Saturday, August 20, 2011
U.S.and allies tell Assad that he must abdicate: Absolutely worthless as the sides are drawn for future middle east war
US says Syria's Assad must go, orders new sanctions: The U.S. sanctions and demand for Assad's exit were followed by a call from Britain, France and Germany -- three of the European Union's leading powers for Assad to go as well as growing condemnation of the Syrian leader, including from influential Arab nations such as Saudi Arabia.
What the hell good is that? It is worthless! We saw what it is worth against Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi. Even Turkey and Egypt have spoken up telling Bashar Al Assad to stop the carnage. The sides are being drawn and Iran is happy to finally get this middle east breakdown going full swing.
Syria Said to Fire on Protests in Defiance of Global Rebuke: At least 16 people were reported killed including some soldiers who disobeyed orders to shoot at protesters.
That is all working well huh? For Iran and Syria anyway! Syrian forces have attacked a number of north-western towns and villages as part of a military effort to crush protests, activists say. They say tanks and armored vehicles entered Taftanaz, Sermin, and Binnish near the Turkish border on Wednesday.
Syrian forces attack town of Qusair near Lebanon: Syrian forces killed at least five civilians when they stormed a town near the border with Lebanon on Thursday, activists and a rights group said, in an escalating military campaign to crush dissent against President Bashar al-Assad across the country.
Syrian tanks fanned out across a neighborhood in the coastal city of Latakia on Saturday amid intense shooting that sent many resident fleeing to safer areas, a human rights group said. Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said 20 tanks and armored personnel carriers deployed around the al-Ramel neighborhood in Latakia as the shooting erupted in the morning.
Gunfire in Syrian coastal city; 35 dead in 4AP - Heavy machine-gun fire erupted across the besieged Syrian city of Latakia on Tuesday as the death toll rose to 35 from a military assault now in its fourth day, residents and activists said.
Syrian troops roll into Saraqib: Syrian troops rolled into the northwestern city of Saraqib early Thursday morning, just hours after evening prayers there called for an end to President Bashar al-Assad's reign, an opposition group said. The west and its Middle East allies say they have had enough and the slaughter must stop or else. Or else what? Iran and Syria are calling us out!
Syrian 'warships shell port of Latakia':At least 19 people have been killed and 15 injured after Syrian warships and tanks opened fire on the port city of Latakia in two residential districts, activists have said. Sunday's deaths were reported as a military assault on Latakia extended into a second day. On Saturday, at least five people were killed and several were injured as at least 20 tanks and armoured personnel carriers rolled into the city.In Damascus, activists reported a siege on Sa'aba, east of the capital, on Sunday, in an attempt to prevent funeral processions for two people who were killed on Saturday night.
Iran and Syria seem to be welcoming our response as they are also influencing the Shiite leadership in Iraq and eager to impress their version of a new Middle East order which Bush set in motion by attacking Iraq and freeing especially Iran to pursue.
Another Proxy war is going on and is setting up this one between the west and their Middle East allies and Syria and Iran.
George w Bush purposely did this in his infinite stupidity: I have to reiterate something I have said too many times since Bush chose to ignore all warnings of total civil war spreading throughout the entire Middle East so he could attack Iraq and straighten out the Middle East as God spoke to him and instructed him to. You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. As expected this democratization started by Bush has taken on a life of its own.
I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.
Saddam Hussein with his lies about possessing WMD kept Iran in check. Bush freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with their chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.
The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!
You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel's aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!
The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too. Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer's Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open! Looking at the war cabinet Obama has amassed I am going to say at this point that this is going to happen even under a President Obama.
Actually Russia, China and Lebanon have blocked a move for the UN Security Council to condemn Syria's crackdown on dissent. Sanctioning slaughter is more like it! I believe I remember hearing Russia weigh in against what Syria and Iran are doing but China has yet to weigh in. Any way you look at it we are playing into Iran’s hand.
You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Iran is not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy,Iran is in Syria helping Bashar Assad and they do not want us interfering. What we saw after the voter fraud in Iran was mild compared to what the IRG will do if this movement spreads to Iran. I really wish Bashar would step down but Iran is the elephant in the room any way you look at it. The total Middle East breakdown we have written about numerous times is well under way. We can only hope we keep it from erupting into WW3.