Disaster and Tragedy in Syria: Who’s Really to Blame?
Aylan Kurdi, (on the left), the 3 year old boy whose lifeless body was washed ashore in Turkey, along with his brother (on the right), who also drowned when their family tried to escape the war in Syria into Greece, are among the latest casualties of US crimes against humanity. As revealed by correspondences of US Ambassador to Syria that was leaked and then published by WikiLeaks in 2010, long before there was an opposition movement in Syria, Washington was planning the overthrow of the government there.
The U.S. and its allies in the region, especially Saudi Arabia Turkey and Israel, immediately jumped on the opportunity that was created by that movement and began supporting the Islamist terrorists who descended upon the nation from neighboring Arab countries to overthrow the regime and establish their Islamic Caliphate. The intervention later backfired when ISIS began beheadings Western journalists, almost exactly similar to how the Mujaheddin of the 1980’s who were being funded and armed by the CIA to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan, turned against the U.S. in the 1990’s, which resulted in the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
ISIS terrorists were in turn later used as the pretext for the U.S. to begin openly bombing Syria, presumably to destroy ISIS, when they realized that the “opposition” wasn’t winning against the government. Although, ISIS fighters are supposedly the target of US bombers, they don’t exist in some isolated area in some desert, away from the Syrian population, for US jets to go and bomb. They’re in Syrian towns and villages where people live. Besides, the U.S. has made it abundantly clear that what they want is the downfall of the Assad regime. So, obviously, they’re not going to only bomb ISIS forces, when they consider the government a bigger enemy. In fact, ISIS is only the excuse. What they’re really after is yet another regime change in the region, which is contributing to the devastation and ruin of the country and death of hundreds of thousands and displacement of millions. Already, about 7 million Syrians have become refugees, 4 million within the country and 3 million in neighboring countries, mostly in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan and some in Europe.
Although the U.S. has repeatedly insisted that “Assad must go”, their goal isn’t just replacing Assad. Nor is it a democratic Syria. Their goal is a puppet government that would be allied with Washington and its allies in the region, namely, Saudi Arabia and Israel, to help advance US hegemonic interests and to better control the region’s politics and policies towards a total domination in the region and beyond. As reported by the Guardian today (September 15). The U.S. rejected a Russian offer in 2012 to have Assad step aside. “Senior negotiator describes rejection of alleged proposal – since which time tens of thousands have been killed and millions displaced”, says The Guardian. Russians proposed similar peaceful negotiations between the government and the opposition even in 2011, not long after the start of the civil war, which the U.S. again rejected.
This is a devastation of Biblical scale made in Washington and the 230,000 casualties, including more than 22,000 children and millions made refugees many of whom continue to die, are just collateral damage to the empire. This tragedy that’s unfolding before our very eyes is yet another crime against humanity in the long list of such crimes by the evil empire. Aylan Kurdi and countless others who perished before they were done holding and playing with their teddy bears have known and identifiable killers who roam free in Washington.