Monday, August 6, 2012

Why is all this happening in Syria?

This article is a follow-on from What on earth is happening with Syria?, which I wrote and posted on Friday, August 3, 2012. It is the second in an intended series comprising:
  1. What on earth is happening with Syria?
  2. Why is all this happening?
  3. What will take place next?
  4. Where will it all lead?
It sis very easy for our thoughts to be captured and shaped by the mass media. There is such a continuous assault on us that it is difficult to know what;'s right or wrong. There is so much disinformation, and it comes in varied shapes and dispositions, that finding the truth is like finding a needle in a hay stack!

Understanding Syria requires understanding the region, and its recent history.

Ummm, found it!


Syria is in the Middle-East, embedded right next to Israel. Being next to Israel, Lebanon and Iraq mean it is in a very volatile area, and that volatility has been there for some time; certainly since the modern state of Israel was founded post WWII.











Specifically, Syria is on the Mediterranean Sea, with Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, Lebanon to the south-west and Israel to the wouth-south-west.













The World Island

Sir Halford John Mackinder was a British geographer who wrote a paper in 1904 called "The Geographical Pivot of History." Mackinder's paper suggested that the control of Eastern Europe was vital to control of the world. He formulated his hypothesis as:

    Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland
    Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island
    Who rules the World-Island commands the world


Mackinder's Heartland (also known as the Pivot Area) is the core area of Eurasia, and the World-Island is all of Eurasia (both Europe and Asia).


The 20th century was dominated by three visions of Eurasian geopolitics: "The World Island," "Containment," and "Prometheism." 
(The World Island: Eurasian Geopolitics and the Fate of the West (Praeger Security International)

Economy & Resources

Socialism became the official economic policy in 1963. Since then the trend has been toward socialist transformation and industrialization. In commerce, state control is mainly restricted to foreign-exchange operations. Small private businesses and cooperatives are still in operation, and the retail trade is still part of the private sector, despite competition from consumer cooperatives in the large cities. The government controls the most vital sectors of the country’s economy and regulates private business. The state operates the oil refineries, the large electricity plants, the railways, and various manufacturing plants.


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Religion

Ac cording to the CIA Factbook, religions are comprised of:
  • Sunni Muslim (Islam - official) 74%
  • other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze) 16%
  • Christian (various denominations) 10%
  • Jewish (tiny communities in Damascus, Al Qamishli, and Aleppo)
source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sy.html

And then, there's the Israel factor!

Syria has also threatened Israel with annihilation; or at the very least dismantling of the Israel state. Here's a brief overview of conflicts between these states:

Israeli War of Independence/ "al-Nakba" (The Disaster) (1948-1949)
Israeli-Syrian Border and Air Battle (Nov. 13, 1964)
Israeli-Syrian Border Battles (Summer, 1966)
Israeli-Syrian Air Battle (July 7, 1966)
Israeli-Syrian Air/Sea Battle (Aug. 15, 1966)
The Yom Kippur (Ramadan) War (1973)
The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon (1982-1984)
Israeli Air Strike on Syria (October, 2003)
Israeli Air Strike on Syria (Sept. 6, 2007)
Nakba Day Border Incidents-on May 15 and June 5, 2011

reference: http://www.historyguy.com/israel_syria_wars.htm#.UB-2KSPI9hE
more reading: http://www.theisraelproject.org/site/c.hsJPK0PIJpH/b.2905561/k.519F/Timeline_of_IsraelSyria_Relations.htm

 

Assad Threatens Israel With Missiles if Syria is Attacked

Syrian President Bashar Assad has ordered the heads of his military to hit Israel with a barrage of missiles should there be any foreign intervention in Syria, a Jordanian news website reported on Saturday.

According to the site, Our Country’s News, Assad gave the order in a secret meeting with the heads of the Syrian army last Thursday, in light of his fear of a U.S. military strike in Syria.

First Publish: 3/4/2012, source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/153392#.UB-37iPI9hE

So, again we ask WHY is all this happening?

OK, let's put a few cars in order then:
  • USA/NATO is the largest military empire on the planet
  • Eurasia is geo-politically sensitive
  • Eurasia is unstable, and threatens supply of oil and other resources to USA, Europe and other western nations
  • China is growing, and has designs on the region; possibly more equitable than those of the USA!
  • Russia and China both have tis with Syria
  • Syria has close ties with Iran, which the USA has well and truely in its sight for regime change

The White House is now "redoubling efforts to rally a coalition of like-minded countries to forcibly bring down the government of President Assad al-Assad," The New York Times reported July 21. "Administration officials have been in talks with officials in Turkey and Israel over how to manage a Syrian government collapse."

 

How long has the USA genuinely had designs on Syria?

I've mentioned this before, but it's well worth repeating. This time, from a different source...

Political blogger Glenn Greenwald recently wrote about retired General Wesley Clark’s recollection of an officer telling him in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks that the then-U.S. Secretary of Defense had issued a memo outlining a plan for regime change within five years in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. We play an excerpt of Clark’s comments and ask Greenwald to respond. "What struck me in listening to that video just a couple of days ago is that if you go down that list of seven countries that he said the neocons had planned to basically change the governments of, you pretty much see that that vision, despite the perception that we have a Democratic president and therefore the neoconservative movement is powerless, is pretty much being fulfilled," Greenwald says.

A full transcript is in another article in this BLOG at http://watching-the-new-world-take-order.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/glenn-greenwald-is-obama-fulfilling.html

Conclusion

Syria is one piece in the puzzle of extended regime change designed to topple governments that are non-cooperative with the globalist New World Order, which (if the NWO has its way) will see many Middle-Eastern and former USSR countries assimilated into the globalist system, milked for all they are worth, have their cultures destroyed and their people treated as commodities.