The drums of war are beating loudly against Syria. However it seems that unlike Libya it will be difficult to obtain a consensus amongst world powers to launch such an attack. There can be no doubt that war will come to the Middle East but there has to be a major incident or incidents to justify such a war. The US / NATO may decide to unilaterally launch military action against Syria, as they did in Libya, but such an action will escalate quickly into a much greater war that no one in the region or the world really wants except perhaps the war machine of the US / NATO. The following reports confirm that Russia, China and other world powers are not in favor of military intervention in Syria, so without a great deal of escalation in the problems within Syria, such action will not have international support.
Members of the United Nations Security Council failed to come to an agreement on how to end violence against protesters in Syria, Russia's envoy to the UN said. Vitaly Churkin said the 15 Security Council members did not agree on the format of a document to reflect the UN position on the protest crackdown, which human rights activists say has left hundreds of people dead. "We think that so far we can take soft measures, like a statement by the Security Council chairman," the Russian diplomat said, adding that it was too early to speak of a Security Council resolution. "At the moment, we have failed to reach common ground." Security Council members are divided into two major groups. Some put the blame on Damascus, saying the Syrian government must be pressured into ending the violence, while others suggest all sides in the conflict should be encouraged to continue talks.
Churkin said the mistakes which paved the way to an international military operation in Libya should be avoided.
The question that arises in my mind is that if world powers realize that MISTAKES were made in launching a military attack against Libya, why don’t they just stop the so – called Military operation?
The use of sanctions against Syria would be counterproductive, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday. "It is wrong to exert pressure on Syria with UN sanctions. That will bring no result," Sergei Vershinin, head of the ministry's Middle East and North Africa desk, said. The UN Security Council is currently holding consultations on an international response to events in Syria, he added. Syrian government forces launched more tank attacks on the city of Hama on Monday during an ongoing crackdown on protesters. One report said four people had died. Security forces are reported to have killed dozens of people in the city on Sunday. Activists say about 130 people were killed. The uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in mid-March and has claimed hundreds of lives.
LIBYA, SYRIA: Both sides of the story
The cause of the Arab world uprisings remains shrouded in mystery. Out of the blue, people start protesting and regimes begin to topple that have been in power for decades, or so we are told. However, both in the case of Libya and in Syria, it would appear that there is a great deal of support for the current regime. Unlike Egypt, all the people are not in favor of overthrowing their government. Especially in the case of Libya, Gadhafi is far more beloved by Libyans than he is hated, a fact that is conveniently missing from Western media reports. CNN etal. are quick to show ragtag protestors without any leadership or organization holding massive rallies, or so we are told, yet they never show the massive rallies that Libyans and Syrians have been organizing in support of the current regimes. Protests and rallies need to be organized, there has to be leadership at all levels, they don’t just spring up spontaneously, no matter what the media reports. Till today we have no clue about the identity of the Libyan rebels, and the same is true in Syria. As is reported in Russia and across the Middle East, these protests are being financed and organized by Western Intelligence agencies, the question is why?
If the Libyan and Syrian people do not want a regime change, why are Western powers, the US and NATO, so eager to implement such a regime change? As is being witnessed in Egypt, removing Mubarak solved none of the problems of Egypt, the Egyptian people are no better off today, and are most likely worse off, than they were under Mubarak. So removing Gadhafi and Assad will not necessarily bring freedom to the people of Libya and Syria, in all likelihood it will make things much worse for them. So what is the real agenda behind the ongoing attacks on Libya and the planned attack on Syria? The answer is World War III. There is no other logical conclusion that one may draw from such insanity on the part of world leaders. This is how all wars come about; those with big guns and bombs are like kids with firecrackers, they are always anxious to blow them up. It is of little concern to them that these firecrackers kill and maim people, they have an arsenal that was created for the very purpose of being blown up, and so what if it blows up a few dozen or a few hundred or a few million people! Insanity rules the world because the Insane one (Satan) is the god of this world, the god of those who lust after power in this world. Watch videos out of just about any nation on Earth, particularly in Africa where the people are so poor that they hardly have any clothes to cover their bodies; yet there are guns, big guns and big bullets and big bombs everywhere, in every nation! Is man not insane then, whose #1 priority is war not peace, who lives to kill, rather than love to live? Man’s madness will drive the world to the brink of extinction except the Prince of Peace return and put an end to this madness!