Do I have enough space to even facet, a response to that complex question? There is always war, there has always been war. Or should I say that as long as I have lived, and can remember, there has been war in this world. The war in Syria just one of many, in a war-torn world. War is enormous profit; war conveniently gets those that are disliked by west or others out-of-the-way; war covers up the U.S. mistakes from previous administrations, of their interference in politics of other nations. War rallies the populous, in a false sense of their own power arrogance and self-righteousness. America is great! War allows controllers to control. War through its cruelties, forces the weak to submit to the strong. War forces conversion to ideology or religion. War controls population birth and death rate. War is the singular most evil thing humans do on this world, and the most terrible invention of man.
The Syrian War:
In a nut shell, in a few lines on this page, I will say concisely, the cruel war presently raging in Syria, is simply about globalism and one world governance. It is specifically about the largest sweet gas field in the world.
It is about specifically the pipeline from that gas field, that is jointly owned; produces great quantities of gas; by both Qatar and Iran. It is a massive field of sweet gas, that both countries wish to profit on, and this could feed a ravenous gas market in Europe. Which is dependent on Russian gas for roughly 30% of its needs. Russia sells 70% of its gas to Europe.
Since Iran is aligned with Russia, and an enemy of the United States, Qatar with two major U.S. airbases, and with projections for another American state of the art drone base to central Africa and the arab world. Qatar the evil and nasty greedy little brother of Saudi Arabia is aligned with the United States. The preference for the sale of that gas, from the South Pars / North Dome Gas-Condensate (SP/ND) field is from Qatar through Syria, Turkey and then to Europe. This would rival and compete directly with Russian Oil and Gas especially. Vast rich, gas fields in Russia enable them to sell cheap natural gas to resource poor European countries.
Syria has made a previous deal with Iran, backed by Russia, India and China…BRICS nations competing with the west.
Europe need for Russian gas have made it difficult for Washington to apply unjust sanctions, inflicted since the Ukrainian uprising.
Now the end result of this pipeline for the U.S. is to isolate and cut off Russia from its gas markets to the south, in Europe. To inflict its sanctions without a loss to Europe which needs that Russian gas, during severe winter months especially. That is also the reason for the Crimean affair. The Crimea has always belonged to Russia. The Crimea equals ports on the Black sea, were liquified natural gas and oil commodity export may be shipped to the countries of the European Union. Why would they ever give it up.
Bashar al-Assad had made an initial deal with Iran, with the help of Russia to run a pipeline through Syria, to ports in Lebanon, and eventually to Cyprus to Greece; and on to Europe. Greece would have benefited from this, forced through globalism to bankruptcy and a cruel and unusual austerity by vicious blood-sucking world bankers. That has made life extremely difficult for Greeks.
In his excellent article on the matter of the middle east, and Syria and the Pipeline, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, has deeply spelled out the utter insanity that has gone on there in the last 65 years, to enable the control and manipulation of one dictator or another, by the United States Government, the Oil companies, the CIA, and most specially the Council on Foreign Relations and their manipulation of the deep, deep state to further their end goal of U. S, hegemony and globalism and eventual one world government.
In his very well written and informed article Kennedy speaks about the start of all the beginnings through President Eisenhower and the Dulles brothers. Then Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, who advised and stated to Eisenhower in 1957, “We should do everything possible to stress the ‘holy war’ aspect.” and that has been the need ever since. The “Holy War”.
(All quotes from Robert F Kennedy Jr in Italics)
“The CIA began its active meddling in Syria in 1949—barely a year after the agency’s creation. Syrian patriots had declared war on the Nazis, expelled their Vichy French colonial rulers and crafted a fragile secularist democracy based on the American model. But in March of 1949, Syria’s democratically elected president, Shukri-al-Kuwaiti, hesitated to approve the Trans Arabian Pipeline, an American project intended to connect the oil fields of Saudi Arabia to the ports of Lebanon via Syria. In his book, Legacy of Ashes, CIA historian Tim Weiner recounts that in retaliation, the CIA engineered a coup, replacing al-Kuwaiti with the CIA’s handpicked dictator, a convicted swindler named Husni al-Za’im. Al-Za’im barely had time to dissolve parliament and approve the American pipeline before his countrymen deposed him, 14 weeks into his regime.”
Eisenhower unleashed Dulles, and Dulles send his dogs, Kim Roosevelt and Rocky Stone to Damascus.
A few years earlier these two had caused the coup that had over-thrown the democratically elected Mohammed Mosaddegh, and installed the dictator, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, “The Shah of Iran”, who ruled until the Iranian revolution in 1972, which still fuels the hatred of the Iran and Iranian people, the overthrow of the Shah, and Iran’s embrace of Russia is what fuels America’s hatred of Iran.
