Britain and France likely prepare Lawrence’s scenario to topple President al Assad
SUMBER: The Global Review
by Hendrajit, Executive Director of the Global Future Institute
Intelligence operations to topple President Bashar al Assad have increasingly been intensified. In addition to Britain and the United States, France has also intensively taken part in such action. French daily Le Figaro on Friday reported that last month some French military intelligence agents held face- to-face talks with key players of Syrian terrorist groups which are supported secretly by foreign parties in terms of both weapons and funds. Recent developments clearly indicate the occurrence of preparations being planned to launch military actions aimed at overthrowing Bashar al Assad.
Even more surprisingly, a special meeting between the French personnel and the Syrian armed militia groups that have long been the target of NATO military, was fully known and even ‘approved’ by the French government. Indeed, it was the French government willing to know the exact operational capabilities of each component of the Syrian armed insurgents.
Presumably financial and military supports from NATO, especially Britain and France, are not speculative news anymore. Recent information that NATO has agreed to deploy its patriot missiles in the Turkish-Syrian border with a pretext to block the military threat against Turkey. Some time ago Britain launched a “psywar” against Syria that is essentially considered to have WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction). Could this be read as a signal or code of the Britain that NATO will soon prepare to take military action to topple President Assad as the US-British coalition forces invaded Iraq in 2003?
This is a serious development and must be examined for Britain warned that a possible escalation of the armed conflict in Turkey could be bad also for Turkey. For Britain, Turkey since the Ottoman dynasty in World War I, has been the strategic target of conquest.
Being aware of British divide-and-conquer modus operandi
At that time, the Turkish Monarchy of the Ottoman dynasty, which is the enemy of Britain, practically controlled the whole of the Arabian Peninsula. British strong urge to conquer Turkey then led to Thomas D Lawrence as a knitter of Arab tribes to defeat the British in World War I. In Cairo, Egypt, the legend of Lawrence as British intelligence officer who is creative, imaginative and genius began because Egypt in the time was the most vital area for the British colonies in the Middle East.
Based on the ability of Lawrence knowing very well the Middle East and being capable of cultivating social relationship and making friends with the leaders of the tribes of the Arabian Peninsula, then Lawrence was commissioned by the British army to carry out a mission that is difficult and almost impossible by provoking the leaders of tribes and waging a revolt against the Ottoman Turkish Monarchy.
Then, Lawrence carried out some tactical steps to realize the strategic agenda having been ordered by his seniors in the British army based in Egypt.
First, Lawrence pushed and encouraged the Arab fighters to destroy the Turkish troops having garrisons in various parts, especially Medina and Palestine.
The fighters of Arab tribes were then driven by Lawrence to bring a warlord as a unifying figure throughout the Arab tribes with their diverse interests and ambition. Lawrence managed to bring a new commander, Prince Faisal.
Initially, Lawrence pushed Faisal to move his troops to invade Medina, but in fact the military defense of the Turkish Monarchy was still too strong to be penetrated. So, Lawrence proposed a second option to Faisal, namely, invading Palestine.
Apparently, Prince Faisal agreed to the option proposed by Lawrence. Thus, with the strength of about 3500 Arab fighters, Faisal could attack Palestine. British warship and transport fleets were intentionally directed toward transit port at the southern of Palestine, Aqabah, to conduct landing force operations. However, the Turks were in a state of full alert to welcome the onslaught of the Prince Faisal’s military forces. Thus, a fierce battle was unavoidable.
In such critical situations, the Lawrence’s ability and skill as British intelligence officer played a crucial role. Namely, utilizing his extensive relationships and interaction among the Arab tribes, especially Bedouin tribes in Palestine, to persuade them to carry out a military strike against the Turkish Monarchy from the rear.
The Bedouins, who also happened to be the leaders of the desert robbers, undertook the Lawrence’s special request. As a result, the Turkish Monarchy troops that are strong enough could eventually be destroyed. So the Faisal’s troops and the Arab tribes’ fighters could successfully move forward into Syria and Palestine.
