Syria Condemns NATO support of terrorism Part 2





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Published on May 24, 2012

Now the terrain of pretexts for NATO states interference in Syria has noticeably transformed from "soft power" issues of democratic and human rights to "hardcore fears" of international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. A reason for this paradigm shift is that the Western subterfuge in Syria has itself led to much sharper violence with the increased deployment by Western powers and their Arab proxies of more and better armed militants from neighboring countries.

The increasing covert militarist involvement has been necessitated because Syrian government forces were gaining the upper hand against the Western-backed mercenaries. In the grip of terrorism by so-called oppositionists, it is no longer plausible for Western governments and media to espouse concern for human rights of "small, peaceful protests".

In a report earlier this week, the Washington Post says that the US and its NATO allies are drawing up contingency plans to intervene in Syria on the back of fears that the country could come under control of Al Qaeda terrorists . Of most concern is that Syria's "arsenal of chemical weapons" may fall into the hands of these terrorists or some other militant group.
The paper quotes, as usual, unnamed Western security officials who are "increasingly concerned that Islamic extremists could attempt to seize control of whole towns and districts if the country slides into full-scale civil war". One former US intelligence source says: "There's a big worry that things could fall apart [in Syria] quickly... A big problem can turn up on your doorstep overnight."
Indeed. A big problem can turn up on your Syrian doorstep overnight -- especially when NATO powers and their Arab allies have been training, funding and directing terrorist mercenaries to destabilise that country over the past 14 months.

The campaign of violence in Syria, involving kidnappings, shootings and no-warning car bombs, has gained greater killing power in recent weeks -- in spite of and in contradiction to the Annan Peace Plan -- as a result of heavy weaponry supplied to Western-backed armed groups from the $100 million war chest set up by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by Washington.
As for the "threat of Al Qaeda", the Western-backed mercenaries running amok in Syria are made up of Islamic extremists recruited from Libya, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Iraq, as well as from within Syria. Contrary to the Global War on Terror misconception, the US and its NATO allies are more often than not working in violent collaboration with Islamists, whether Muslim Brotherhood, Saudi Wahhabists or c, to project Western imperialist interests.
These jihadists are operating in Syria with the full knowledge and support of Western powers to wage a campaign of terror and destabilization against the secular Assad government. That is largely why these so-called oppositionists have failed to garner any substantial support from Syria's co-existing Sunni, Druze, Christian or Alawite communities, even if some of these groups possess dissenting views towards the Assad government.

Middle East commentator Ralph Schoenman points out: "Such Al Qaeda operatives as there may be in Syria are figures serving the CIA and introduced by the US, -- much as they were so deployed in Libya to destabilize that country and to create conditions of conflict to justify NATO intervention."
The same noxious formula of NATO alchemy is being applied to Syria. Only in Syria there is now the added compound of international terrorism and chemical weapons of mass destruction. Under the guise of protecting the international community from chemical weapons falling into the hands of (Western-backed) terror groups, the US and its NATO allies are creating a new potent pretext for overt military intervention in Syria.
Note too that with such a pretext, there is plenty of scope for false flags and manufactured evidence.
The Washington Post tells us: "The contingency planning for securing Syrian chemical weapons relies on early warning from US spy agencies". So, the need for security derives from the activities of armed mercenaries that are supported and directed by Western powers. Furthermore, the "warning" of them gaining access to chemical weaponry will be given by US spy agencies -- probably the most unreliable agencies in the world given their track record on non-existent weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and a wide range of other nefarious propaganda stunts.
Ever since the collapse of the "evil Soviet empire" and the end of the Cold War, the US and its Western allies have been thrashing around for pretexts to justify their imperialist adventures around the world. Such adventures are a necessary part of control over natural resources, mainly oil and gas, in a world run by and for capitalist powers.

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