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Monday, January 19, 2015

Obama and Israel Love Assad

The terror industry is now working hard to create the perception that any European or American that goes to Syria to fight against the fascist regime should automatically be considered an Islamic terrorist and locked up immediately. This is yet another boon to the Assad government from the NATO powers. While its true that due to the almost complete abandonment of the Syrian people's struggle by the Left, those young people worldwide moved by the suffering of Syria are likely to fall under the influence of extreme rightwing jihadist groups, it is not true that most who have travelled to Syria to take up the fight against the Assad regime pose a danger to civil society in Europe or America. The NATO powers are more and more coming out of the closet with their support for Assad and this is one more way of accepting his proposition that the only thing we have in Syria are the terrorists he's been funding and his fight against then. From the Wall St. Journal we have:
Why the U.S. Prefers Assad to ISIS in Syria

By Aaron David Miller
15 Jan 2015
The news that the Obama administration supports Russian efforts to convene negotiations between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and opposition forces is a stunning reminder of where U.S. policy on Syria has devolved. As happened with the Russian chemical weapons proposal of 2012, Vladimir Putin is once again rescuing U.S. Syria policy from itself. The Moscow talks are not likely to succeed. But the announcement reflects a growing view in Washington that Mr. Assad, while a huge part of the problem, may also now be part of the solution. Washington will not abandon President Barack Obama’s “Assad must go” trope. But the administration clearly is moving to accept that Mr. Assad isn’t going anywhere. And here’s why.

As Ryan Crocker, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, wrote in 2013, getting rid of Mr. Assad is likely to produce “a major country at the heart of the Arab world in the hands of Al Qaeda.” The notion that there’s some Alawite general willing and able to replace Mr. Assad and pursue peace with the Sunni opposition is highly improbable. Should Mr. Assad depart the scene and the regime collapse, ISIS and other Islamists would benefit. Islamic State would take over its first major Arab capital, and recruitment would skyrocket. Alawites and other minorities would flee, further stressing neighboring Lebanon and Jordan, which are already burdened with refugees.

The Obama administration seems to have already voted with its feet on this issue. The president long avoided militarizing the U.S. role in Syria. Yet he chose to do so last year not in response to the Assad regime’s mass killings and atrocities but in response to ISIS crimes. Indeed, the administration has identified ISIS as an imminent terrorist threat, far more likely to strike U.S. interests than is Mr. Assad. Washington seems to be pursuing a counterterrorism strategy, not an approach designed to remove Mr. Assad and rebuild Syria. As much as our regional allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey want the U.S. to attack the Syrian regime, President Obama rightly understands that weakening Mr. Assad–let alone removing him without an alternative–would make an already bad situation much worse. More...

While NATO focuses in ISIS, Assad remains, far and away, the biggest killer of civilians in Syria. ISIS doesn't have an air force and now Assad has two.

For the current Israeli perspective from Ara News:
Assad is the least harmful: Israeli official

15 Jan 2015
Beirut, Lebanon – The Former Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Dan Halutz, said that the Western countries should strengthen the Syrian regime’s steadfastness in the face of its opponents, especially after the recent terrorist attacks in France.

Halutz’s statement came in a press interview on Wednesday morning with an official Hebrew radio.

“The Western countries should be more pragmatic and put their own interests and those of Israeli at the forefront of their priorities and seek reconciliation between the Syrian regime and the moderate opposition, rather than enabling radical Islamist groups to achieve victory against the regime,” Halutz added

Halutz argued if the Western countries allowed the fall of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, “they would have committed the most egregious mistake”, adding that this has become recognized by many political elites in Europe and the United States. More...

Like I've been saying:
How Obama has supported Assad's gas murder always
Obama's Real Syria Policy: Endless War
The Courtship Continues: Obama stopped French strike on Assad
The Courtship Continues: Obama's New Gift to Assad
How Obama Helped Assad Kill with Poison Gas in Syria
Win-Win for Assad as Obama Response to CW Mass Murder Put on Hold
Obama Denied Gas Masks to Assad's Victims
Obama's Dilemma and Assad's Opportunity
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad
Barack Obama's Courtship of Bashar al-Assad Exposed!
Obama "green lights" Assad's slaughter in Syria
Assad's Redline and Obama's Greenlight!
Chemical weapons use in Syria, Has Obama's red-line has been crossed?
AP weighs in on Obama's Green Light for Assad's slaughter in Syria
Syria: Obama's moves Assad's "red line" back as SOHR reports 42,000 dead!
SecState John Kerry and his "dear friend" Bashar al-Assad
How Obama's 'No MANPADS for you' policy in Syria is backfiring
More thoughts on Obama's 'No MANPADS for you!' policy
Obama: Did the CIA betray Assad's opposition in Syria?
Obama planning drone strikes against Assad's opposition in Syria
How Obama helps Assad: US tried to start war between FSA & al Nusra Front

Click here for a list of my other blogs on Syria

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Monday, January 19th - Los Angeles, CA

1 comment:

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