Al-Nusra, etc.
- Lift all sanctions on Syria.
- Provide humanitarian aid to the war-torn Syrian people.
- Help the Syrian refugees settle wherever possible — including most importantly back in Syria!
Confusion-mongers would have us believe that solving this conflict isn’t simple. But that’s only because they are allied with the terrorists who have been invading Syria during the past five bitter years and clearly these confusion-mongers’ interests are NOT peace, but perpetual war. NATO does not want peace, neither does Wahabi Saudi Arabia, apartheid Israel, or the Gulf Arab dictatorships.
The case for peace is strong and encoded in laws, conventions, and charters. Article 51 of the UN Charter clearly states that, not that I was ever a fan of the hijacked, globalist UN. Nevertheless, that is the only model we have for now.
Article 51 of the UN Charter: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken the measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.”
Mercenary Wahabi terrorists – proxies for the West and its allies—have been criminally assaulting UN member Syria for years now, while Syria has been legally defending itself.
Syria and its allies respect the rule of law, unlike those imperialist rogue states which oppose international law, as evidenced by their failed attempts to impose illegal regime change.
UN Resolution 2254 is also very clear. Washington supports ISIS and every other terrorist group which is trying to destroy Syria. As such, Washington categorically rejects international law as well as UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which states that the war on Syria demands a “Syrian-led, Syria-owned political transition to end the conflict.”
Any country that openly [or covertly] supports illegal regime change in Syria supports ISIS — they have shared goals.
Washington and her NATO stooges have been very open about their support for illegal regime changes in the Middle East. They repeatedly use their neurolingual programming brainwashing phrase that, “Assad needs to go”. This line of reasoning goes all the way back to the 1990s forceful removal of Serbia’s president, Slobodan Milošević.
As with all illegal wars of aggression, Washington’s position is based on well-documented false pretexts, and it categorically rejects international law as well as UN Security Council Resolution 2254, which states that the war on Syria demands a “Syrian-led, Syria-owned political transition to end the conflict.”
ISIS, of course, and all other Western-supported mercenary Jihadi terrorists invading Syria also want “Assad to go”. The evidence of the West’s diabolical support of ISIS et al. mercenaries is increasingly transparent.
Apartheid Israel, Washington’s closest ally in the Middle East next to Saudi Arabia, is now publicly unraveling the ISIS psychological operation (psy op) – where they pretend to be fighting ISIS even as they are totally support it.
Israel’s military intelligence chief, Major General Herzi Halevy recently stated [at the Herzliya Conference] that, “Israel prefers ISIS over the Syrian government”, and he declared unambiguously that Israel does not want to see ISIS defeated.
Furthermore, writer Jason Ditz reports that Israeli officials have regularly expressed comfort with the idea of ISIS conquering the whole of Syria, saying they find it preferable to the Iran-allied government surviving the war. This is interesting because they were never so overtly supportive of ISIS and its survival.
Clearly, should the West’s objectives be realized, Wahabi terrorist gangs such as ISIS will fill the vacuum left by this illegal “regime change” war.
Israel, like Washington and its allies, including the Gulf Arab dictatorships, prefers the total destruction of democratic, pluralist, secular, civilized Syria in favor of gangs of Wahabi-inspired savages.
Here’s another outrageous falsehood: There have NEVER been any “moderate” terrorists in Syria! The true moderate opposition in Syria attends parliament and does not seek the violent overthrow of its elected government. The real “moderates” abhor the genocidal violence of the western-supported terrorists.
Journalist Stephen Lendman explains, “All armed opposition groups in Syria who are engaged in combat against government forces are slaughtering defenseless civilians. These are all terrorists. Washington and its rogue allies support them – imported death squads unable to exist without foreign backing.”
No so-called “moderate rebels” exist. Period! This is pure falsehood meant as a psychological warfare propaganda strategy to confuse the masses and manufacture consent for NATO’s evil endeavors in Syria.
Speaking last October at the International Valdai Discussion Club’s annual meeting, President Putin forthrightly said, “Why play with words dividing terrorists into moderate and not moderate? What’s the difference?”
We no longer need to draw on historical memory either – a weak spot with Western mindless consumers. Can we ever be forgiven for letting NATO destroy Libya, using Al-Qaeda proxies, and that Libya is now an ISIS stronghold?
