October 23rd, 2015.
World War in Syria.
Recent developments have seen the Syrian war enter a new phase, during which the war has morphed from a proxy war into an open international conflict with the massive increase in Russian and Iranian involvement and the reported deployment of thousands of Iranian military forces to the new Russian backed Syrian Army ground offensive.
A deluge of new videos from the forces aligned with the Syrian Government is a reliable indicator that the three large interconnected military operations in Latakia (far west) , Homs/Hama/Idlib (central) and Aleppo (north-west) are beginning to achieve their goals.
The north-western offensive is being conducted by a claimed 60,000 troops from Syria, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Russia. They are throwing everything at this situation in a massive show of will and force.
If the three thousand Iranian Revolutionary Guards are not enough, they will send thousands more, if the 1500 Hezbollah fighters are not enough they will send more. At this point the entire Revolutionary Guard could be wiped out and they would raise and send another. It is a matter of pride and principle.
This has now become a power struggle with implications far beyond the future of Syria.
Why is this happening?
It is worth asking why these events are taking place. Why are people killing each other in Syria?
The Causes and reasons for the Syrian war.
A power struggle between different international factions.
What is happening in Syria is a multi-layered power struggle between different factions within the Middle East and the world.
The first faction, the faction who initiated the armed conflict in Syria in order to pursue their geopolitical goals are represented by Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and the United States.
Faction 2 is the traditional Axis of Resistance, Syria, Hezbollah and Iran, plus Iraq and Russia.
The prime motivation for Faction 1 to start a war in Syria was an attempt to counter growing Iranian influence in the region.
The toppling of the Iraqi government by the US and allies in the criminal war that started in 2003 saw the moderate Sunni autocrat replaced with a leadership in Iraq that is Shia and both allied with and heavily supported by Iran.
Hezbollah and their allies also became the strongest party in Lebanon meaning that Iran had a land bridge of allies between the Afghanistan border and the Mediterranean sea to the West.
The removal of Iranian influence and the destruction of the Government of Iran was a long-term but extremely difficult goal, (one that was ultimately unattainable it seems), so they turned to Syria as the weakest link in the group of Iranian allies in the region.
When protests began in Syria, they were announced and organised outside Syria,
Dissidents Call for ‘Day of Rage’ in Syria
“Syrian security officers were deployed outside parliament Friday to guard against possible anti-government demonstrations, but by early afternoon, no protesters had gathered.
Campaigns on Facebook had called for a day of “anger” in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Friday and Saturday.
One page, titled “The Syrian Revolution 2011,” has drawn nearly 15,000 virtual fans. The group, which according to news reports was set up by Syrians living abroad.”
At the same time snipers were inserted into Syria in order to target and provoke both sides and foment armed conflict, a classic and well-worn CIA tactic later used successfully in Ukraine.
Footage of Snipers in Syria
Tarpley: Snipers are Randomly Shooting at Syrian Civilians to Create Instability
Later thousands of armed men were inserted into Syria along with a massive amount of weaponry.
This is why there is a war in Syria. When the protests in Bahrain were suppressed and the Saudi military entered Bahrain to assist in their suppression, the West supported these efforts as there is an US Naval base in Bahrain and it is an ally.
In Syria insurgents and arms were funneled in to the country and this is the cause for the catastrophe in Syria.
The Syrian Government has many shortcomings and faults. Discontent in Syria was real, but without the outside assistance it is likely the Syrian protesters would have suffered the same fate of the Bahrain’s and been quietly suppressed and then forgotten.
Monumental Hubris and Callous Indifference.
When the conflict was still at a low-level with only 7,000 deaths, a representative of the Second faction, Russia sought to reach a political deal with the West to end the war.
This entreaty, in February 2012 was simply ignored by the West, who believed that success would be achieved on the battlefield so there was no need to make a compromise to end the war.
Two Hundred Thousand Deaths after West Ignored Russian offer to End Syrian War. | Crimes of Empire
Instead the supplies of arms and fighters increased massively.
