The US as the Chief Architect of the Syrian Crisis

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ali Montazeri

The armed conflicts in Syria are continuing unabatedly. Although the Syrian army has succeeded in precluding rebels’ military dominance plan in the city of Aleppo, the clashes have not tilted in favor of any side of the conflicts. The close distance between Aleppo and Turkish borders and Turkey’s generous logistic support  of  the anti-government rebels consisting of hundreds of non-Syrians – including al-Qaeda forces, Salafists and atheists – under the title of jihad against the Syrian government, have impeded the total retreat of Syrian armed rebels from the city. The fall of Aleppo is one of the greatest dreams of the supporters of anti-government armed groups. The United States, Europe, Turkey, and those Arab states who are opposed to the Syrian government, all demand the defeat of Syria’s army in the city to fulfil their dream in creating a buffer zone and forming transitional government in the Syrian territory.

The plans for overthrowing Bashar al-Assad administration have now simply past one or two projects and in the last 18 months he has overcome tens of such plans which were all supported by the US and its allies in the Middle East without a single exception. This has been the case while the West under the leadership of Washington, after putting an end to the mission of Kofi Annan and the UN observers in Syria, without extending it in Security Council, has totally shifted its political focus from efforts to solve the Syrian crisis through political negotiations to attempts at launching a civil war against the Syrian regime. This is why no political plan has shown applicable so far to overcome Syria’s crisis as an efficient resolution.

The pace with which street protests were transformed into organized armed rebellion in some of the cities in Syria has encouraged the belief that from the very first formation day of these protests the Democratic administration of the United States has never had the intention to work out a political agreement between the Syrian government and the opposition groups, but it has been trying to push this protest movement into an armed conflict.

On the other hand, the United States has never favored a rapid domination by the Syrian rebel groups in Damascus, but with the pervasiveness of a wave of violence, the US has developed the hope that the launch of a widespread and all-encompassing civil war in this country will terminate the Syrian army once and for all; the same scenario the Americans experienced both in Iraq and in Libya.

According to Washington’s belief, the survival of the current Syrian army is a threat to the security of Israel and the United States in the Middle East, and thus it is compulsory to rout it prior to determining the future of political governance in Syria or its future, because unlike the armies in Egypt and Tunisia, the US has no influence and dominance over the Syrian army. This is the angle from which the United States is looking at the issue and shutting its eyes to the most terrible terroristic acts performed by the rebels in different cities in Syria, so that in the shadow of a growing violence, the project of defeating Syrian army be worked out through a civil war.

The unique characteristics of opposition groups’ movement indicate that it does not have intellectual, political and financial independence, therefore, if one looks at the process of street protests’ formation in a part of some Syrian cities and compare it with the current situation of these protests, can clearly find out why this movement entered the military phase so rapidly while it has been enjoying the full support of the West and its allies in the region.

All these facts indicate that what is now known as the national movement, liberation army, or the Syrian (opposition Transitional) National Council is never an independent movement, but has become a tool in the hands of the world’s major powers such as the United States and Britain in order to gain dominance in the region and protect Israel’s security. The US used to see Syria as one of the main actors in the Middle East, but today it has turned this country into a playground of its own. This is the main cause for many experts to believe that the first stage of the US war against Iran has begun in the Middle East, and the second stage will be imposing a new war on Lebanon in the form of tribal and religious clashes, a fire which will be fueled by Salafist and atheist forces who have flooded into Lebanon during the past year with the financial support of some wealthy Arab countries and the political support of March 14th Alliance and security-based silence of the US and France to establish a new front against the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon. 

Unlike many experts who suppose that the plan of Damascus’ fall and occupation was formulated after the bombing of Syrian National Security Council headquarter in which four Syrian influential figures were killed, only with the intention to cause the swift overthrow of Assad administration and the absolute supremacy of the opposition groups, the author of this piece believes that one of the main and most important objectives of this military project is to lead these armed conflicts to the Palestinian camps, particularly to Yarmouk in Damascus, since the Americans are not reluctant to turn Syria into the Somalia of the Middle East so that they can impose their policies on the Syrian army and government in the form of “intelligent anarchy” policies.