Can we ever be forgiven for allowing the West’s utter destruction of Iraq, using proxies, or that it did the same thing in the already war-torn Afghanistan and Bosnia, or the fact that the West supports an illegal neo-Nazi infested regime in the Ukraine?
In the here-and-now, ignorance or forgetfulness is not an excuse!
In an interview with neo-con Wolf Blitzer on the CNN propaganda channel, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard re-iterated what we should all know: The war on Syria is illegal and counter-productive, and a (proposed) “No-Fly Zone” would escalate the war and worsen the current humanitarian and refugee crises.
She also amplified the fact that Western imperialism has (intentionally) strengthened rather than weakened terrorist groups in Iraq, Libya, and Syria.
In an interview with The Nation Magazine, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard explained that, “escalating the war to overthrow Assad will make things even worse. It will cause more suffering and chaos and strengthen ISIS and Al-Qaeda to the point where they may be able to take over all of Syria,” and the result, she says, “would be disastrous, including a genocide against religious minorities, secularists, atheists, and anyone who refuses to accept the extremist Wahabi theology. The refugee crisis will increase exponentially, and it could lead to a direct confrontation with Russia.”
The West’s refusal to seek peace and its choice to instead perpetrate an overseas holocaust is consistent with the Israeli Intelligence Chief’s lament that ISIS is being weakened in Syria.
Evidence demonstrates time and again that the West and its allies actively seek to destroy other sovereign nations by supporting terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, aka Al-Nursra Front, ISIS, and other terrorists groups. It’s increasingly a no-brainer on many levels: During the U.S. bombing campaign, ostensibly against ISIS, for example, ISIS territory actually increased dramatically.
Once a country is destroyed and/or Balkanized, it is less able to oppose any number of Washington’s toxic agendas, including pipeline plans which were the root cause of this whole conflict right from the beginning.
Whenever Washington or its allies talk about peace and combating terrorism, or whenever they vilify President Assad and the Syrian government, we can be assured that they are lying or that they are politically ignorant or that they are blindly following illegitimate diktats from above.
Besides the notion that our Western governments actually represent “the people” is increasingly absurd!
The West’s on-going violations against Syria share common elements with the West’s violations against Nicaragua during the 1980s. There is a legal precedent here. The International Court at the Hague ruled, on June 26, 1986 as follows:
“The International Court at the Hague decides that the United States of America, by training, arming, equipping, financing and supplying the ‘contra’ forces or otherwise encouraging, supporting and aiding military and paramilitary activities in and against Nicaragua, has acted, against the Republic of Nicaragua, in breach of its obligation under customary international law not to intervene in the affairs of another State.”
Ample evidence demonstrates, and has demonstrated for years, that NATO and its allies are committing the same crimes against Syria. They are training, arming, financing, supplying, and protecting all of the mercenary terrorists invading Syria as their proxy soldiers and death squads just like they did in Nicaragua in the 1980s.
Furthermore, all of this Western orchestrated death and destruction continues to be waged without an official declaration of war.
In light of recent events and US threats against Syria, because Washington and its coalition partners have neither been invited into Syria nor has war been declared against Syria or its partners, all aircraft in Syrian airspace other than those of the:
- Syrian Air Force,
- Russian Air Force, and
- Iranian Air Force
are prohibited from carrying air-to-air missiles over Syrian airspace.
ISIS has no air force in Syria; therefore air-to-air missiles carried by US-coalition aircraft have no legitimate purpose except to employ them against ‘1’ through ‘3.’ US-coalition aircraft may only retain an internal gun and flare/chaff dispensers for self-defense. All air-to-air weapons are prohibited.
Violators will be photographed, national origin and tail number recorded, and escorted out of Syrian airspace. Repeat offenders could be shot down and its aircrew returned to nation of origin. Aircraft that can carry air-to-air missile rounds in internal weapon bays – are prohibited.
The on-going and accelerating lawlessness of the West and its allies is unfolding within a framework of unprecedented state-sponsored terrorism. According to a plausible study by a German think tank, Firil Centre For Studies, about 360,000 foreign terrorist mercenaries fought in Syria, against the legitimate government of Syria, between April 10, 2011 and January 31, 2016.
And the dirty war continues, as Western citizens remain lulled by the sophisticated mainstream media propaganda, the effectiveness of which far exceeds any propaganda that North Korea might be able to project on its citizens. Humanity’s hopes for a better future are being suppressed by broken laws, by impunity, and by engineered political passivity.
By Alexander Azadgan