“Deep within every one of us lies a natural understanding of good and evil. That is why one man can tell the truth convincingly…but it takes the entire apparatus of the state to peddle a lie, and propagate that lie to new generations.”…Gandhi
While the world watches to see when and how the ‘punishment attack’ will be launched on Syria, I read reports all day trying to see if anyone would lay out what really has been going on. They did not.
The US and its allies, to their eternal shame, have already used WMD on the Syrian people, but initially in a non traditional form. They changed their game plan for future regime changes to avoid using their own troops and as little cash as possible. How?
They went rogue. They went over to terrorism. They went over to al-Qaeda, that’s how. Using the Gulf State proxies has fooled no one here. They dusted off Ziggy Brzezinski’s old destabilization plan for starting Muslim holy wars against the Russians in the Caucasus. The strategy was to keep them tied up in the tried and true, ‘death by a thousand cuts’ insurgent wars.
Ziggy has no regrets over the 150,000 dead in the Chechen war. His justification was “Would you have rather seen them marching into Europe?” There was a little problem with that. They never could have marched into Europe as both ‘assured mutual destruction’ and tactical nuclear weapons served as an effective bear trap.
We move on now to how earlier in Afghanistan where Saudi money and CIA logistics cranked up the first major ‘use the locals for cannon fodder’ war in that region. And yes, the Madrasa schools to indoctrinate children to be an endless supply of holy warriors…yes…we and the Saudis did that.
As happens over and over, when later a Frankenstein after effect monster is found walking around, all those previously found to have conceived him deny being the father. So we have the continuing carnage of Muslim extremism being inflicted upon us which someone paid with taxpayer money was a smart idea.
Roll forward to several years ago where Syria was chosen as a replacement vehicle for an attack on Iran and to put the Russians ‘in their place’. Due to tight budgets, like internet writers often do by borrowing someone else’s material, a new policy guru wanting to look smart dusted off the old Ziggy Holy War plan and proposed going back to the well for a proven strategy.
The Persian Gulf States would pay most of the freight, and the cannon fodder this time would be the endless supply of disaffected Arab youth and religious extremists. Their officer corps, in a twisted irony, would be veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechen wars, plus the leftovers from the Arab Springs. This was going to be regime change on the cheap, a cookie cutter strategy that could be used over and over. This was the first WMD unleashed on Syria.
But there were a few problems with the plan. First, the world public is now well aware how uncaring government regimes can be for not accepting any responsibility for the disasters they create because they have immunity. So citizens know that makes them very dangerous as cold graves do not await them for terrible failure, but cozy think tank positions and highly paid lobbying jobs with their true employers.
Plan A was to collapse the Syrian Army through defections, and the government itself through a long series of assassinations that Western media forgot to tell us about. But something happened on the way to the forum, the government and army did not collapse, and the people…they got mad. Plan A backfired.
The public looks at a long drawn out fight as a misjudgment by their leaders going into it. Modern military brass almost always advise not to go in where a decisive victory can not be attained reasonably quickly. Politicians are prone to multiply their mistakes here, like Bush did in brow beating his brass into more rosy projections of fewer occupation troops needed to secure Iraq. General Zinni said 400,000 and was forced to resign.
General Dempsey helped hold the line for overt US combat involvement so the call went out for the Salafist Takfiri brigades. Over the neighboring borders they came with dreams of warlord territorial domains, and rape fatwas supplied by accommodating perverted imams back in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, or whatever hell hole they came from.
That escalation backfired, too. They were more brutal than the FSA brigands and the media found them easier to cover with their online videos of beheadings, tortures, kidnappings and burning people alive. This really put a human face on the Neo-colonialist terror brigades. We are still trying to identify what security professionals could have proposed such disastrous plan.
But worst for the West, most all of Assad’s former opposition rallied around the regime in a fight to the death to save their country from the Salafist barbarian hordes and their Western and Gulf State sponsors, all of whom are patently guilty of state sponsored terrorism.
Aiding and abetting in terrorism is a crime punishable via death by drone, and there is a long list of those in the West waiting for their big day. Countries currently have no judicial structure to punish those responsible for these ‘state terrorism’ crimes. New judicial branches of government will have to be formed to do it, as those in power do not have a good track record for prosecuting themselves.
This brings us to the current situation of a united Syria fighting for its life by retaking territory from the insurgents with the cold determination required in room to room street fighting. Their soldiers prefer death on the battlefield versus getting their heads cut off and their women abused. With their losses mounting the Syrian National Council thugs put the call out for the USA cavalry to come save their bacon.
When Obama played his chemical weapons ‘red line’ threat card early in the Syrian war, everyone in the Intel world knew what that meant. If things went bad that would be his excuse for direct intervention. The independent Intel people put the word out to start tracking what the expected weapons would be (sarin gas), and where it would be coming from.
To create confusion, a variety of sources were used. You had the sarin cookers up in Georgia, some old Baathist chemists in Iraq, some Saudi labs, and of course the Israelis standing by with their supplies. The delivery and deployment were not difficult in all the confusion of the fighting, and the Turks helped a bit by catching a few Salafists with sarin on their side of the border.
So the second WMD attack that the West made on Syria was the recent mass gassing murder of the poor civilians. Everyone who had knowledge of the plan deserves a court martial in the field and execution for their trouble. The administration may regret making the statement that those who would use such a weapon should be punished. The American people are going to have to look in the mirror and ask themselves if they have the stomach for salvaging some of our national honor by seeing those guilty here get their just due.
Any ranking military or intelligence officer, when asked off the record if they considered what the US can deliver in a sustained missile attack as being a weapon of mass destruction…a 100% of them would answer, “Of course.” But they would not say so publicly
We now have a situation before us like out of a Twilight Zone TV show. To punish Syria for a WMD attack that it did not do, that we are really responsible for, the US is going to deploy another WMD attack on Syria. A Veterans Today ‘quiet’ poll of our sources showed no one believing the Syrian Army would use sarin gas on its own people, and neither do we.
Obama administration sources stated today that the evidence they have is not conclusive. Our sources tell us that it is Israeli supplied radio intercepts, something that is very easy to rig and will be laughed at if produced. You just set up one team in the field to impersonate Syrians on a radio net and then another team records. You can even do it with recorded voices.
Not only Obama, but all those in the chain of command that go along with an attack with no real proof are multiplying the crime. They have not only violated their oaths but crossed a more serious red line with the American people. They will have become a national security risk themselves, to the rest us.
Obama is in a lose lose situation here. Even if he does not attack, everyone knows he wanted to, and that he oversaw an administration that has put the US on the list of being a state sponsor of terrorism. That puts all the rest of us in the cross hairs of those wanting to defend themselves. They will now all see that having their own WMD deterrent is the only thing that can save them from a similar fate that Syria is facing.
Because they have no means of high tech delivery, such ‘defensive’ weapons would have to be prepositioned here for use when a target country was under our guns, as Syria is now. If that day ever comes we will have President Peace Prize to thank for making it happen.
“Wake up and smell the roses Mr. President. We don’t want to live in a terrorist country. This will be the epitaph of your presidency.”
Jim W. Dean is the managing editor for VeteranToday.com, producer/host of Heritage TV Atlanta, a member of the Assoc. for Intelligence Officers and Sons of Confederate Veterans