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Analyst Reveals Scenario For NATO War With Syria And Iran

Voice of Russia
June 10, 2012

Syrian conflict getting worse
Andrei Smirnov

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“The rebels are hoping to secure Western air support of their armed campaign against the Syrian government. Safe havens would be established, used by the Free Syrian Army as well as fleeing civilians. The Syrian army would have to attack these FSA bases, triggering an opposition appeal to the United Nations. Russia and China, however, would certainly block any intervention motion. NATO would probably intervene on its own, launching a massive air campaign. And once started, this new NATO war would draw in Iran.”

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The Syrian conflict has taken a sharp turn for the worse, with international news agencies reporting the start of serious clashes in the capital Damascus.

According to United Nations observers, armed rebels have been firing rocket-propelled grenades, hitting apartment blocks, a power plant and at least six commuter buses. Government forces have had to use tanks to remove barricades of burning tires from the streets. The latest Damascus clashes are believed to have claimed over 50 civilian lives.

Reports from the opposition say another 35 civilians have died in a government shelling attack on rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city of Homs.

Syria has been ablaze for almost 18 months. The ceasefire effected last April in accordance with Kofi Annan’s settlement plan appears to be unraveling, and UN observers in Syria are powerless to stop this.

The United Nations estimates the fatalities in the Syrian conflict at more than 12,000. Over a quarter million people have fled their homes, and almost a million are in dire need of emergency aid.

Russia and China believe that this conflict must be resolved through a political dialogue between the warring sides. Accordingly, they have been consistently blocking Security Council motions which would pave the way for Libya-style intervention in Syria. Another Libya, however, is exactly what the armed Syrian opposition is holding in its crosshairs.

We hear about this from Russian political analyst Dr Georgi Mirsky:

“The rebels are hoping to secure Western air support of their armed campaign against the Syrian government. Safe havens would be established, used by the Free Syrian Army as well as fleeing civilians. The Syrian army would have to attack these FSA bases, triggering an opposition appeal to the United Nations. Russia and China, however, would certainly block any intervention motion. NATO would probably intervene on its own, launching a massive air campaign. And once started, this new NATO war would draw in Iran.”

In the meantime, the Syrian opposition is doing everything in its power to stir as much instability as possible.

Dr Boris Dolgov is an expert working for the Moscow-based Arab Studies Centre:

“The armed rebels are the main destabilizing force in Syria. During our January visit to that country, we found out that they do not have popular support. The majority of the Syrian people support President Assad and his reforms, which include the adoption of a new constitution and the introduction of multiparty democracy. Importantly, Syria has already held multiparty elections and formed a broad-based government. The Syrian opposition, however, is after toppling the Assad regime. It continues to stubbornly decline any dialogue with it.”

According to Iran’s FARS new agency, the Syrian rebels are going to use chemical munitions smuggled in from Libya. The goal is the same: supplying Western powers with a pretext for military intervention in Syria.

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  1. ribeekah grant
    June 12, 2012 at 1:37 am

    The very nature by which the rebels in Libya gained power, I knew it was not about nation building but a grab for power. The fact that they have so many of Gadaffi ‘s supporters in jail also reinforces my observation. The rebels in Syria are following the same path. They are blood thirsty for power by any means necessary. It is not an invading army they fight but their own people. They are blowing up buses and apartment complexes. Any group or people who aspire to be leaders of a people must first love humanity. The preservation of human life must be put in front of personal desire. I did not see that motive in Libya among the rebels and it certainly does not exist with the rebels of Syria. Any nation that sheds so much blood for one group to gain ascendancy over another is inflicting wounds that will take centuries to be healed, if at all. The rebels carry bitterness in their hearts because of the deeds of Assad’s father. Have they not learned anything about war and history? To put salt in the wound, some of them are calling for an external force to kill their own people. The sabre should never have been unsheathed.

  2. Hoarsewhisperer
    June 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    The problem with NATO’s wars is that they’re predictably half-baked and devoid of any future vision for the citizens of the (soft) targets of their peculiar brand of gunbarrel democracy via regime-change.
    The following is just the latest example.

    ABC Lateline interviewed AF Rasmussen on June 12. On their website Lateline have headlined the interview transcript…
    No Plan B after Afghan withdrawal: NATO Chief
    … with the by-line…
    NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Afghan forces will be ready to defend their country once international troops leave.
    http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3523781.htm

    What exposes the by-line as hilariously pretentious is that everyone except US-NATO realised, many years before it dawned on NATO, that Afghans were “ready to defend their country” about 100 years before NATO arrived on the scene – for reasons which remain obscure to this day.

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