Commenting on “Fighting Escalates in Syria as Opposition Rejects Russian Plan” (New York Times, 1/30/2012), what is happening in Syria is international politics and has nothing to do with human rights.
Since the 1970s the US worked to create confessional and regional wars in the Middle East near the Soviet Moslem frontiers to be able to destroy the Soviets from the interior and to divide the Arabs so that Israel will be one confessional entity among others, but the strongest.
So Lebanon was pushed into confessional wars, Al Qaeda was created and the Taliban armed, trained and supported by US allies, especially Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
Now, that the Soviet Union has been defeated the same strategy is used to create wars in Eurasia, so the continental powers like Russia, China, and even Europe and India will be always weakened and divided so nobody will be able to endanger the American domination of the planet. The British ancestor had the same policy on the European continent to keep its mastery of the seas.
Why Syria now? Because it is the Arab ally of Shiite Iran and it is the only Arab country where Syrians of all confessions and religions have equal rights.
Shiite Iran is said to run for nuclear arms to frighten the Sunni theocracies of the Gulf and make them attack anyone who is not a Sunni extremist.
The plan is working and war has started in Syria. God saves us from WWIII because Russia, China and even Europe and Israel are starting to be afraid of the creation of a new Sunni extremist Ottoman Empire starting in Syria if this country is overthrown by Islamists.
For that the Russian veto.
In the meantime, there is a mail running on the internet that is supposed to quote Henry Kissinger saying:
“The US is menacing Iran and showing weakness to tempt the Russians and Chinese to attack it, so that the US defeats them both and becomes the master of the planet”.
I am sure it is not true, because only a madman could plan for a nuclear war. But, who put this supposed Kissinger’s quotation and for what reasons?
Is it the US because it knows that it is pushing Iran to war by the Western embargo on its oil and its central bank and by its attack on Syria and who is warning the Russians and Chinese not to interfere?
Is it the Russian side that is in its turn warning the Americans of a possibility of war?
Would it be really an apocalyptic plan worked out by mad people like we have seen so many in History?
Anyway, what is happening in the Middle East is a strategy that could be called “the edge of the abyss strategy” that some Evangelical Christians would love, to “force” and compel Christ to return.
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PS: Roger AKL is a former Lebanese navy officer, former Assistant armed Forces Attaché at the Lebanese Embassy in Washington D.C., former Second in Command of the Lebanese Navy (1981- 1984) and former head of the Lebanese liaison bureau with the American forces in Lebanon (1983-1984), former chairman, CEO and director of the board of companies in the INTRA Investment group (1984-1990). Currently he is a writer in Middle Eastern affairs.