As the world gains more insight into the avalanche of reporting about alleged Syrian Chemical Attacks, we begin to see that things might not be all that they seem in the Islamist Petri Dish of the Middle East.
Over the years, much of the Western World has been keeping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a bit of an arm’s length. While he seemed, on the surface, to be a much much much lesser of any conceivable Middle Eastern evil, there were still confusing and largely unsubstantiated reports coming in from Amnesty groups and the U.N. that Assad was systematically executing his own “innocent civilians.”
As we learn from the current alleged “chemical attack” by the Syrian Government, these atrocities may not be the doing of the government at all. Rapidly growing reports are shifting more toward the notion that Syrian bombardment of ISIS territory either led to the destruction of a terrorist chemical weapon deposit…or…that the “rebels” simply gassed their own locals for the purpose of fabricating the behavior of an evil fascist dictator.
In 2013, we saw the development of an “unarmed humanitarian” group in Syria known as the White Helmets. While a majority of the media and local activists have decided to champion this group as heroes, many are suspicious of their motives, actions, and allegiances. Very little actual information was known about them, but it would appear from several skeptic investigations that these White Helmets are actually Islamist Rebel allies in clever humanitarian disguise.
We’ve seen highly questionable use of propaganda videos featuring the White Helmets as well as local militia groups using women, children, sick and dying people, and the elderly to generate sympathy through social media…and the mainstream. The clarity and quality of these staged displays become pretty understandable when you take into account their $30M budget which goes directly to 3000 “volunteers” in Syria with zero accountability.
Conveniently placed “doctors” and “victims” staging horrific “vlogs” on a regular basis (from the same individuals) begging for TV time and Media attention have become the norm. Perhaps the most infuriatingly egregious of these social media campaigns is that of Bana Alabed, an alleged 7-year old refugee who seems to do nothing but talk about fear and beg for a mainstream U.N. (and Canadian?!) forum. They all have the same rhetoric, and the same message; and despite controversy, I truly hope Russia (a Syrian ally) does have the ear of the White House; because the wheels are already in motion by the GOP, Democrats and Mainstream Media, as usual, to create another war of false intelligence.
I remain hopeful in this, and thankful that we have an administration with a chance of turning this around (despite already putting their foot down to the contrary). I can’t help but believe that President Hillary Clinton would already have the guns loaded.
The message from the Rebel sympathizers and allies in Syria appears to be “End the Syrian War” but what they really want is a No Fly Zone…sanctions which would lead to aggression, and therefore a concerted effort on the part of America and the U.N. to remove Assad from power. As we learned (but somehow won’t acknowledge) from Iraq, the removal of a leader based on calculated lies gives free-range for the true enemies to thrive.
It’s understandable that we don’t see the devil hiding behind the dust-covered children being utilized as human shields. And it’s reasonable to feel empathy for innocent people caught in the middle of this. But if we’re going to truly advocate for change in this volatile region, we have to look closer and perhaps check our empathy at the door. The devil is filming a fake war using real weapons, and we’re in danger of being the captive audience (not unlike those who rated The White Helmets at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes).
For all potential faults that certain Middle Eastern leaders, such as Assad and Michel Aoun, may have in their careers, the flowers of peace and prosperity can only be planted after we remove the plague.
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