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Monday, April 10, 2017

Confused About Syria, You Should Be

Close your eyes, click your heels three times, and tell me if you actually know what the fuck is happening in Syria.

There’s an awful lot about the poison gas attack that doesn’t add up for the casual observer.

It was only a week ago that the US enunciated a new policy that we would be content for Bashar al Assad to remain in power presiding over the Syrian government — after years of grousing and threats against him. Apparently Trump Central had concluded that Assad was a better alternative than another failed state in the Middle East with no government at all.

That policy change was a yuge benefit for Assad since it removed any pretext for US subterfuge or “black box” mischief against him. He was rather busy fighting a civil war, after all. Against whom? A mash-up of Jihadi forces ranging from Isis (so-called), to al Qaeda and Jabhat al Nusra, its spinoff gang dedicated specifically against Assad personally. Assad’s relations with Isis were ambiguous and complex. Isis had used Syria as a staging area for its operations next door in Iraq. It was rumored that Assad purchased oil from Isis. Yet Isis had participated in actions against Assad. In any case, all of the Jihadis were Sunni, in opposition to Assad’s Iran-leaning regime. Assad himself belongs to the Alawite sect of Islam, a twig on the Shia branch. Syria as a whole is a majority Sunni population, so Assad and his father Hafez before him (President 1971 – 2000) have represented a minority (12 percent) in an era of inflamed Sunni-Shia passions.



Anonymous said...

What we do know is that Syria is a stationary chess piece that will cost the region and the world for decades, lives and money down the drain for nothing but ideology and power. If this sounds familiar, it's because it is.

Anonymous said...

Started to read - got to F bomb - said to my self. "self, this is not worth my time and it reads like that far right Zero???
site trash" Am I right? I'll wait for the FOX report on Syria/Russia.

Anonymous said...

Alright we hit Assad with some missles now it is time to get the hell out befor this turnes into another Vietnam. Let Russia fight ISIS.

Anonymous said...

sorry,slick. As soon as you use the "f" work I lose all respect for anything you say or believe in. If you cannot articulate your opinion without cussing, then stay off a forum like this. I am surprised the administrator allowed your comment to be published.

Anonymous said...

WWW III on the way soooo
Dnowflakes start doing push ups bc your going to die for your liberal country ? or will you chicken out and run to canada or mommys bsmt ?

Anonymous said...

Bet you're so sharp you consider Colbert the "smart choice". Running with your intellect is like running with scissors. Don't hurt yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha you think we're done here? We've gotta feed the military industrial complex boy! It's a shame this is the world we live in.