The U.S. announced last week that Syria had crossed the line it had set about chemical weapons being used, claiming that the Syrian government was using chemical weapons. I had been anticipating this announcement ever since the U.S. stated that it would start providing arms to the rebels in Syria if chemical weapons were used. It struck me at the time as a foolhardy approach to the situation in Syria, especially considering the many mercenaries fighting in the beleaguered country. I could just imagine some mercenaries saying to themselves, “All we have to do is start using chemical weapons, and the U.S. will start supplying us with some serious weaponry and ammunition.” What a strong incentive to use chemical weapons; I consider this is a Pandora’s box that could unleash untold horror, and one that the U.S. will eventually dearly regret opening.
I stand opposed to amping up the war in Syria on the side of the rebels. Already the CIA, Mossad, and other intelligence agencies have caused great harm by funding some of the most violent elements in the Middle East to go to Syria, inflaming the situation with violence. In the propaganda war being waged by the West, there is no way of knowing whether the Syrian government or rebels are committing the worst violence. We do know that Israel attacked Syria by air, which I consider a war crime. One day we may well find that the U.S. involvement in Syria was also one long series of war crimes.
It stands to reason that the people of Syria are not going to fare well with becoming the battle field of mercenary forces from all over the Middle East. Perhaps Syrians wish to rid themselves of Assad, but that is their prerogative to sort out for themselves and make decisions about their government without the U.S. or any other country trying to force regime change on them in the bloodiest way possible.
Who knows what to believe in a propaganda war? I have been researching the situation in Syria for well over a year, and I’m still trying to sort it all out. Every claim that the U.S. has made about violence and atrocities committed by the Syrian government has been hotly debated in the press. Many people have come forward persuasively with proof that it was rebel forces, not the Syrian government. There have been claims that Al-Qaeda terrorists have aligned with the rebel forces. Just who is the U.S. giving arms and ammunition to? I am extremely concerned about this.
I am not saying that the Syrian government is blameless. However, the U.S. has no right to go into Syria and take sides in the way that it’s doing, especially not with so much confusion.
And were chemical weapons actually used? The Global Post published an article, “Syria: The horrific chemical weapons attack that probably wasn’t a chemical weapons attack.” In this article, it was claimed that it was probably tear gas that caused the foaming at the mouth that was seen in an attack on people at Aleppo, which is the only report that I could find of chemical weapons being used. An analysis by experts who were familiar with the symptoms of sarin gas had ascertained that some of the most telling signs of a sarin gas attack were missing. Most of the villagers in Aleppo survived, which would not have been the case if sarin gas had been used.
Corrupt governments in Europe and the U.S. which profit from the arms trade are complicit in getting involved in sending weapons and ammunition to Syria. Global civil society needs to put a stop to this, which can be done if people raise their voices in protest until the overwhelming chorus sends a clear message that we will not tolerate this. Everyone who wants a world of peace, a world of liberty and good will towards each other, a world in which love and kindness prevail, must get involved in what’s happening in Syria. Otherwise we continue to tolerate a situation that may very well lead to a greater Middle East War, global warfare, and the demise of all of humanity.
The line in the sand has to be drawn against the use of violence by any party. The U.S. has no moral standing to denounce or police other countries for using terrible weapons of war, not after using depleted uranium in Iraq, daisy cutters in Afghanistan, and drones to kill people indiscriminately in several other countries: Pakistan, Yemen, the Sudan and Somalia, to name a few. We all need to tear down the veil of lies and deception, and ask ourselves who the real terrorists are.