Death in Syria 95


The killings of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik are deeply sad, as are the killings of all those millions of innocents who have died in the conflicts of the last decade whose names do not get such global sympathy. That is not to decry the sympathy; the world needs more of it, not less.

The Assad rule of Syria is brutal and it would be good if it were to end. There is no doubt the indiscriminate nature of the bombardment of Homs is vicious and wrong. But the same was true of the NATO destruction of Sirte. The idea that the answer to such deaths is to intensify the killing to a more industrial scale is crazed. The deliberate escalation of civil war in order to back a new winning side to gain leverage over economic resources appears to be the new standard method of advancing the interests of ruling western elites.

The truth is that Gadaffi was awful, but the life of ordinary Libyans is no better for the war, death and destruction and there is no practical improvement in human rights – indeed an awful lot more arbitrary rule, rape, brutalisation and killing by armed militias.

Life in Iraq is materially still massively worse than under the awful Saddam Hussain. The doctrine of “liberal intervention” is a screen for resource grab. The fact its practical effects on the countries upon whose inhabitants the necessary death – or “creative destruction” in the words of imperialist propagandist Niall Fergusson – is rained, are the opposite of those claimed, is hidden by the media simply declaring “Mission accomplished” and moving on. The awfulness of everyday life today in Iraq and Libya is not shown.

I hope Syrians can save themselves from their own government, their own militias, and above all from the awesome death-dealing of NATO.


95 thoughts on “Death in Syria

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  • Paul Barbara

    Are you aware of 4* General (ret) Wesley Clark’s video interviews in 2006 & 2007?(Wesley Clark was Supreme Allied Commander Europe at time of Balkan conflict), where he told the interviewers that he had visited the Pentagon shortly after 9/11, spoke briefly to Wolfowitz, then was told on his way out by a 3* General in the Joint Chiefs whom he knew that the US was going to attack Iraq. When Clark asked ‘Why? Have they linked Iraq to 9/11, the General said ‘No’.
    A few weeks later, after the bombing of Afghanistan began, Clark returned to the Pentagon and asked the same 3* General if the US was still going to attack Iraq. The General replied, ‘It’s worse than that. We’re going to overthrow 7 governments in 5 years; Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and then Iran’ (see video below).
    Well, the time scale has obviously slipped, but some other countries have obviously been added to the list; Tunisia, Egypt and Cote D’Ivoire.

    Some useful info re anti-Syrian regime machinations:

    SYRIA: CIA-MI6 Intel Ops and Sabotage:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29126

    Thierry Meyssan:
    http://www.voltairenet.org/Free-Syrian-Army-commanded-by

    Wesley Clark transcript of Democracy Now interview:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=5166

    Short clip from ‘Democracy Now’: (THIS IS THE KILLER)

    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/05/22/general-wesley-clark-reveals-plan-invade-iraq-syria-lebanon-lybia-somalia-sudan-iran-22858/

    (Full Democracy Now programme:http://www.archive.org/details/dn2007-0302_vid)

    Living ‘victim’ speaks on Syrian TV:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ_GGDVOFUA

    Sybil Edmonds blog: US training support camp in Incirlik, Turkey, for war on Syria:
    http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/12/03/us-media-distorters-of-reality-gravediggers-of-truth/

    The Pentagon’s “Salvador Option”: The Deployment of Death Squads in Iraq and Syria
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26043
    by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

    Re ‘spontaneity’ of ‘Arab Spring’, search ‘Arab Spring + George Soros’, and ‘+ NED’ and ‘+ Freedom House’.
    ”This
    quest for a world government has been going on for a long time. For example, on
    February 17, 1953, Financier Paul Warburg said before the U.S. Senate: “We shall have
    world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.”

    CIA & Western media in Syria:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbMbWp0BV7o

  • Suhayl Saadi

    This is from a site sympathetic to, and supportive of, UK Special Forces. They are suggesting that UK and other NATO Special Forces, are intimately involved in supporting the ‘rebels’ in Syria. Usual prefixes:
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    eliteukforces.info/uk-military-news/0501012-british-special-forces-syria.php
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  • David Ellis

    `The truth is that Gadaffi was awful, but the life of ordinary Libyans is no better for the war, death and destruction and there is no practical improvement in human rights – indeed an awful lot more arbitrary rule, rape, brutalisation and killing by armed militias.’

    More of the arbitrary stuff but a hell of a lot less of the systematic organised stuff. Gadaffi was more than awful. His demise is a cause for global celebration.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    Usual prefixes:
    .

    From The Daily Telegraph (for goodness sake):
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    telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9122749/Thirteen-French-officers-captured-by-Syrian-Army.html
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    ‘A [French] defence spokesman said: “We have no information on this. We neither confirm nor deny it.” ‘
    .
    Well, sooner or later, they will admit – and will celebrate – the presence of Special Forces from France (and probably the UK) on the ground in Syria.
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    More disinformation is exposed:
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    csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2011/0608/If-Syria-s-ambassador-to-France-didn-t-resign-on-TV-who-did
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    And a really good piece on this blog – definitely check it out:
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    silviacattori.net/article1754.html
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    The actual battlefield may be in Syria, but the information war is going on right here, right now.

  • Suhayl Saadi

    This is an excellent site. Sylvia Cattori has written a number of articles on the subject of Syria – check them out. Usual prefix:
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    silviacattori.net/article2898.html

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