Thoughts on the Syria conflict?
What are the real agendas?
Why did the US fire missiles at the Syrian Air base?
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I was intending to write an article on the Syria conflict last week. However, the recent US missile strike on Syrian air bases forced me to delay it. I needed to further analyze the most recent part of this conflict. No side is completely innocent.
The most recent chemical attack occurred last week. Sarin gas killed over 80 people. It hit the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. News reporting and social media platforms were full of images and videos of dead children and injured adults and children. Global outrage followed. Emotion levels were high. Syrian President Bashar Al Assad is accused of using chemical weapons on his own people.
The Syria conflict has been going on since 2011 and I thought about the last time we saw this kind of outrage. The previous chemical attacks that were blamed on Assad. The first other The Russian bombing of Allepo cam to mind. News items and social media posts following condemned these attacks as “war crimes”. Why do the chemical attacks and the Russian bombing of Aleppo only get this kind of media coverage and global outrage?
The Obama administration had been regularly shelling Syria for years. Countless men, women and children that have been killed and injured by US bombs. Infrastructure has been damaged. They are also war crimes. Why aren’t we calling them that?
The US is involved in Syria for specific reasons. It’s very similar to their involvements/invasions of Libya and Iraq. There is nothing humanitarian in their agenda. This is not an agenda of bringing democracy and liberty to Middle Eastern barbaric dictatorships. Syria completes the triangle that also includes Iraq and Libya. Oil, Gas (Syria), region and regime control is what it’s all about.
Assad has been accused numerous times of using chemical weapons on his own people. Rebel groups (often US backed) have access to chemical weapons. The West keeps claiming there is evidence against Assad but they never show it. The US claimed to have concrete evidence that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. That evidence was never released. Assad is no angel. He is responsible for human rights violations but is he overly demonized?
Assad has never been more in control of Syria. Why would he do something this horrendous that would cause such global outrage and attention? Donald Trump stated last week that US was planning on leaving Assad alone. That’s his ideal position. It makes no sense to jeopardize that.
The west has not shown proof. Only reported claims of proof. I see three options here: Assad did it, US backed rebels did it in order to frame Assad, or the Syrian Army accidentally dropped regular weapons on a chemical weapon compound. I could believe either the second of third option.
Donald Trump’s pre-election stance on reducing US interference in the Middle East was great but I knew it would only remain a great idea. Congress and the National Security Machine would not allow this to occur. General H.R. McMaster is the new National Security Adviser who briefed Trump on the military proposal to strike Syria. The previous adviser was apparently assisting in steering the US away from Syrian involvement.
Less than 48 hours after the chemical attack, the US responded with a missile attack on Syria’s air base. This was not done in retaliation for the chemical attack. Why would any nation care about a mini Chemical attack that hit less than 100 people? That’s a convenient and emotional story to gain public support.
This was an opportunity to finalize Project Syria and to work on the removal of Assad. It would have happened sooner under Obama if Russia didn’t interfere. Putin put a lengthy delay in their plan. The US, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia have been planning on creating a gas pipeline that will run through Syria which will supply gas to Europe. Russia is already supplying gas to Europe, which explains Russia’s involvement.
People often forget that Syria has become the grounds for a global proxy war. The US and its allies versus Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. Twenty three of the fifty nine missiles hit target. The missiles were also a warning to the enemy nations. This came days after a tense meeting between Trump and China’s president, particularly in regards to North Korea.
Russia and Iran are now threatening the US with military action if they cross the “red line”. People are predicting world war 3. I wouldn’t go that far, but things are looking grim. I have always been in favor of the West pulling out of the Middle East but it’s not going to happen. That’s my version of extreme wishful thinking.