The war in Syria is not a civil war. It is an American imperialist war on Syria conducted in various disguises.
In 2007 General Wesley Clark a retired 4-star U.S. Army general revealed in an interview with Amy Goodman that the US had a plan to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.
Such a plan shows very clearly the timeline of America’s hegemonic project, which was heavily influenced by an Israeli plan for the Middle East at the turn of the century.
Since the illegal invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq, under the pretext of the so-called war on terror, terrorism has multiplied around the world and indeed mutated into numerous monsters thanks to the protection and unlimited funding from the US and its European and regional vassals.
Indeed, they claim to be fighting the very terrorists they are supporting and arming, which is an ingenious way of keeping the war going for as long as it serves their purpose.
Thus it has been extremely easy for America’s foster offspring – Al-Qaeda, Al-Nusra etc and all the rest of the alphabet soup of mercenaries – to enter Syria and cause such chaos, death and destruction there.
It was these American-designed death squads that started using weapons in early 2011 to kill many innocent people indiscriminately whilst blaming it all on the government.
This is in fact an old ploy the US has always used. For example, in the early 1950s in Iran, the Prime Minister Mossadeq was overthrown by the CIA and the Shah was installed in power to serve American oil interests in the country and the region.
The same old trick was used more recently in the Ukraine, Libya, Syria and in many other countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Throughout Syria’s history people of all persuasions have lived together in peace and harmony. People have worked together and helped each other in good times and in bad times regardless of their religious affiliation or ethnic origins.
Furthermore, Syria has always been a very welcoming country to refugees. For example more than a hundred years ago many Armenians persecuted and massacred by the Ottoman government settled and prospered in Syria.
In 1948 when the West created its Israeli client state the latter illegally expelled Palestinians from their land and thousands of them have since lived and worked in Syria.
In the 1970s during the Western fuelled war in Lebanon, many Lebanese sought safety in Syria where they have remained to this day.
Syria has even shouldered a considerable burden caused by the illegal American invasion of Iraq in 2003; more than a million Iraqis still live in Syria.
Since independence Syria has consistently and resolutely created and maintained social and cultural harmony among its diverse people of a sort that is nowadays rarely seen elsewhere.
With this generous and humanitarian open-door policy, Syria never needed any pressure from the UN or any other international agency to welcome refugees.
Contrast this with Europe’s governments and political factions’ constant wrangling over the plight of refugees whose countries they have destroyed, though the mainstream media never makes this connection for Western audiences.
Furthermore Syria never needed fake images of suffering manufactured by the likes of the White Helmets.
The White Helmets are presented as heaven-sent angels of mercy in the Western media. We only see them carrying children in terrorist held areas, never in government held areas, which is very odd since they claim to be Syria’s civil defence agency.
The real Civil Defence Service in Syria was founded 70 years ago and has nothing whatsoever to do with the White Helmets. As for the White Helmets, they were created by Western governments at the beginning of the war against Syria and are heavily funded by them.
Over the years we have seen this dirty war on Syria described as a civil war, a religious war, a war on terror etc. All this is merely intended to confuse people and to justify bring the agenda of destroying Syria as a state.
The main objective is to fly the black flag of Wahhabism over Damascus, and to appoint a puppet government making Syria another client state to serve the US Empire and its lackeys in the region, whilst ultimately balkanising the Middle East, and dominating it entirely.
The Syrian Arab Army has been the principal defender of Syria’s sovereignty and of all of the Syrian people at a huge sacrifice to itself, with an estimated toll of casualties ranging from 60,000 to 85,000 of its soldiers killed.
The Syrian Arab Army has a Sunni Muslim majority and includes Christian, Druze and other religious and ethnic groups. All continue to fight for their homeland: Syria.
The sacrifice, courage, determination of the Syrian Army together with the help of its allies has enabled it to keep on fighting. Moreover, all indications suggest that the Syrian people will triumph in their struggle against American military and political aggression. Syria’s long history of struggle and victory against the Ottoman and the French occupiers testifies to that.
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