Kerry Leave Syria Alone?
By Daniel McAdams
May 19 2014 " ICH "
- " RPI "
US Secretary of State John Kerry seems to be on a
personal mission to draw the US into an invasion of
Syria. At the least, he remains determined to
continue backing the rebellion against the Syrian
government until the country is completely
yesterday in London, the self-styled “Friends of
Syria,” including, in addition to the US and UK,
such model democracies as
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and
Turkey, determined to increase assistance to
those who for three years have fought to overthrow
the Syrian government.
the opportunity at the meeting to again accuse the
Syrian government of using chemical weapons,
apparently not at all chastened by his fraudulent
claims to the same effect last year. “Raw data”
suggests the Syrian government used chlorine gas
recently, Kerry claimed this time. Very raw, no
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on the same
day that, “We’ve not seen any evidence” of
additional chemical attacks. It seems that the US
at war with itself, with Kerry seeming to go
rogue at every opportunity.
summer that Kerry
said unambiguously that “we know” that Assad
used chemical weapons in Ghouta. Also remember that
completely wrong, having placed the US on the
brink of invading another country on a
though an agreement was reached last summer whereby
the Syrian government agreed to give up its
strategic chemical arsenal — an agreement that was
kept — the US only intensified its support for
the US recently launched a
pilot program to provide deadly TOW missiles to
the “moderate” opposition. However, it has
already been reported that these missiles almost
immediately landed in the hands of radicals in
Syria, including fighters from the notorious al-Nusra
Front. In short, the US is providing some of the
deadliest weapons in its arsenal to affiliates of
indefinite detention provisions of the National
Defense Authorization Act actually enforced,
Secretary Kerry and much of the US Administration
would currently be in custody, held incommunicado
without charge or access to legal counsel. But such
laws do not apply to those in charge of making or
this ramping up of aid to the
extremist-dominated rebels in Syria comes amid
the first signs of a way out from the three year
long nightmare. In Homs, considered the birthplace
of the rebellion, government forces and rebels
reached an agreement for a peaceful rebel withdrawal
from the city. The years-long fight ended and almost
immediately the population began
returning to their city to begin rebuilding.
Had the US
propaganda about the Assad regime been true, we
would of course have seen government forces
slaughtering the people upon their return. But in
fact the opposite was true, as the Syrian flag was
raised again in the city and the people set out
to return to what is left of their homes.
As even the
Los Angeles Times
group of Christian women headed into the Old
City to view the remains of their family home.
The Christian minority is generally effusive
about the “liberation” of an area central to
their ancient identity. “The Army has swept
away all of the bad people from our city,” said
Hannan Ragap, 45, a mother of two who sported
spike heels and jeans as she walked toward the
Old City. In the adjacent Zahra district, people
were savoring a victory against what many view
as an existential threat from a radical Islamist
still rebel-controlled, anti-government fighters are
looking wearily but with hope at the peaceful
surrender of Homs.
quotes Syrian rebel “Abdel” fighting in Aleppo:
admit it: Time has come for an agreement,’ Abdel
says. … The model, he says, is Homs, where
cease-fires are now beginning to appeal to weary
rebel fighters in Aleppo. ‘We are not
surrendering, because we will prevent Assad from
staying in power, but through other means.
Nobody can prevail with weapons. Do you know
what is there, on the western side, in the
direction of this mortar? Do you know what I am
shooting at? There is my house. I am shooting at
absurdity of the struggle laid bare, a “rebel”
reduced to shooting at his own house!
against this backdrop that the US seeks to actually
intensify and prolong the war. It is against this
backdrop that John Kerry continues to push for US
involvement in Syria, to the point of again making
wild claims with zero evidence. Listen to the
disoriented but murderous rage
in his voice.
Secretary of State yesterday condemned the upcoming
presidential vote in Syria, saying, “Together, we
are unified in saying that Assad’s staged elections
are a farce. They’re an insult. They are a fraud on
democracy, on the Syrian people and on the world.”
even the United Arab Emirates’ English language
The National (recall that UAE, being one of the
“Friends of Syria” is far from pro-Assad),
dirty secret in Syria today is that, if the
presidential election were free and fair, Bashar
Al Assad would still win.
again making up his own reality.
not a word from Kerry about a rebel
car bombing yesterday that killed dozens of
civilians. Not a word about
rebels blocking water to civilians in Aleppo,
creating a humanitarian disaster of horrific
proportions. Some humanitarian disasters are more
equal than others.
Kerry gone mad? Can Obama for some reason not fire
him? Are there any adults left?