From John McCain to Ayman al-Zawahri, the call to arms has gone out around the world and been answered. Foreign fighters and weaponry are pouring into Syria, arming various insurgent and rebel factions with an eye toward joining an increasingly internationalized civil war.
What started as peaceful protests by a few hundred people in Daraa quickly grew into a nationwide call for reform in Syria. Before long, enough military defectors joined the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to make it a credible fighting force, and the protesters lost their revolution in favor of the Turkish backed FSA’s attempt at military conquest of the country.
Now everybody from the Arab League to al-Qaeda is looking to cash in, and secure their own interests in Syria. Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) is expanding significantly into Syria, with Iraq struggling to control the border.
The US and the Arab League are likely to have the most money to spend trying to buy influence in Syria’s various rebel fighters. AQI has the advantage of experienced fighters in Iraq, having just spent the last eight years fighting a US occupation there.
The ones with the least to bring to the table, now that so much of the international community has decided on a course of intervention, are Syria’s voting public. It seems that, as in Libya, they will be cut out in favor of preferred international-backed factions.
7 thoughts on “The Internationalization of Syria’s Civil War”
One thing is for sure, Syria is not going to be as Libya is where hundreds of UAE terrorist groups and Saudis illegitimate terrorist children’s were sent to destroy a country by dividing the Libyan nation. Everything is possible in theoretical terms, yet the government of Syria taken all necessary masseur to prevent a real war at home and everything els to insure this given fact, it is up to the Syrian people to decide not French nor the British nor it is up to Madam Secretary of USA nor the Russian or Chines.
Its needs to be understood that US and EU loudly demanding a regime change in Syria and if they could they would start with Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, China, Russia and any other country that is not under the control of the vulture capitalism and its militarism regime. So let the people of Syria solve their problem, let the Palestinians and Israelis solve their problems, this is the basic, the first step in democracy, what the West needs to do is to help that happen. By giving Israel more bombs and free WarPlaines is not going to help democracy, by supporting terrorist groups as your last resolute is not going to help democracy nor it well help democracy to function, so get real and start functioning as a democracy and above all for your own people. First thing first, kick out those senators who make money out of wars, like you know who.
After the visit to Syria by China's Deputy Foreign Minister Zhai Jun, one of the primary press organs of the Chinese government, the China Daily, has published an important warning to the US Empire, "Saying no to gunboat diplomacy," using strong, straight forward language hard to misinterpret:
"The current Syrian crisis is not an issue purely concerning human rights protection as the West alleges. The West wants to topple the Syrian government and replace it with a pro-Western one. Syria is considered a problem in the West's Middle East strategy because of its close relations with Iran and Lebanon, which are hostile to the United States."
And there is even stronger language within the article, which ought to be on Anti-war.com's main page, http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-02/20/c…
The call by American politicians to send arms to Syria's rebels is a disgrace. With al-Qaeda arming its supporters in Syria and working with other Salafist groups to overthrow Bashar al-Asad, our helping the collapse of the government helps the enemies we have been fighting for over ten years. Everything from the September 2001 attack to the Iraq and Afghan wars to the rise of Homeland Security and the curtailment of our Constitution to every US soldier killed, wounded or living with physical and/or mental handicaps was all for nothing. We should not align ourselves with our enemies, it is bad policy and costly.
With al-Qaeda as an ally in the overthrow of Bashar al-Asad, arming the insurgents is a disgrace to every American. The deaths of September 2001, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rise of Homeland Security, every soldier killed, wounded or living with the physical and mental scars all was for nothing. The very elements we are fighting want the destruction of the Syrian government. We should not help our enemies.
All lies, propaganda, and bull.
Syria is shaping up to be the Spanish Civil War of this generation. That was commies vs Fascists, no side good, and those staying away blamed too for evil winning no matter who won.
Now it is murderous autocrat vs murderous fundamentalists and suicide bombers.
"Al Qaida" spent the last 8 years fomenting warfare amongst Iraqis, and working to unseat every secular state in the middle east. They are owned and operated by the west, as admitted by many officials including the late Robin Cook. Shin Bet, Mossad, CIA, MI6, Al Qaida, etc, etc. They are all under one umbrella working towards a middle east with Israel at the pinnacle and the "camel jockey" savages chopping each other's heads off in backwards theocratic states. Meanwhile the banks and natural resources fall under the control of the Globalists. Syria's sin is their friendship with Iran; their independence from western desire. Like I predicted awhile back, airpower would have to be operating over Syria or their terrorists/spec ops teams would be defeated. Now there are US drones over Syria. Will Assad be the next Francis Ferdinand?
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