Saturday, June 30, 2018

Could it be any clearer?

Syria is stemming the terrorist tide within its territory and the SAA is fighting and dying to contain the threat. Alongside its allies, Russia, Iran, Hezbollah – Syria is sacrificing everything to prevent the spread of a cataclysmic contagion that has been created and imposed upon them by the nations whose claims of moral superiority ring hollow when confronted by the bloodshed they leave in their wake.[1]
Who can doubt that the war fought by the Syrian Arab Army, the Syrian Arab Air Force, and its allies has been one of the defining wars of our time. Tens of thousands of foreign jihadi scum flocked to Syria where they were armed, trained, supported, and paid by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the rest of the loathsome anti-Assad coalition. In the Great War on Terror (GWOT) the U.S. came down on the side of the terrorists, which has to be a special kind of irony, hypocrisy, or both. More than that it's a sign of a special kind of political and moral sickness. Recall Obama's order that leaflets be dropped to warn ISIS oil truck convoys of imminent American attack. The last thing he wanted was to seriously interfere with ISIS. Phony war against ISIS; real war against Syria.

In the "moral superiority" department there was also the issue of supposed chemical weapons use in Syria. The U.S. came to going to war against Assad based on some 1,300 people killed in E. Ghouta in 2013 allegedly because of his use of such weapons. More people allegedly died from chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun and Dhouma. Call it 3,000 people killed all told to pick a number out of the sky. Heck, call it 6,000. Each of these three incidents caused a paroxysm of phony moral posturing intended to paint Syria’s President Assad as a “brutal dictator” who "would gas his own people."

But those who rend their garments over this never address the moral responsibility of the United States and its degenerate “allies” for the deaths of 400,000+ civilians and of many thousands of government troops. So . . . 400,000 v. 6,000. But which is the occasion for U.S. and Western phony-baloney “outrage”?

Western leaders refuse to address their own culpability for massive death and massive destruction of Syrian cities and infrastructure. They strain at a gnat but swallow a camel. But such are the moralizing giants of the West. Yes. Assad the Butcher indeed.

[1] "Why the West Should Recognize Syria’s Many ‘Private Ryan’ Heroes." By Vanessa Beeley, 21st Century Wire, 6/16/18.

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