June 28, 2012

NATO's Kafkaesque War Against Syria

 Kafka's ghost wrote the screenplay for NATO's war against Syria.

NATO's war against Syria has been long in the making. In September 2003, the Guardian newspaper wrote about a secret CIA-MI6 plan from 1957 that recommended ways to change the government in Syria and replace it with a puppet regime. Here is an excerpt from the Guardian article:
"The plan called for funding of a "Free Syria Committee", and the arming of "political factions with paramilitary or other actionist capabilities" within Syria. The CIA and MI6 would instigate internal uprisings, for instance by the Druze in the south, help to free political prisoners held in the Mezze prison, and stir up the Muslim Brotherhood in Damascus.

The planners envisaged replacing the Ba'ath/Communist regime with one that was firmly anti-Soviet, but they conceded that this would not be popular and "would probably need to rely first upon repressive measures and arbitrary exercise of power".

The plan was never used, chiefly because Syria's Arab neighbours could not be persuaded to take action and an attack from Turkey alone was thought to be unacceptable. The following year, the Ba'athists moved against their Communist former allies and took Syria into a federation with Gen Nasser's Egypt, which lasted until 1963."
Speaking of the CIA-MI6's 1957 plan for regime change in Syria, the author of the website "Moon of Alabama," said: "That all sounds very familiar when compared what is happening these days."

After fifty-five years, the plan to destroy Syria has been put into action by the CIA, MI6, and their clients in the Middle East. A number of factors explain why Washington and London decided to act against Syria this time around.

One, the Arab world has turned on Syria in the wake of the CIA's Arab Spring, which saw the replacement of anti-Western rulers with pro-Western puppets.

Two, Syria's former ally, Egypt, has swung to the corner of the Western-backed Muslim Brotherhood, which supports a NATO intervention in Syria. Its real name should be the CIA-MI6-Mossad Brotherhood.

Three, Turkey is led by a foolish and arrogant leader who wants to fulfill the wishes of his Western masters by committing aggression against Syria.

And four, the collapse of the Soviet Union naturally emboldened the U.S. empire and made the power-drunk crazies in Washington dream of world domination. And taking out Syria is part of their insane dream. 

Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury  Paul Craig Roberts says the "criminally insane government in Washington," poses, "the greatest threat to life on earth that has ever existed." Roberts writes:
"The neoconservative lie behind Washington’s wars of hegemony is that the US is bringing democracy to the invaded and bombed countries. To paraphrase Mao, “democracy comes out of the barrel of a gun.” However, the Arab Spring has come up short on democracy, as have Iraq and Afghanistan, two countries “liberated” by US democratic invasions.

What the US is bringing is civil wars and the breakup of countries, as President Bill Clinton’s regime achieved in former Yugoslavia. The more countries can be torn into pieces and dissolved into rival factions, the more powerful is Washington."
Washington's war against Syria and war against terror are, at their core, propaganda wars. The truth is Washington's biggest enemy, not this or that country, or this or that terrorist organization. Washington is not afraid of Al-Qaeda, which it created, but whistleblowers, truth-tellers, and investigative journalists.

The surreal aspects of the media war against Syria have not gone unnoticed. The Western media has twisted reality and falsified the crisis from day one. It's like Kafka's ghost is penning Barack Obama's speeches, and NATO's official statements on the Syrian conflict.

NATO's latest stunt in its propaganda war against Syria revolves around a Turkish jet illegally invading Syrian airspace. The whole world knows Syria is on the right side, and Turkey is on the wrong side. But right and wrong doesn't matter to NATO. Reality doesn't matter, either. This newest provocation by NATO shows that Washington doesn't care how absurd it's case against Syria sounds to the international public. It is so committed to its illegal policy of regime change.

Independent journalist Finian Cunningham says that NATO is engineering an, "all-out war in the Middle East," but still has the audacity to establish "peace" conferences about how to end its own criminal wars. Cunningham writes in his article, "NATO Proxies Turkey and Saudi Arabia Move to War Footing on Eve of Syrian ‘Peace Summit’":
"The NATO-backed covert aggression against Syria could be reaching a tipping point for all-out war involving state forces. That should be no surprise. For the past 16 months, NATO and its regional proxies have been steadily increasing the violence and turmoil inside and outside Syria, while the Western corporate-controlled media maintain the ridiculous fiction that the bloody chaos is largely due to the government forces of President Bashar Al Assad cracking down on “peaceful protesters”.

Ironically, the crisis is culminating at the same time that the United Nations convenes an emergency summit on Syria in Geneva this weekend. The meeting, which is ostensibly aimed at “reviving the Kofi Annan peace plan”, will be attended by the five permanent members of the UN security council and other “invited” regional states. The irony is that leading NATO members, the US, Britain and France, as well as their Turkish and Arab allies who will also be attending the crisis conference, are the very parties that have deliberately created the precipice for all-out war in the Middle East." 
Syria's resistance to NATO's aggression is heroic. The people of Syria have acted bravely by standing together as one and opposing the evil plot that has been hatched against them.

Contrary to popular opinion, the legitimate opposition to Assad in Syria does not want a NATO invasion. There is no need to protect civilians from Assad's government because his government is not doing the killing. The CIA's Islamists and other members of NATO's death squads who are misrepresented as "rebels" are doing the killing. They have proven by their bloodthirsty actions that they are barbaric savages who belong in prison, not in government.

But, Washington doesn't care how many innocent Syrians are killed as a result of its support for Islamic extremists like Al-Qaeda. "Lives be damned!" shout the maniacs in Washington. They will lay the Middle East flat if it means they get to put their flag on the ruins. Washington's "humanitarian warriors" are more ruthless and barbaric than Genghis Khan was.

When the history of our age is written, NATO will be remembered as the most rotten and godless empire that the world has ever seen.