Thursday, August 16, 2012

Russia to rescue Assad?

Russia to rescue Assad?

Bloodshed rises in major cities as Syrian regime turns to Russia for fiscal aid, plan to join Russia customs Union!

Bloodshed rises in major cities as Syrian regime turns to Russia for fiscal aid: The latest reports of bloodshed came as the Syrian regime turned to Russia for financial aid, saying the economic squeeze of international sanctions has taken its toll. Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil told reporters in Moscow on Friday that Syria is facing an unfair Western economic blockade and that Western sanctions target the Syrian people's livelihood, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported. Jamil made the comments after meeting with Russian officials.

Syrian Finance Minister Mohammad al-Jleilati mentioned the possibility of Russia providing loans to to help Syria, SANA said. Al-Jleilati added that while Syria has sufficient reserves, the current situation requires extra reserves. "We ask for some hard currency. Russia promised to consider the request," al-Jleilati said, according to Russia's official Itar-Tass news agency. "That would help Syria to recover from the crisis." Syria has not determined how much money it wants to borrow from Russia, but a decision will be made within weeks, Jamil said, according to Itar-Tass. While Syria bemoaned Western sanctions against the country, a myriad of world ambassadors rebuked the regime.

Syria Plans to Join Customs Union with Russia 'in Near Future': Damascus has been considering joining the Customs Union for three years now, Jamil said. But economic cooperation with Russia is growing increasingly important for Damascus as it has been struggling to sustain Syria’s economy which has been hit by sanctions imposed on the Assad regime by the European Union and the United States, he added. Those sanctions, he said, demonstrated that the position of Western governments was “hypocritical” and “wrong.” “They say that they attack the Syrian regime, but if fact, they attack each Syrian citizen,” he said.

More than 20 million Syrians have been badly affected by the sanctions, Said Hneidi, the minister in charge of Syria’s oil industry who was also part of the delegation, said. Last week, the European Union approved a new, 17th set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence in the Arab country. Western powers say that the bulk of responsibility for the bloodshed lies with the Syrian government, and insist on Assad’s resignation as the only way to end the crisis which has already claimed up to 20,000 lives, according to Syrian activists.

As Syria's demise gets ever closer I reiterate: The realities on the ground are that Iran is influencing and interfering everywhere they possibly can in order to stop what they think is the US getting the way. It has nothing to do with doing the right thing for Syria as a whole. It has everything to do with keeping the US, the West, and Arabs from having events in Syria go their way and not the way of Iran, Russia, China and the rest of their allies.

This is all about the future direction of the entire middle east. 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 (Al Qaeda?) 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 but with Iran, the Gulf, Syria, and everything else who knows what will happen first.

We must contain this to the middle east and keep it from turning into WW3. This must be a middle east fight and problem or the entire world is in dire trouble and we have too much already as we try to move successfully through the 21st century. I am afraid we are failing our children in every regard.

Syria is battleground for Russia and US: Under Putin, Moscow's objections to foreign interventions in the Middle East will grow. A Sunni-Shiite standoff in the region will complicate issues. The winds of a second Cold War are blowing across the Middle East, more than two decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the ensuing unraveling of the Soviet Union.

This time Moscow is looking to reassert its role and influence in a Middle East that is polarized along new geopolitical divides, initially created as a result of direct US military intervention in Iraq eight years ago and deepening later following the tumultuous Arab Spring in 2011. The battleground for the new confrontation between Russia and the United States is Syria, which has been embroiled in a popular anti-regime uprising for more than a year. Moscow has adopted a tough line in support of its old and last ally in the Arab world.
Well no shit dick Tracy, you're a little slow here and it is much worse than this. Why do you think Putin stole his way back in as President in the first place?

Russia is not going to give up Syria. To do so would be letting the US win and Putin to the demise of the Syrian people is not going to let that happen. Russia's weapons are being used to slaughter the people and they brag about it. Those are the only weapons Russia will allow. French President Nicolas Sarkozy likened Syrian leader Bashar Assad to a "murderer" while Russia said it was arming his regime enabling him to slaughter his people.

