The West should get out of the way of peace in Syria

Bush and Blair are largely remembered only for the Iraq war. Now it looks like it’s Obama and Cameron’s turn – over Syria.

Recent lively discussions in Britain and America are happening precisely because people know what to expect if America gets ‘seriously’ involved (as apposed to its destabilising actions so far, of funding and weapons to the rebels). And our populations reject it.

This is how they manipulate us, chanting their line: it’s genocide, we’ve got to intervene… or they’re using forbidden weapons, it can’t be allowed to go on. But who decides what is genocide? Or what chemical weapons breaches to prosecute? Not you or me, nor is it Obama or Cameron. It’s the UN. But the UN defines Syria firstly as a civil war, and is taking time to collect what is known as evidence, about chemical weapons allegations.

The supposed justification is the breach of the 1925 Geneva Protocol on chemical weapons, introduced after the devastation of mustard gas in WW1. Chemical weapons being outlawed didn’t stop America using them in Vietnam, or the use of white phosphorous in Iraq. Or Israel’s use of it in Gaza. No-one has held them to account. Why?

The claim is only useful because it’s made by a superpower against its next target – Assad. The facts of the matter get suppressed, Assad’s claims routinely dismissed, even information that it could be a false flag – done by the rebels to incriminate Assad and get Western intervention, merely scoffed  at.

But while we’re at it, the last high-up UN calls on genocide came from two assistant secretary-generals, one after the other, in 1998 and 2000. Both resigned over what was happening in Iraq, calling it genocide.

This wasn’t war, nor was it Saddam killing his own people (like in 1988). This was the effect of Western-led sanctions, at the time killing 5,000 children a month… (and others).

Since sanctions were driven by the US and UK on the Security Council, nothing was done. The wilful targeting of the Iraqi people continued unabated. In fact, it was a “price worth paying” as the US Secretary of State had said in 1997 of the estimated 600,000 children who had died to date. (Not that ‘they’ – America) were paying any price). America and Britain deliberately leading the way, constructively destroying a country so that maybe 2 million died – at a time of peace!!

Today, it’s Syria’s misfortune to be on the way to Iran. Iran has been a target since 2000, with Iraq to be done first (as in Rumsfeld’s and others reaction to 9/11). Syria and Libya were also mentioned.

Still,  60% of Americans remain against war, or intervention as we are being trained to call it – so the state’s propaganda battle isn’t won yet. In Britain, our support might be 5% – but then, we remember Iraq more clearly as Blair bleated about 45-minute destruction and wriggled to get a second UN resolution.

What the West SHOULD do is stop feeding the insurgency, stop wrecking peace talks and stop funding and providing weapons to the insurgents. And yes, any victims of gassings, or shootings, or beheadings, are to be pitied – but those that are prepared to see Western ‘hot’ war on Syria clearly have little sympathy for the huge numbers more likely to die.

We may have seen 80,000 deaths to date, but creating pressure for peace would be far more productive than a war which could easily kill ten times that number.

This is Iraq the Sequel. We are being lied to to get a war. Again. And it goes back to America’s list in 2000, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Iran. Destablise as much as possible, support rebels, introduce foreign fighters, funds, weapons, and then false flag operations to produce a veneer of legitimacy.

And it won’t be the UN that invades… the UN won’t find adequate proof that Assad was behind the chemical weapons attacks. Again, this is just a useful pretext.  It will be some other US/UK-led deadly coalition.

(This is not like being a Kurd under Saddam. He had a genocidal plan for them, Al Anfal, and by their claims killed say 50-100,000 in 1988. Any Kurds would want to see the back of him. But did we make noise then? No, because genocide is only useful when we want to do something. We went as far as banning weapons – but then there was Matrix-Churchill…)

Syria isn’t as divided in the same major way that Iraq was. It’s certainly even more complicated a place now than it was before. But the people want peace. Not to be turned into another Libya… or Iraq…

Peace is not hard to imagine. It just means the West stopping participating in its various ways to get a war. To stop funding the rebels, like it’s funded countless coups in the past. To stop providing weapons, as it’s done to many previous groups, notably Al Qa’ida in Afghanistan.

