Under Obama’s “intelligent” (as opposed to “dumb”) imperial tutelage, colonial genocidaires like France now propose creation of “humanitarian corridors” inside Syria “to allow NGOs to reach the zones where there are scandalous massacres.” NATO flatly rejected such a corridor in Libya when sub-Saharan Africans and black Libyans were being massacred by militias armed and financed by the same “Friends” that now besiege Syria.
Turkey claims it has rejected, for now, the idea of setting up humanitarian “buffer zones” along its border with Syria – inside Syrian territory – while giving arms, training and sanctuary to Syrian military deserters. In reality, it is Syrian Army troop and armor concentrations on the border that have thwarted the establishment of such a “buffer” – a bald euphemism for creating a “liberated zone” that must be “protected” by NATO or some agglomeration of U.S.-backed forces.
NATO, which bombed Libya non-stop for six months, inflicting tens of thousands of casualties while refusing to count a single body, wants desperately to identify some sliver of Syrian soil on which to plant the “humanitarian” flag of intervention. They are transparently searching for a Benghazi, to justify a replay of the Libyan operation – the transparent fact that prompted the Russian and Chinese vetoes.
Faced with the certainty of superpower-backed attack under the guise of “protecting” civilians in “liberated” territory, Syria cannot afford to cede even one neighborhood of a single city – not one block! – or of any rural or border enclave, to armed rebels and foreign jihadis. That road leads directly to loss of sovereignty and possible dissection of Syria – which western pundits are already calling a “hodge-podge” nation that could be a “failed state.” Certainly, the French and British are experts at carving up other people’s territories, having drawn the national boundaries of the region after World War One. It is an understatement to say that Israel would be pleased.
I really can't believe how eager to lap up the Libyan War so many of my 'companions' (lefties) were. Forget the need to self-delude that Barack is holy and noble. That was an illegal war. There was nothing 'humanitarian' about it and, in addition, it was another case of CIA backed exiles.
Now they want a Syrian War. It is nothing but empire and death and destruction. There is no peace element to Barack Obama. In fact, he's worse than Nixon. Nixon was held in semi-check by the people. There's no effort to hold Barack in check. Instead, it's forever applauding him because he's a 'first.' It's applauding and feeling good about yourself for applauding.
It's blind applause, it's applause that's leading to the deaths of so many people, it's self stroking.
There's no excuse for the craven who've decided Barack can do whatever he wants and they'll look the other way.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):