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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Why we should not be involved.

Syria peace talks likely to be postponed as Russia plans to ship more weapons

President of the Syrian National Council George Sabra (C) talks with other Syrian opposition members

The "Peace talks" are not postponed because Russia has announced its intention to "ship more weaponry to the Assad regime", as the whole tone of this (Guardian) article seems intent on suggesting. The postponement is purely due to the simple fact that one of the fragments of the "rebels" has thrown in the perception that Hezbollah and an Iranian militia has "invaded" Syria. There is of course no mention of any of the other "invasions" by Qatari volunteers supporting another fragment of the "rebels" opposed to George Sabra, or the Saudi Arabian militia supporting yet another faction or the Israeli and American support for which ever "opposition faction" offers the best long term deal for their covert agenda's.
In this quagmire of nefarious self interests, the western powers America, Great Britain and France and with Israel lurking in the shadows, are itching to supply more and more weapons to one or more of the opposition groups. Far from the Russians "upsetting the balance" within the region as mouthpiece Secretary Kerry is arguing, it is the irresponsible, hypocritical lunacy of western powers who, with their insistence to supply weapons and aid to the "opposition", are prolonging and exacerbating an already tragic situation.

John Kerry
US secretary of state, John Kerry

Perhaps Kerry inadvertently revealed the real American concern with his remark that ""We ask them again (the Russians)  not to upset the balance within the region with respect to Israel, The weaponry that is being provided … has a profoundly negative impact on the balance of interests and the stability of the region and it does put Israel at risk. It is not, in our judgment, responsible because of the size of the weapons, the nature of the weapons and what it does to the region in terms of Israel's security".
Again, it seems that Israel and its dominant position in the region is the key and guiding factor and is infinitely more important to the west, than the lives of Syrian civilians being killed every day and the atrocities that are always part of any civil war. 
The Syrian civil war although tragic, is not a war in which we, the United Kingdom, should become involved.
Standing "shoulder to shoulder" with America (and by default with Israel), will only lead to another intervention in a Middle East country, in an ill conceived and badly executed botch up with all the resulting consequences.