The destruction of Syria, unfortunately, could go on for years.
It has already been very nearly two years since the armed destabilization began.
I first caught a whiff of this destruction campaign on the weekend of March 22/23-2011.
Resulting in a post up on March 24/11: Western backed Social Media "revolution" coming to Syria
Almost immediately after post, I covered the fact that two Americans were arrested in Syria.
Both coming from Egypt- one having dual citizenship. Two Americans arrested in Syria
It appeared, at least to me, something was definitely happening.
Indeed it was and I have been covering Syria ever since
Either the readers here have enjoyed or hated it? I don’t know?
Either way the goings on in Syria have been a real eye opener.
Feeling as if a witness to, via main stream media coverage, a NATO/Israel/GCC destabilization campaign From the time it was physically set in motion. Of course I am not referring to all the planning.
Boy,what a learning curve! Just trying to figure it all out, for lack of a better descriptor
That stroll down memory lane completed I have two perspectives to share. One from WP.
One from Gulf News. Both quite different
One spinning erosion of power accelerating with a twist.
The other talking stalemate
The erosion of the Syrian regime’s authority is accelerating, and the “increasingly beleaguered” government, which has been unable to defeat insurgents with conventional weapons, might be prepared to use chemical weapons, the top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.The Washington Post article is raising the spectre of chemical weapons usage
James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, also noted that elements of Syria’s biological weapons program “may have advanced beyond the research and development stage,” and that Syria possesses conventional and chemical weapons systems that “could be modified for biological agent delivery.”
Which makes me suspect WP is engaging in narrative creation to justify intervention rather then representing reality.
Then there is this paragraph.
The prolonged instability is also allowing al-Qaeda’s al-Nusrah Front affiliate to establish itself in Syria, according to Clapper, who described the group as “pretty astute” in its ability to provide municipal services amid the broadening humanitarian crisis.
But no mention of just how it is al Nusrah front is getting the funding to provide services.
Who is putting up the money? I would suspect it is NATO via the Gulf monarchies or Israel.
The Washington Post doesn't even ask the question. Why?
Officials said al-Qaeda’s core leadership group is so degraded that it is probably unable to carry out large-scale attacks in the West. A serious threat, said Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, emanates from “homegrown extremists who may well be inspired or radicalized by the message that al-Qaeda sends.”
Homegrown extremists? Come on!
Gulf News: US-Russian efforts can end Syria crisis
Putting a stop to the killing of innocents, enforcing United Nations control and creating the space for dialogue is critical since those who persist in feeding the conflict with arms know it can last for years.
Hundreds (thousands?) of jihadists have descended on a country — from Afghanistan, Iraq or Libya — whose regular army, like it or not, is still in command.
The core of Damascus is still under the control of the Bashar Al Assad regime. He can easily convince an increasingly tired population how life was better some years ago.
“In no way can the rebels win, write it down in your magazine, they are not going to win!” former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati told Politique Internationale. The Syrian army still has enough materiel; local militias supporting the government are increasing in number and foreign allies – the presence of Iran’s Al Quds units was even confirmed by the Pasedaran Major General Mohammad Ali Ja’afari — will make up for the rest.
Anti Nato Syrians parade their flag
Doesn't appear to be a government afraid of it's people. Nor does it appear to be a "popular uprising" as so many in the media and the mouthpieces of Israel would have us believe
The Al Assad regime, on the contrary, seems now to be prepared for talks, but nobody wants to talk with it. Meanwhile, arms are being poured into the country, so that more Syrians can die.
Europeans continue to favour the Syrian National Coalition route. But it is clear that the collection of jihadists, deserters, genuine freedom fighters and exiled, talkative intellectuals would lead nowhere.
The Arab League already demonstrated some months ago its pathetic response. Whatever the reasons, some Arabs thought it judicious to help destroy another Arab state instead of concentrating on other targets.
Why would Arabs think it judicious to destroy another Arab state?
Who could be encouraging that action? What nation in the ME would benefit and encourage certain lackey Arab nations to destroy another Arab state?
Of course, Israel would be the beneficiary of that type of discord.
Funny, how is it that the perpetual victim nation is not being threatened by all this destruction?
Instead Israel is benefiting, gaining land and resources and clearly aiding in fomenting the death and destruction taking place in Syria. Israel, a victim? No, looks to be a big beneficiary, perpetrator and possibly a victor.
Gulf News continues....
Secretary of State John Kerry has confirmed the US wants a political settlement and Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t make Al Assad’s fate a key issue: he knows his departure alone would solve nothing.
Obama won a peace prize, remember?
So, nearly two years later is there going to be a political settlement?
Will the US, Israel and GCC allow that to take place?