The Western Military Intervention in Syria: further thoughts – John Gelmini

English: Map of the Arabic Peninsula, displayi...

English: Map of the Arabic Peninsula, displaying Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt. (english version) Nederlands: Kaart van het Arabisch Schiereiland. De afgebeelde landen zijn Saoedi-Arabië, Jemen, Oman, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, Katar, Koeweit, Irak, Syrië, Jordanië, Libanon, Israël en Egypte. (engelse versie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is no legal case whatsoever because the Assad regime enjoys the confidence of 2/3rd’s of his people and the violence originally came from outside using American, British and French special forces to arm and train assorted Muslim fanatics financed by Arab dictatorships like Saudi Arabia and Qatar which are hardly models of democracy and tolerance.

Effectively we are attempting to invade Syria using proxy forces and mercenaries to usurp a nasty but legitimate Government that stands in our way of bigger geo-strategic objectives, namely controlling Eurasia.

The case strengthening that Dr Alf refers to is only possible if Bashir Assad commits so many war crimes that he loses his mandate to govern and his people decide to overthrow him.

Regardless of what he has supposedly done, that has not happened so Syrians must be left alone to determine what happens in their own country.

What will happen in practice is that the case will not be strengthened but we will pretend it has been on the basis of fabricated evidence as happened with Iraq and Vietnam, 20 years ago and 50 years ago respectively.

John Gelmini

 

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  8. “the Assad regime enjoys the confidence of 2/3rd’s of his people ”
    According to who? Where did this come from? Are you not aware that Syria is a dictatorship and the people have no say?

    “the violence originally came from outside using American, British and French special forces to arm and train assorted Muslim fanatics financed by Arab dictatorships”
    Wrong. The uprising began after the Syrian dictatorship brutally crushed peaceful democratic protests. Outside help came later.

    “to usurp a nasty but legitimate Government that stands in our way of bigger geo-strategic objectives, namely controlling Eurasia.”
    Assad is in no way part of the legitimate government. He only remains in power at the barrell of a gun. Also America and the UK are not trying to control the world.

    “The case strengthening that Dr Alf refers to is only possible if Bashir Assad commits so many war crimes that he loses his mandate to govern and his people decide to overthrow him.”
    That is what happened.

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