The war party began to maneuver the US towards attacking Syria.
In August 2012 the US President declared an utterly nonsensical “red line” that the US would attack Syria if they used chemical weapons .
Obama issues Syria a ‘red line’ warning on chemical weapons – The Washington Post
The declaration was nonsensical because the Syrian Government made it clear many times that they would never use their chemical stockpile other than in response to an open invasion.
The jihadist proxies of Faction 1 began to conduct false flag massacres and chemical attacks.
In Khan al Assal they killed dozens in March 19th 2013 in a Sarin gas attack attempting to initiate the new war of conquest on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war..
The Western media tried to blame the Syrian Government. The Syrian Government invited the UN to investigate.
The UN investigation eventually concluded that the insurgents conducted the Khan al Assal Sarin massacre and a number of other chemical attacks..
“The United Nations Mission collected credible information that corroborates the allegations that chemical weapons were used in Khan Al Asal on 19 March 2013 against soldiers and civilians,” according to the final report “
UN/OPCW Final Report on the use of Chemical Weapons in Syria.
UN says Syrian “rebels” used chemical weapons
The Western media simply ignored the report entirely.
When the UN investigators were about to arrive in Syria, the al Nusra front reentered Khan al Assal and murdered hundreds of the local civilians. In an attempt to destroy the witnesses to their sarin attack.
Within days of the UN arrival in Damascus, another, much larger false flag operation was conducted in the East Ghouta neighborhood of Damascus. Hundreds died, the US claimed thousands and came close to attacking Syria, within days before a representative of Faction 2, Russia came up with a face-saving solution where the innocent Syrian Government would rid themselves of chemical weapons implying responsibility.
In exchange the US did not attack Syria.
Following the failure of that plot. The insurgents lost heart and turned on one another, the next eighteen months saw a stalemate develop.
The US entered the Syrian war in September 2014, one year after intended and on the opposite side as intended..
The synthetic terror group ISIL/Daesh were the new pretext. The US largely left the local al Qaeda franchise alone , refused to cooperate with the Syrian state and achieved nothing.
Eventually the insurgents and their supporters regrouped, the dream of the US attacking the Syrian state remained under the guise of a no fly zone to be imposed on Northern Syria.
In fact the cretinous hell bound drones of the Western media were still attempting to push the chemical weapons lies right up until May 2015 when a creature named Peter Baker published this amusing little piece of trash in the New York Times
Traces of Chemicals in Syria Add to Pressure on Obama to Enforce a ‘Red Line’ – The New York Times
Demonstrating the determination of the War party along with their complete moral and intellectual bankruptcy
Support for the insurgents ebbed and flowed throughout the war depending on external circumstances.The interim Nuclear deal with Iran in April 2015 may have lent increased urgency to the effort.The complete victory of the insurgents in the crucial Idlib province saw the Syrian government heartland areas come under direct pressure. The SAA largely held their own in the South, Hezbollah were achieving grinding victory in the South West but the insurgents had greater momentum and the Syrian government seemed to lack the forces required to fight a complex multi front war.
The fall of Palmyra in central Syria saw the ISIL group extend their presence and control to the very centre of Syria, where they proceeded to vandalise and desecrate the Syrian and human cultural heritage like the Neo-Bolshevik ,mercenaries of Zion that they are.
Meanwhile, Russia, along with France and Germany, had managed to engineer a deal to end the Donbass war. The Ukraine side never honored the deal continuing to shell the Eastern areas but the Novorussian side remained firm in their ceasefire. The war was over and that was that.
At some point after the Minsk 2 agreement was reached, Russia decided to intervene in Syria to protect the naval base and other interests. Iran also agreed to send thousands of men and equipment to Syria.
The plot against Syria faced defeat.
The Russian Air Force embarked on a wide-ranging and devastating campaign against any and all insurgent groups in Syria.
