Friday, June 21, 2013
Which Brand of Evil Do We Support ?
America is getting dragged into a very, very dangerous proxy war. - and its allies could soon become its better-armed enemies. Washington's decision to arm Syria's Sunni Muslim rebels has plunged America into the great Sunni-Shia conflict of the Islamic Middle East. For the first time, all of America's ''friends'' in the region are Sunni Muslims and all of its enemies are Shitites. Breaking all President Barack Obama's rules of disengagement, with 70% of Americans opposed to helping the rebels, the US is now fully engaged on the side of armed groups which include the most extreme Sunni Islamist movements in the Middle East.
The Independant on Sunday has learned that a military decision has been taken in Iran -- even before last week's presidential -- to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revoluntary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces against the largely Sunni rebellion that has cost almost 100,000 lives in just over two years. America's alliance now includes the wealthiest states of the Arab Gulf, the Sunni territories between Egypt and Morocco, as well as Turkey and the fragile British-created monarchy in Jordan. Up to 3,000 American ''advisors'' are now believed to be in Jordan, and the creation of a southern Syria ''no-fly zone'' -- opposed by Syrian controlled anti-aircraft batteries - will turn a crisis into a hot war.
In the Middle East, there is a cynical disbelief at the American contention that it can distribute arms -- almost certainly including anti-aircraft missiles -- only to secular Sunni rebel forces in Syria represented by the so-called Free Syria Army. The more powerful al-Nusrah Front, allied to al-Qaeda, dominates the battlefield on the rebel side and has been blamed for atrocities including execution of Syrian government prisoners of war, eating the heart of a soldier, beheadings, mutilation
From now on, therefore, every suicide bombing in Damascus -- every war crime committed by the rebels -- will be regarded in the region as Washington's responsibility. The very Sunni-Wahabi Islamist filth who killed thousands of Americans on 11th September, 2001 -- who are America's greatest enemies as well as Russia's -- are going to be proxy allies of the Obama administration. The other lesser enemies include Lebanese Hizballah, the Alawite Shite regime in Damascus and of course Iran. Don't forget Iraq, a largely Shiite nation which America ''liberated'' from Saddam Hussein's Sunni minority in the hope of balancing the Shiite power of Iran, has -- against all US predictions -- itself now largely fallen under Tehran's influence and power. Iraqi Shiites, as well as Hizballah members, have both fought alongside Assad's forces.
Russia has given its total support to Assad, three times vetoing UN Security Council resolutions that might have allowed the West to intervene directly in the civil war. Vladimir Putin puts a rather good argument for not arming the Syrian rebels. He stated; ''One hardly should back those who kill their enemies and, you know, eat their organs. Do we want to support these people? Do we want to supply arms to these savage people?'' It's an argument echoed by Boris Johnson, the Conservative Mayor of London; ''How is it supposed to work? How are we meant to furnish machine guns and anti-tank weapons to one set of opposition forces, without them ending up in the hands of al-Qaeda-affiliated thugs who execute and butcher in the name of their rotten Prophet.''
Just over a week ago, a 14 year old boy called Mohammed Qataa was selling coffee from his stall at Aleppo. A friend of his asked for a cup, and said that he would pay him back later. Young Mohammad said that he didn't take credit, and wanted payment there and then. Indeed, he went on casually to say that even if the Prophet Mohammad had come down, he would not give him credit. Alas, his jocular remark was overheard. Three members of the movement called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria decided that they took exception. So they kidnapped the kid and took him off to beat him; the next morning they brought him back with whiplash marks on his body and dumped him still alive, by his coffee stand. A member of the brigade made a speech to the gathering crowd, ''Citizens of Aleppo, disbelieving in God and cursing the prophet is polytheism. Whoever it is will be punished like this.'' In full view of the crowd and the boy's parents -- pleading hysterically -- this man fired two bullets into Mohammed head, killing him instantly.
The Way I See It.....these rebels are odious, twisted, hate-filled thugs; arrogant and inadequate creeps, intoxicated by the pathetic illusion of power that comes with guns; poisoned by a perversion of religion into a contempt for all norms of civilised behavior. They are fighting not for freedom but for a terrifying Islamic state in which they would have the whip hand. Already in areas these bastards control they are intimidating the Christian population with threats to convert to Islam, as their foul founder first did, with four options: convert, pay a tax to stay, if not move out or die.
In fact, it is the West's failure militarily to support the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) and its principal military counterpart, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), that is strengthening the hand of al-Qaeda in Syria. The SNC is formally committed to the establishment of a ''democratic and pluralistic civil state'' and is recognised by Britain, the US, the EU and the Arab League as legitimately representing the Syrian people. Yet demoralised by their shortage of arms, soldiers of the FSA have been defecting to the al-Qaeda affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra milta, which is, according to some sources, the best equipped rebel force in Syria. The double-headed monster traditionally oppressing the Arab world -- brutal dictatorships in power and opposition channelled into Islamist extremism and terrorism is alive in Syria. My mind boggles with the thought that the US would want to play any part in it. Oh yes Barack, these people really represent a very TOLERANT religion.......NOT!!!