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Saturday, February 25, 2012

US and NATO stay out of Syria

There has been a loud call from liberals and conservatives calling for action in Syria against President Bashar al-Assad/بشار حافظ الأسد‎ and his regime. They have allegedly been shelling and bombings civilian targets. Once again we see people holding signs for reporters that say “help us.” It looks like déjà vu-Libya all over again. The US and NATO will talk of simple air strikes and help for the rebels, the UN will call for Assad to step down and then a full scale war with a NATO puppet regime.
In Libya there was a lot of killing of opposition people and pro-Qaddafi supporters after the rebels took Libya. That was overlooked since the US and much of Europe had it out for years with Muammar Gaddafi/ معمر محمد أبو منيار القذافي. Now his oil was ripe for the western countries to lute.
Some groups have actually supported Assad. Others have called him the equivalent of an imperialist lackey. The innocent people asking for help are like people waiting to jump into a crocodile infested river to escape a lion attack. The US and NATO will be glad to take over Syria and wipe out all those in the government as it did in Libya, but those people are being asked to be pawns of Imperialism. They may get some early relief from the war, but they will lose any possibility of sovereignty or democracy.
There may be some progressives wanting to over throw Assad.  And his government doesn’t look good bombing civilians. That is unacceptable behavior. However we must all unite against any US or NATO involvement in Syria. Let the people there and Arab countries around them work this problem out. Don’t let Syria become another NATO puppet regime.   -សតិវ​អតុ

The following was sent to Kasama by A World to Win News Service. (February 13, 2012)
The U.S. military has “begun to review potential military options” in Syria, according to the New York Times. (February 11, 2012) An unnamed American military official told this authoritative newspaper, “We’re looking at a whole range of options, but as far as going to one course of action, I haven’t seen anything.” The report says the “possible options” that would be considered include “everything, including humanitarian assistance, army rebels, covert actions, airstrikes, deploying ground troops or doing nothing.”
….That revolt, Salameh Kaileh, a prominent Arab Marxist from Palestine living in Syria, told AWTWNS in an interview last August, was unleashed by the middle strata in the countryside. In smaller provincial cities, it now involves all social classes, including the merchants and local capitalists, Kaileh said.
…….As Kaileh said, the U.S. was now seeking regime change, but a controlled regime change, hoping to avoid unleashing uncontrollable forces, including the masses of Syrian people themselves, that might lead to an outcome that would destabilize the whole U.S.-dominated structure of the region, including the regimes in neighboring Turkey and Jordan.
“Following the Tunisian and Egyptian model, this change (sought by the U.S. in Syria) would not be a radical one but a change within the regime itself,” Kaileh said. One possible form would be a split within the power structure, particularly the armed forces, and a coup, spurred on by or even possibly brought about by foreign military intervention.

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