Dulles released Stone and Roosevelt to do their dirty work in Syria next, dropping millions of dollars to gain control like they had in Iran and Jordan and Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
“But all that CIA money failed to corrupt the Syrian military officers. The soldiers reported the CIA’s bribery attempts to the Ba’athist regime. In response, the Syrian army invaded the American Embassy taking Stone prisoner. Following harsh interrogation, Stone made a televised confession to his roles in the Iranian coup and the CIA’s aborted attempt to overthrow Syria’s legitimate government.”
“Syria purged all politicians sympathetic to the U.S. and executed them for treason. In retaliation, the U.S. moved the Sixth Fleet to the Mediterranean, threatened war and goaded Turkey to invade Syria. The Turks assembled 50,000 troops on Syria’s borders and only backed down in the face of unified opposition from the Arab League whose leaders were furious at the U.S. intervention.”
“Even after its expulsion, the CIA continued its secret efforts to topple Syria’s democratically elected Ba’athist government. The CIA plotted with Britain’s MI6 to form a “Free Syria Committee” and armed the Muslim Brotherhood to assassinate three Syrian government officials, who had helped expose “the American plot.” (Matthew Jones in The ‘Preferred Plan’: The Anglo-American Working Group Report on Covert Action in Syria, 1957). The CIA’s mischief pushed Syria even further away from the U.S. and into prolonged alliances with Russia and Egypt.”
And so that story goes on and on, regime change after regime until today, nothing new and nothing has changed.
Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s father Hafez al-Assad ran Syria from 1971 until 2000. He took part in the 1963 Syrian Coup d’etat which brought the Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab socialist Ba’ath party into power. In 1970 he seized power from the undisputed leader of Syria. A massive cult of personality was created and centered around Hafez al-Assad and his family. He reigned until a few months before Bashar took office.
Looking for a successor Hafez al-Assad, choice his eldest son Bassel al-Assad an engineer and Colonel in the Syrian special forces.
On January 21 1994, on his way to the Damascus International airport, he crashed his Mercedes at high-speed without a seat belt and died instantly. His father’s chosen.
Bassel’s death lead to the succession of the young and lesser known brother Bashar. Who was then taking post-graduate training in ophthalmology in London, England.
Bashar al-Assad was elected president of Syria on 10th of July 2000, he received in the 2000 and 2007 elections, 99.7% and 97.6% support respectfully. In 2014 he was sworn in again as president for another 7 years.
He is thought of fondly, by those Syrians who voted for him, he is progressive, a moderniser of Syria, respectful of women, the people of Syria were healthy and life was good. Assad is a dictator but could be called benevolent, he has his enemies, but is not a despot in sense of head cutting or the extremist as in Saudi Arabia which covets the land of Syria for addition to its madness of the Wahhabi, and a new caliphate across the middle east. The country has been stable till the war; he has been attacked from all sides, without Russia he would have suffered the same fate as Gaddafi, and Saddam Hussein. The west does not appreciate its dictators speaking to anyone after their downfall, on the truths of western intervention in sovereign nations. If Assad falls, Syria goes the way of Libya, which is a hell-hole of human trafficking, and slaves sold in markets.
With the Al-Nusra Front, and ISIS, Free Syrian Army, al-Zenki, the fraudulent “White Helmets” and their propaganda, Turkey supplying chemical weapons and more extremists from Iraq, the American CIA, MI5, and MI6, the Israeli’s and their opportunistic air attacks, and finally the new-found NeoCon President of the United States, Donald Trump.
To further quote Robert F. Kennedy Jr again…
“As predicted, Assad’s overreaction to the foreign-made crisis—dropping barrel bombs onto Sunni strongholds and killing civilians—polarized Syria’s Shia/Sunni divide and allowed U.S. policymakers to sell Americans the idea that the pipeline struggle was a humanitarian war. When Sunni soldiers of the Syrian Army began defecting in 2013, the Western Coalition armed the “Free Syrian Army” to further destabilize Syria. The press portrait of the Free Syria Army as cohesive battalions of Syrian moderates was delusional. The dissolved units regrouped in hundreds of independent militias most of whom were commanded by or allied with Jihadi militants who were the most committed and effective fighters. By then, the Sunni armies of Al Qaeda Iraq (AQI) were crossing the border from Iraq into Syria and joining forces with the battalions of deserters from the Free Syria Army, many of them trained and armed by the U.S.”
“…our war against Bashar Assad did not begin with the peaceful civil protests of the Arab Spring in 2011. Instead it began in 2000 when Qatar proposed to construct a $10 billion, 1,500km pipeline through Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Turkey.”
“Bashar al-Asssad supports a Russian approved “Islamic pipeline” from the Iran side of the South/ pons through Syria to the [ports] of Lebanon, and eventually Cyprus to Europe.”
“When Sunni soldiers of the Syrian Army began defecting in 2013, the Western Coalition armed the “Free Syrian Army” to further destabilize Syria.”
“According to [Seymour] Hersh, “He [Assad] certainly wasn’t beheading people every Wednesday like the Saudis do in Mecca.”
“In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria.”