Power of Story Send a Tweet        

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend (2 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   1 comment
OpEdNews Op Eds

Dirty Imperialism

By       Message Mark Taliano       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 500720

Umayyad Mosque
Umayyad Mosque
(Image by degreesdegrees)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
- Advertisement -

Before the externally-orchestrated dirty war on Syria started with the externally-orchestrated "Arab Spring" psy op; before the "peaceful protestors" shot the unarmed Syrian security forces; and before the West armed, trained and funded the international mercenary cannibals who loot, rape, and plunder; Syria was an oasis of civilization surrounded by imperial puppet states.

Syria was prosperous, with a growing economy. It had food sovereignty, with a "strategic" stock of millions of tons of high quality wheat, not the "Franken-food" bio-tech variety; it had a strong central bank with no usurious IMF loans; it had a popular, reformer President; it had a mostly well-educated, secular, pluralist, forward-looking population; and it was the fourth safest country in the world.

After almost six years of illegal war launched by some of the most militarily advanced countries, and years of illegal sanctions imposed by these same criminal governments -- including Canada's puppet government -- Syria is still standing strong. It still has a popular, elected President and government. And it is still a beacon of civilization.

Despite the collective punishment of sanctions and the terror of war, Syrians remain defiant. Arabi Shaher exemplified this defiance when he said, "Do whatever you like, this is our country; it will remain our country." He, like many Syrians, sees through the lies. And his appraisal of the root cause of the war is openly shared by many Syrians.

- Advertisement -

Israel and its allies "benefit" from a balkanized and destroyed Syria. Even conflicting pipeline interests are subordinated by Israel's perceived needs as presaged by the Oded Yinon plan. Syrians commonly report that Israel first and foremost, and its allies, are the number one agents driving the current holocaust. These interests are said to subordinate the "oil" interests. Same in Iraq.

Not surprisingly, Syria, ranked among the top five countries in terms of safety before the war, is now a war zone on about 2,000 fronts, but life goes on for all Syrians.

Despite the Western assaults on Syria, Syria still provides free health care and schooling for all in government-controlled areas, even as terrorists teach children to be "child soldiers", and to adopt the degenerate Wahhabi ideology that violently excludes all other ideologies and religions.

- Advertisement -

All of the violence, including the daily exposure to bombings, is currently being "normalized". Outsiders report that when a mortar bomb strikes nearby, Syrian pedestrians barely notice, and continue on their way. The trauma of the war will present challenges for years to come.

Despite, or maybe because of its challenges, Syria treats all of its inhabitants -- regardless of their country of origin -- as Syrians.

"Wesam", a man born to Palestinian refugees, explains that Palestinian refugees have the same rights as Syrians. They can buy a home, they can buy land, and they can legally work in Syria. In contrast, he explains that Palestinian refugees have no rights in neighbouring Lebanon; they cannot work legally, and they cannot buy a home outside of the refugee camp.

And so life goes on in Syria. The West is doing everything that it can to change this -- economic sanctions, mercenary terrorists, bombing grain silos, bombing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions, disinformation warfare -- but it isn't working.

- Advertisement -

Damascus, one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in the world, is strong. Observers mistakenly thought that the capital would fall within months, but it hasn't happened yet, and it is unlikely to happen at all.

Syria has strong institutions, a strong army, and strong allies. It also has a strong civilizing core. Syria's victory will be everyone's victory.

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Retired high school teacher, writer, activist

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Western-Imposed Holocaust

Imperial Disaster

Harper Government Destroys Canada's Knowledge Base With A View To Re-Creating "Canada"

Universal Healthcare Dies with a Whimper

Government Propaganda and Media Deception of the Public

Establishment Lies And Crimes Are Leading Us To The Unthinkable