In short, with the full support from Britain and the Arab deserters from the Turkish army they finally captured the city of Damascus, the Syrian capital.
Following the fall of Damascus and Syria in general, the British forces led by General Allenby and the Arab tribal fighters led by Faisal continued their military campaign into Palestine. Again, Jerusalem, the Capital of Palestine, could finally be captured and occupied by the British.___
The glorious achievements were due to the intelligence success of an individual British citizen named Lawrence who happens to be the only British intelligence officer rank of major. After winning militarily, the British began to implement its strategic agenda, which form the puppet arab countries, whose influence is felt to this day.
By influencing the fighters armed Arab tribes that again eporia to overthrow monarchy Turkish victory, England managed to lift Prince Faisal as King of Iraq, while his younger brother, Prince Abdullah, the king appointed Trans.
Later, Trans split into two nations, partly occupied by the Arabs who later became Jordan. While most of the other half of the Jewish state, namely Israel. Trans division into Jordan and Israel, is like a ticking time bomb that is placed England, because the impact is quite devastating, was until now.
Asad: Syria Enemy is Terrorism and Instability
Indeed the crisis in Syria at this time, has been described by President Asad himself some time ago. “My enemy today is terrorism and instability in Syria. This is what our enemies in Syria today. It’s not about the people. It’s not about the individual. And the central issue in Syria is not whether I should hold out as president or resign from power. The central issue now is whether Syria will remain secure and safe or not. This is what we are fighting in Syria. “
Furthermore Asad insisted that he was not the real targets. West side of the first always create enemies. First Communist. Then Islam. After it was Saddam Hussein. With a variety of different reasons. Well now they want to create a new enemy represented by self Bashar al Assaad. “No wonder they think that the root of the problem is the president, then I had to retreat. So we have to solve this problem. Not hear what they say, “he said Asad.
The attitude of Indonesian government in favor with USA
Ironically, the context and the actual constellation crisis in Syria, are not understood by our President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Referring to SBY’s speech in the National Assembly before the Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) on Monday September 17 Indonesian attitudes related to the crisis in Syria, are very pro-American.
Although not explicitly support America’s global scheme to displace President Bashar Assaad, but the emphasis on the international effort to stop the armed conflict in Syria, could be interpreted to give the wind to keep the forces pro- America and Western Europe to displace President Assaad from the presidency. Inevitably, the attitude of the government of SBY is not only contrary to the statement that proclaimed President Asad, but also at odds with the attitudes of some of the developing world heads of state such as President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.
SBY views are inevitably defined by the drafter of Indonesian foreign policy issues that do not know what happened in Syria. Why not. Statement of the President to use the term armed conflict and the role of the international community, it can be interpreted as support Asad eviction by using the issue of democracy and violations of human rights as a justification that the international conduct of President Assaad total isolation. In fact. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela some time ago took measures much more progressive than the president.
By declaring himself to be in a stance and direction with Russia and China which have previously criticized the U.S. interference in Syria, Hugo Chavez has asserted that supporting efforts aimed at overthrowing President Bashar Assad is a blatant violation of Syria’s national sovereignty.
The Indonesian foreign policy drafter who plays behind the preparation of the President’s speeches on foreign issues, seemed to have no idea at all what the real crisis in Syria today.
If they want to trace some documents like Debkafile and intelligence sources, British and French special forces from the beginning though not involved in direct combat with Syrian forces, they have played an active role as strategic advisors, setting the attack, communicating with the rebels as well as providing assistance like weapons, ammunitions and logistical supply.
With this background, is it still relevant for Yudhoyono in his speech related toSyria crisis to use a phrase stopping armed conflict and the role of the international community? As if legitimate government of President Assad and rebel groups supported by Britain and France are in the same position and equal?