Aleppo clashes undermine US-Israeli-Saudi sectarian narrative
SOURCE: Crescent International
The fact that the Syrian army has not disintegrated over the last months of harsh external interference shows that the conflict is not sectarian.
August 4, 2010, 17:20 EST
From day one of the conflict in Syria Western imperialist propaganda machines attempted to further divide the Muslims and present the conflict as a Sunni-Shia hostility. However, the situation within the Syrian armed forces and around Aleppo shows that there are significant segments of Sunni Muslim population that supports Bashar al-Assad’s government. The entire world witnessed that in Aleppo the US-Saudi-Israeli proxies executed the members of the Barri family, a large Sunni clan that backs the government.
The fact that the Syrian army has not disintegrated over the last months of harsh external interference shows that the conflict is not sectarian. The overwhelming majority of the members of the Syrian army are Sunni Muslims. Even if the mainstream propaganda that all the officers are Alawaite is accepted, the propaganda theory does not withstand reality. The Alawaite population is small in Syria and not every Alawaite is in the army, so if the bulk of Sunni soldiers would decide to defect no high ranking Alawaite officer could stop them.
Until today there were no mass defections or rebellions within the Syrain security apparatus like the world saw in Tunisia and Lybia. The fact that the Syrian security forces have suffered at minimum 5,000 dead and are still fighting for the government, as major Western powers are determined to eliminate Bashar al-Assad’s regime, shows that the ruling regime has significant genuine public support. It must be noted that in January 2012 opinion poll commissioned by the Doha Debates showed that 55% of Syrians did not want Bashar al-Assad to resign.
The Western imperialist powers would intervene militarily in Syria if they were even partially confident that the current government can be easily defeated by military means. The diplomatic jargon of non-direct interference exists only to conceal the genuine support for the current regime. Humanitarian reasons never held Western powers from unleashing their illegitimate deadly force. When former US Foreign Secretary, Madeline Albright was asked if the death of half a million Iraqi children [from sanctions in Iraq] was a price worth paying, Albright replied: “This is a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it.”
The Syrian crisis is a big test for the Muslim Ummah, in order to pass it a simple question must be asked; since when did the US-Saudi-Israeli agenda was based on just and humanitarian concepts? Experience shows that the ABC of politics in the Muslim world is usually based on the following formula – what the US says, the opposite is true.