It was too good to last.
On day one, insurgents violated ceasefire calm. Blame Washington's dirty
hands. It manipulates everything going on.
It won't tolerate peace and stability. Regime change plans need violence
blamed on Assad. That's imperialism's ugly face. Behind it lurks a menace
too threatening to ignore.
International, constitutional, and US statute laws are spurned. Independent
regimes are toppled. War is policy. Throughout its history, America
waged them at home and abroad. Countless millions died. Daily their
America's no democracy. It's a killing machine, a police state, a rogue
hegemon, ravaging one country after another for unchallenged dominance.
It's boss, a street thug writ large. What it says goes. Violators are
punished. Humanity's threatened.
Syria and Iran now face its wrath. Expect the worst. It's coming. Catastrophe
may follow. NATO powers ignore the threat. On April 12, Obama and French
President Nicolas Sarkozy discussed Iran and Syria.
Both accused Assad of violating ceasefire terms. Sarkozy and UK Prime
Minster David Cameron called for "transition at the top" change. British
Foreign Secretary William Hague said if violence erupts, "we want to
return to the Security Council in a new attempt to obtain a resolution
on Syria. We will intensify our support for the opposition."
Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urge "more resolute" action.
These and similar comments spell trouble.
On April 13, The New York Times headlined, "Cease-Fire Tested by Reports
of Syria Clashes," saying:
"....some deadly clashes were reported." Pro-Western "activists" claim
violence wracked areas are "under virtual martial law, with tank deployments,
armed checkpoints and rooftop snipers."
Times writers never spare hyperbole. On issues mattering most, managed
news substitutes for truth and full disclosure. Protection Syrians need
is denounced. Imagine how out-of-control things would be without it.
Current and former UN Secretaries-General replicate Timespeak.
Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon point fingers the wrong way. Assad's blamed
for insurgent violence. From Geneva, Ban said "The onus is on the government
of Syria to prove that their words will be matched by their deeds at
Their forces and armor "must return to their barracks immediately,"
he added. In other words, leave civilians unprotected. Like Annan, Ban
makes no pretense which side he's on. Both men have impeccable imperial
credentials. That's how they got their job.
On April 13, AP headlined, "Syria truce holding for second day, protesters
call for mass marches to test regime," saying:
"Syrian troops fought with rebels near the border with Turkey on Friday,
but opposition activists said the brief clash appeared to be an isolated
violation as a fragile U.N.-brokered truce entered a second day."
In fact, Washington plans more violence. Eruptions will follow imperial
plans. Reality will replace optimism. Assad, of course, will be blamed.
Opposition forces call for mass anti-government marches. Peaceful demonstrations
are permitted. Violent ones will be confronted responsibly. No country
Imperial powers plan their next move. Concluding their two-day summit,
G8 leaders called ceasefire a first step. Hillary Clinton assaults Assad
mercilessly. She accused him of violating peace plan terms, saying:
"The Annan plan is not a menu of options, it is a set of obligations.
The burden of fully and visibly meeting all of these obligations continues
to rest with the regime. They cannot pick and choose."
"For it to be meaningful, this apparent halt in violence must lead to
a credible political process and a peaceful, inclusive democratic transition."
"We remain firmly resolved that the regime's war against its own people
must end for good and political transition must begin. Assad will have
to go and the Syrian people must be given the chance to chart their
In other words, Washington accepts one option only - regime change.
All means are employed to achieve it, including war. It's coming if
current plans fail. Six G 8 nations support it. Russia and China oppose
intervention, insurgent violence, and war. So far, they prevented it.
At issue is for how long?
Ahead, things get tougher. Imperial Washington won't quit. Events on
the ground are manipulated. Orchestrated incidents began. Expect greater
eruptions ahead. Direct NATO intervention will follow. Turkey may initiate
Prime Minister Erdegon's hawkishness suggests it. He openly called for
intervention. Citing Article 5 of NATO's Charter, he said the alliance
"has the responsibility to protect Turkish borders."
On April 12, Today's Zaman headlined, "Turkey says Annan plan not implemented,"
Erdogan said Assad hasn't met ceasefire terms. "There is a six-point
plan in the open presented by Annan. I do not think this six-point plan
has been implemented. There is nothing like this out there."
A same day Today's Zaman article headlined, "Turkish opposition slams
government over Syria 'warmongering,' " saying:
Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu,
said "The Turkish Republic has never done as much warmongering as it
has today." He rejects Syrian intervention. He's against interfering
in the internal affairs of other nations.
He accused Erdogan of "beating the war drum." He added that regional
meddling worsened relations with Iraq, Iran and Syria. He wants Turkey
supporting peaceful conflict resolution.
Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) parliamentary group Deputy Chairman,
Hasip Kaplan, explained dangers of Turkey being pro-war. It's support
makes it more likely.
On April 12, Press TV cited Syrian state television, saying "armed men
assassinated an al-Mazareeb town official." Witnesses said insurgents
shot Naser Bhkeit Naser from a passing car without license plates.
Other insurgents "killed an army officer and injured 24 others after
they targeted a military bus with an explosive device in Syria’s second
largest city of Aleppo."
In addition, "terrorists targeted a law-enforcement vehicle with an
explosive device at Wadi Haj Khaled region in Idleb on Thursday, injuring
a number of officers."
Brigadier General Walid Jouni was killed in Jaramana near Damascus.
Syria's Interior Ministry said terrorists attacked him at home.
Syrian television said armed groups "intensif(ied) criminal operations
in an attempt to destabilize Syria and torpedo" peace. Expect larger-scale
eruptions ahead. Assad, of course, will be blamed. Calls for intervention
Syria's UN envoy Bashar al-Jaafari said his government is testing the
credibility of nations supporting ceasefire terms.
"Because they are disappointed, they are still betting on every possibility
to sabotage the plan."
"I would like to refer to some Arab and regional countries and some
international powers, because the Syrian crisis has local, Arab and
regional dimensions, and an international one."
"Consequently, it is not enough that the Syrian government shows full
commitment to Annan's plan, but all sides have to stand by us clearly
He also said nations skeptical about Syria's resolve want conflict,
not peace. They're responsible for violent incidents. He accused so-called
Friends of Syria of plotting "to overthrow" the government.
Arming and funding insurgents reveals their real agenda. Syria's "a
victim of diplomatic, political, media," and terrorist aggression. "(W)e
have a lot of evidence and proofs that will embarrass the countries
which sponsored terror in Syria, but we will uncover this at a suitable
A Final Comment
Washington's Syria regime change plans remain on track. They're longstanding.
Other nations are also targeted. Independent governments aren't tolerated.
Replacing them with client states is prioritized. All strategies are
employed including war. Syria is target one, then Iran. Annan's sham
peace plan provides cover.
Peace and stability defeat America's agenda. Relative calm will end
in short order. Eruptions promise greater ones.
Expect NATO intervention. Turkey's the likely vanguard. Washington pulls
the strings. Its dirty hands itch for more slaughter and destruction.
Bullying is a US specialty. So isn't unchallenged dominance. The worst
is yet to come. Bet on it.
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