New Cold War: The War by Proxy in Syria
Global Research, June 21, 2012
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History books tell us that the Cold War was a period of tensions between the two superpowers which emerged after the second world war, the U.S. and the Soviet Union and their respective allies. Always on the brink of war, the two super powers never reached military confrontation. Or so we are told.
The reality is quite far from that mainstream history revisonism. The Cold War was a period of constant armed confrontation, which took the form of proxy wars on almost every continent. The Mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan War illustrate that phenomenon which is replicated today in Syria: "rebels" sponsored by the U.S and their allies are seeking to instate a puppet regime....
Scott Taylor notes in Syria Strategy looks like Bloody Repeat :
Now, even as our NATO allies continue to take mounting casualties in Afghanistan, western reporters embedded with Syrian rebel forces are painting the Islamic fundamentalists as heroic freedom fighters.
Last week, a report by David Enders, of the American media outlet McClatchy Newspapers, revealed that the Syrian rebels are using explosively formed penetrators to knock out Assad’s armoured vehicles. It was noted that these same penetrators were the bane of U.S. forces during their occupation of neighbouring Iraq.
Again, this might make one contemplate the possibility that Assad is not beyond reason when he claims to be combating “foreign fighters bent on establishing an Islamic republic.”
In Washington Arming Syrian Insurgents, Stephen Lendman observes :
It's no surprise. It's an open secret. It's been ongoing since early last year directly and/or indirectly. Rhetorically supporting peace while waging war exposes Washington's transparent hypocrisy.
On June 15, the UK Daily Telegraph headlined "US holds high-level talks with Syrian rebels seeking weapons in Washington," saying:
In the past week, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) representative met with outgoing Syrian ambassador Robert Ford and special Syrian coordinator Frederick Hof at the State Department.
Washington's Blog says a "Cold War II" Has Begun … In Syria
We noted in February:
The U.S. is supporting the Syrian opposition (and see this), considering military options for ousting the Syrian government, American allies Britain and Qatar allegedly already have foreign troops inside Syria, and the U.S. has been planning regime change in Syria for over 50 years.
Indeed, the United States is fighting on the same side as 3 terrorist groups in Syria.
Even Pat Buchanan asks:
If its good for Al Qaeda, can it be good for us?
Indeed, terrorist rebels have been responsible for much of the violence inside Syria. And outside monitors have confirmed that the situation on the ground is much different than it is being portrayed in the Western media. (And according to the large German newspaper FAZ, those recently massacred in Hama were on the same side as Syrian leader Assad).
Global Research invites its readers to take a look at the latest news items on the proxy war in Syria.