The West has merely to get out of the way.

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2 thoughts on “The West should get out of the way of peace in Syria

  1. Problems

    Evidence
    That it was Assad is possible but
    1) No direct proof
    2) The timing is unlikely – directly before a UN visit and within a few kilometers of the inspectors

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    General Wesley Clark and the neocon battle order
    This is viral on the internet because it is such a big, obvious sign of intent and responsibility

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    False flag terrorist operations as laid down in US army special forces manual.
    Reccomends attacking own side and blaming enemy.
    It happens, it’s policy, it’s there in black and white.
    http://wikileaks.org/wiki/US_Special_Forces_counterinsurgency_manual_analysis

    “The psychological effectiveness of the CSDF concept starts by reversing the insurgent strategy of making the government the repressor. It forces the insurgents to cross a critical threshold-that of attacking and killing the very class of people they are supposed to be liberating.”

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    All those who voted for the Iraq war on the basis of false intelligence cannot be said to be competent or responsible.
    That’s every Hull MP, and Cameron, Hague etc.
    Check if your MP is a sucker for sexed up intelligence and knows how to start a war and get away with it here.

    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mps/

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    Syrian rebels reported sneaking around with their own chemical weapons.
    Carla Del Ponte
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10039672/UN-accuses-Syrian-rebels-of-chemical-weapons-use.html

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    Video available online of alleged rebel chemical weapon tests, yet to be debunked.

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    US provided Saddam with assitance in dployment of chemical weapons in Iran/Iraq war – culpability, hypocrisy, unprosecuted war crime.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/aug/19/iraq.usa

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    Gulf war one promoted on fake Iraq atrocities claim – babies in incubators. It’s a standard ploy, it happens. No proof it isn’t happening again.
    http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/0906/p25s02-cogn.html

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    Bandar threatens Putin with Al Qaeda attack at Sochi.
    http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/politics/2013/08/saudi-russia-putin-bandar-meeting-syria-egypt.html
    ” I can give you a guarantee to protect the Winter Olympics in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea next year. The Chechen groups that threaten the security of the games are controlled by us, and they will not move in the Syrian territory’s direction without coordinating with us.”

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    We are supposed to be broke, how can we afford a war ?
    http://www.theguardian.com/society/food-banks
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12806709
    “…the cost of a single cruise missile is about £500,000, while a single Tornado sortie is about £30,000 – in fuel alone.If a Tornado was downed, and had to be replaced, it would cost the Treasury upwards of £50m, he warned.”

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    UK support is going to Jihadists/Islamists while we are told they are our enemy and a threat to us. Government cannot get story straight.
    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/05/our-al-qaeda-terrorists-are-getting-beat-up-by-their-hezbollah-terrorists.html
    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/does-john-mccain-support-al-qaeda/
    Admitting to having received support from Al-Qaeda, the UK Telegraph reported of Libyan rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi last month: “Mr al-Hasidi insisted his fighters ‘are patriots and good Muslims, not terrorists,’ but added that the ‘members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader.”

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    Syrian rebels complicit in war crimes – UN report. Is it a crime to support them ?

    http://www.france24.com/en/20130604-war-crimes-daily-reality-syria-civil-war-un-report
    “War crimes and crimes against humanity have become a “daily reality” in Syria’s civil war, UN investigators say, noting that both sides of the conflict have been behind the massacre and torture of civilians, and may have used chemical weapons. ”

    United Nations report – all sides war criminals – therefore UK supports war criminals
    UN report pdf —
    http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7lboOR1SIXEALhVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzZ2tnYWMwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1ZJUDA1MV8x/SIG=12v5ubumm/EXP=1377675880/**http%3a//www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/PRCoISyria15082012_en.pdf

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