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Syria in Perspective

A land continuously fought over

Students at an educational institution destroyed by US missiles as part of a US humanitarian aid package April/May 2018

In the land of Syria you can step back to places like the Göbekli Tepe* tentatively dated to around nine thousand BC and we can see that peoples like the Hittites and Babylonians, Phoenicians, Egyptians and Greeks also laid claim to parts of Syria and of course Alexander trampled over the whole damn show.

Syria fell under Islam and the Ottoman Empire before being ravaged again with world Wars one and two, French occupation and finally a semblance of independence under which the country actually flourished.

A country of fertile plains, high mountains, and deserts, Syria is home to diverse ethnic and religious groups, including Syrian Arabs, Greeks, Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds, Circassians, Mandeans and Turks. Religious groups include Sunnis, Christians, Alawites, Druze, Isma'ilis, Mandeans, Shiites, Salafis, Yazidis, and Jews. Sunni make up the largest religious group in Syria.

Syria along with Iran, Iraq and Lebanon were the most progressive Middle Eastern countries that the USA described as being terrorist nations despite a complete absence of proof. The US and Britain replaced the democratically elected Iranian government with a dictator which backfired and they ended up with the Ayatollah who defeated the intention of establishing US control over the country. Iraq suffered a similar fate having been pressured by the US into attacking Iran and getting its arse kicked. Instead of sympathy and support from the US, the US invaded and destroyed the country which is struggling to recover after having its assets seized.

Syria was never going to capitulate to US interests so the US went in and did what it does so well. It created a civil war and then stood back and fanned the flames creating the disaster that we see today. The actual flashpoint was not civil unrest although the US engineered that, it was that Syria abandoned the US dollar as a vehicle for foreign trade. It is widely done and that the US has engineered the downfall of more than sixty democratically elected governments around the world so that US interests have strategic and political control. (Venezuela is a case under progression of US action).

The Assad family belongs to the tolerant Islam of Alawid orientation.

  • Syrian women have the same rights as men to study, health and education.
  • Syria women are not forced to wear the burqa. The Sharia (Islamic law) is unconstitutional.
  • Syria is the only Arab country with a secular constitution and does not tolerate Islamic extremist movements.
  • Roughly 10% of the Syrian population belongs to one of the many Christian denominations, all fully integrated in Syrian political and social life.
  • In other Arab countries the Christian population is less than 1% due to sustained hostility.
  • Syria has banned genetically modified (GMO) seeds, stating his decision was made in order “to preserve human health,”
  • Syria alongside Lebanon have an opening to Western society and culture like no other Arab country.
  • Its media and universities openly debate the global power elite’s influence in things. This means that they fully grasp the fact that real power in the West lies not in the White House but rather with the complex and powerful grid of elite think-tanks and central banks.
  • Throughout history there have been five popes of Syrian origin. Religious tolerance is unique in the area.
  • Prior to the western sponsored current civil war, Syria was one of the only peaceful countries in the area, having avoided major wars or internal conflicts.
  • Syria was the only country that admitted Iraqi refugees without any social, political or religious discrimination
  • Syria clearly and unequivocally opposes Zionism and the Israel government.
  • Following a massive oil find in Syria's Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967, Netanyahu recently asked Obama to recognize its annexation of the territory. To consolidate its hold, plans are afoot to quadruple Israeli settler numbers to 100,000.

Important points:

  • Syria abandoned the US dollar as a vehicle for foreign trade
  • Syria is one of the only countries in the Middle East without debts to the International Monetary Fund ( Pre-invasion Libya & Iran the only others )
  • Syria is the only Mediterranean country which remains the owner of its oil company, with an oil reserve of 2,500 million barrels, the operation of which has avoided privatization and is reserved exclusively for state-owned enterprises.

So now ask yourself, why is the USA and its allies attempting to overthrow yet another government? What are they hoping to achieve here? If the recent invasions and illegal assassinations of Presidents like Qaddafi and Saddam have taught us anything, it should be the understanding of the blowback effect of such lawless actions by the West and the vacuum of chaos that always supersedes it.

Debt Conquer. Invent a reason to invade and destroy, then offer $Trillions in IMF funding to rebuild... conveniently paid back by control of your oil fields and the free access to build gas pipelines to the west......

*Göbekli Tepe is actually in Turkey but has once been part of Syria

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