While US and its allies are pursuing the scheme of alienating and separating key military and political figures from Assad regime, their refusal to welcome these figures after their separation from the Syrian government shows that the opponents of Bashar al-Assad are greatly interested in the psychological collapse of the Syrian regime. All the prominent military and political figures who have alienated themselves from the regime have turned into a hot topic for debate in opponent satellite channels and media outlets for a few days and then disappeared completely from the news.

Based on the precise information released by many experts, the British intelligence services play a pivotal role in this program and due to their knowledge about the political, religious, sectarian, and tribal contexts in the Middle East region, these are the British who are conducting the widespread psychological war against Syria. These evidences and information indicate that the escalating events called as the emergence of tribal-religious confrontations (between Shiites and Sunnis) in the Middle East and especially in Syria (and also) the religious threats uttered by the atheists and Sunni Salafists against other Islamic sects including the Shiites, are all under the direct control of Britain, and its mastermind is the same decrepit old London who has had a dark track record and an extensive role in triggering religious wars from Indian Subcontinent to the Middle East.

One of the major effects of war in Syria will be the probable project of disintegrating the Middle East, the same plan which is regarded by many experts as the new Sykes-Picot Agreement.

“Danny Ayalon,” Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister, in the wake of the military developments in Syria, has expressed optimism that this country (Syria) and Lebanon will be divided into a number of smaller province-like regions in which independent governments will be formed on the basis of religious sects and tribes (Alawites, Shiites, Sunnis, Druzds, Christians, and Kurds). In Ayalon’s belief, the formation of such governments on the one hand weakens Israel’s opposition states and on the other hand provides Israel with the possibility of making new alliances in the Middle East.

Danny Ayalon’s statements have not been baseless. Burhan Ghalioun, the former chairman of Syrian (opposition Transitional) National Council, in an interview with Wall Street Journal on December 2, 2011 argued that: if Syria after Bashar al-Assad is governed by his opponents, it will end all its relations with Lebanese Hezbollah and all other resistance movements and will turn into a source of peace in the region. Ghalioun’s indication in this position refers to making peace with Israel. The action of Ghalioun in adopting this stance was regarded as presenting his credentials to the Americans in order to secure his chance to extend his position as the chairman of Syrian National Council for a second round which was exactly the way it happened.

The US which believes in creative and goal-oriented unrest, supports the thesis of forming disintegrated governments in the Middle East, so that by the new tribal, sectarian and border disputes, the existing conflicts with Israel can be reduced to a minimum and even some of the nascent governments may develop new alliances with Israel. In other words, the United States in its new political plans for the Middle East is pursuing the thought which argues that when all the Middle Eastern minorities have a right to own an independent government, why Israel should be deprived from this right. In fact, one can say that this is the most dangerous part of the American thought of the New Middle East.

The current political and military developments in Syria and its domestic conflicts are similar to a Satanic chasm as long as they have not reached the stage of political settlement, a situation that is absolutely controlled by the United States; a chasm in which the thoughts of tribal and civil war in Syria and Lebanon, and the escalation in the presence of Salafist and atheist militants in order to encounter the Islamic resistance have been provided by the Americans. Also, it is noteworthy that they have no goodwill or blessing for the Middle Eastern citizens. Since 1975, their souvenir for the Middle East has been nothing except war and bloodshed, and today, while having the upper hand in all Middle Eastern wars, these Americans are lying to claim that they are the harbingers of liberty and democracy in the Middle East and Syria.

Key Words: US, Syrian Crisis, Anti-Government Rebels, Europe, Turkey, Arab states, Tribal and Civil War, Islamic Resistance, New Middle East, Montazeri  

Source: Tabnak News Website
Translated By: Iran Review.Org

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