Faction 1 increased their weapons supplies to the insurgents and complained loudly but they forgot that it is quite simply none of their business who comprises the Syrian Government.
The days of hegemony are over and now these people, like Ashton Carter and UK Defense Minister Phillip Hammond are revealed as unclothed emperors living in a state of acute delusion.
The reason for supporting Faction 2, and the escalation of the war with all of the suffering it will doubtless entail is that the war being fought by Russia, Syria, Iran and Hezbollah in Syria is the war to end the Empire’s wars of conquest forever.
International Military Review – Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Nov. 03. 2015
International Military Review – Syria-Iraq Battlespace, Nov. 01. 2015
Su-34 performed strike against a plant, which produced explosive devices in Aleppo province
Russian Mi-24 helicopter Assist SAA unites and pounce on hostiles
Syrian army operations Deir al-Zour
4 thoughts on “World War in Syria.”
The basis for the proxy invasion, now a global powder keg, is bogus. The article explains this so well and stands tall as, among the hard-to-find outposts of honesty and sanity – that revolutionary act. It’s deep but brief in length, the opinion you offer is careful yet bold. It accompanies other pieces – that low and behold – you have written, over this not-a-civil war. This most upsetting invasion, is something I should have felt previously as much, but somehow Syria has grieved me more.
Not un-typically the forces of mainstream papers, magazines and suits on the box, are still proper-gandering, locked into a calm but angry two line mantra without a satisfactory explanation: The alledged Assad crime re chemicals. At the time, I read/heard, a couple or three explanations. Perhaps you might consider one of re-posts from your original coverage? By insisting on referencing the Chem claim at every opportunity: The ‘fix is in’. The lack of competing arguments from press briefings etc dare not mention, and certainly address, counter-talk.
What validity can there be in making ‘this’ the acceptable ‘factual` and symbolic trigger to remove Assad? Without it, there’s a couple more suspecteds, but without the poison monster punch, their smug airs would sound even hollower.
I recognise I don’t overly consider the evidental, brutal, criminal actions, As and cronies have committed – but how can this be the time and place for that? First and foremost, no one should talk of superceeding the Syrian peoples responsibility and right, to dig and adjudicate. Thankfully, they have unusual capacity with their abundant experience, to community-build out the back of it. Another factor is their unmistakable national/patriot -ism; unashamed love for their history, peoples and… hope. They are, and this is, the antithesis of the global police and hemoginising NWO.
Take heart, well I did, after your education ABC above.
Many thanks for that Mark, the allegations of human rights abuse are often true, although specific crimes are often invented or exaggerated or false flags. Sadly the political culture of the Middle east at this time tends to wards brutality and abuse. Every single government in the Midlle east is guilty of torture. In Israel it is legal and highly organised. There is omne group of “intense torturers” used against new detainees and later a “low intensity ” torture group take over. The prisoners are tortured long after the questions are over. In Saudi Arabia political dissidents are crucified and an Iraqi Shia militia leader apparently burned an ISIl fighter alive in custody.
Yet in 2003 we were given to understand that all the human rights abuses in Iraq were down to one man and his removal would solve the situation. The current Iraqi government is popularly elected,there is no connection to Saddam or his thugs yet the abuses continue apace.
Attacking these nations and destroying the government is not going to be the solution to these abuses. The political culture needs to fundamentally change and the whole dynamic of war and violence only pushes things in the wrong direction. Thanks for a very kind comment.
Fantastic article, lays out the entire horrific story in perfect clarity. Is seems to me also that what’s going on in Syria – which is a war involving half a dozen or more nations and proxies – is basically World War 3 in all but name; particularly when you also factor in the Iraq War, Libya and Yemen into the broader equation too.
Many thanks for those very kind words Burning Blogger of Bedlam, I would like to read or write a piece about the whole tapestry of conflict underway across that region at the moment as you describe. It may be beyond my skill set as to understand and explain Syria alone was quite difficult. Thanks for comment.