The Syrian people are being sacrificed in this the opening volley not just in the middle east but in the world against US hegemony! That is the only reason Putin got himself back into the Russian Presidency. The sole goal is to finish what was started under him and George Bush when he was gathering forces amongst Russia, China, the 35 non aligned nations and anyone else interested in stopping our efforts to rule the world.

Hezbollah and Iran's IRG armed by Russia have taken the lead in slaughtering the Syrian people to keep them and Bashar Al assad in control. This is just the opening volley in the war against US hegemony. Sorry to say but those Syrian people are being sacrificed in an opening volley for the war for position to see who holds prominence as we try to move through the 21st century.

I remember saying a year ago that the Syrian protesters are the bravest in the world as they know they at the least are facing dedicated Syrian and Iranian Revolutionary Guard killers and now we find out we were right on and then some. I know the protesters vowed not to be deterred stating they will break the Government period but there is no way. The Syrian Government will kill and arrest who they have too. Iran will accept nothing less!

I remember the Syrian opposition saying that they would not stop and would ultimately defeat the Government saying Democratic transition would safeguard Syria from violence. As outsiders looking in we know nothing could be further from the truth. People are being imprisoned and murdered and I can not see that stopping until the Democracy movement is crushed. Supposedly this expected situation is begging for us to get involved but we damn well better not. Unless that is going to war with Iran is the goal.

I remember saying from day one that it would take almost the whole military to defect before they would have a chance and now that we know how involved Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are in the slaughtering that is going on around the country that is beginning to look like the beginning of their fight.

You have to be very concerned about what is happening in Syria especially. Russia, China, and Iran are not going to allow Syria to fall to Democracy. 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.

In closing: You know Putin just got himself reelected as President, he did this so he could be at the helm of Russia as he like me knows 100% that world war is our future. He plans on marshaling China who is rapidly building a more formidable military and whoever he can to take on US hegemony.Russia watched helplessly as we had our way in Libya. Putin blames what is happening in Syria on our interference and Libya for training the protesters to fight against Bashar Al-Assad.Russia and Iran will not let this be another Libya but at what expense?

Putin is going to do everything possible to keep us from helping the Syrian people and I really feel for them. I do not see this going down the way Libya did and Iran and Russia are going to make sure it does not. I am afraid the Syrian people are going to be sacrificed, sacrificed in what is merely an opening salvo in this the wars for future dominance. I just heard that Russia is gathering forces to go into Iran via Armenia for a quick strike through Georgia. We have a showdown setting up that looks disastrous for the worlds future. It will be a miracle if we can keep this from turning into WW3!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Ranch Chimp said...

Damn right Jim, that Syrian protestor's have courage, to me that is the perfect model of folk's protecting and demanding democracy, rights or freedom, and I would hope to see much more in America as well, in "these" time's. But, No, I dont know much about the sanction's part, which I think would not do a damn thing to Assad, but hurt the Syrian people if anything. Odd Jim, how this is being "played down" over here (just my opinion), these atrocities would be the news and intervention call of the USA otherwise, reckon too much shit going on and too many other interest's.

Although I heard about the "crime's against humanity" bit. As far as "borrowing" money from Russia ... what? I dont even understand the whole "borrowing" bit when it come's to this type thing, this is more like Hitler on a smaller scale ... that's what we have became as a species? Loaning out money to help, instead of a swift kick in his ass free of charge?

I was listening to a journalist the other day (maybe PBS?) who been one on one with Assad for a long time, before he turned into this villian of sort. Interesting though was how he said Assad was a most likable person and great personality, great vision, etc, etc BUT ... he also said that Assad was so firm in his mind, that he believe's when thing's didnt go as planned, Assad being so obsessed with his vision and natinalism, basically went beserk over it. But what it just reminded me of was Hitler again ... he was alsoa most likable type who vision took another turn ... being that too much power sometime's can twist one's thinking. Enough from me Jim, Thanx for the read ....

an average patriot said...

Yeah RC I agree and China arming up and saying don't worry about it is Hitler all over again too. Knowing we are the ultimate target bother me because everyone over there is being sacrificed and we no longer hear anything About China and Russia's significant warship assets over there.