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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Hypocrisy fueling escalation.

Any move to arm the Syrian opposition would dangerously escalate the violence in the region

Free Syrian fighters attack Aleppo international airport in Syria
"Free Syrian Army" fighters

 In another example of extreme hypocrisy, the British, the French, the Americans all jump up and down screaming "Support the rebels, provide weapons, Assad must go", while the Israeli's lurk on the margins giving little prods to McCain and Kerry, awaiting the right moment to fully intervene and occupy more territory. 

S300 missile defence systems
However, when another player in this tragedy announces that it will honour its current, legal contracts with a foreign government and supply a quantity of S300 missile defence systems, the "western powers" immediately scream "FOUL" and criticise the decision as inflaming the situation, as the White house announces that they are instructing the Pentagon to draw up plans for a "no fly zone" in Syria. In direct response to the missile contract, the  Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon. "If, God forbid, they do reach Syria, we will know what to do." 

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon
This whole escalation of the situation, in less than 36 hours, has pushed the region and the world, into a distinctly more dangerous phase where events rather than diplomacy will be determining the situation.