hands off Syria!
... "For they don’t know what they do"
whole situation in the Middle East, both from Egypt to Syria to Turkey
and Iran is a complex issue, and as always with complex problems,
there are no easy solutions. It is obvious that a (Western) military
strike is not such a solution, it does not need much time to reflect.
It also raises the question: what then?
The Russian position is just too clear, especially since they themselves
pursue even own ambitions in this region. That the alleged poison
gas history is itself a provocation inspired by U.S. intelligence,
in combination with some other potentates from around in the region,
and with their intelligence, that is obvious. You just have to see
who may have an interest in such a provocation, in the current situation
there. The Syrian government itself, in the current situation, has
the least interest in such an activity, which is also on hand.
The success of the recent military coup that took place in Egypt has
naturally given a boost for other reactionary forces, both in the
region and internationally. But to posit the opposite, that the scenario
of the Arab Spring has become outdated as Assad should have put it
recently in the interview with Izvestia is certainly not true. In
some ways it would be even absurd, because the revolution in Arabia
and North Africa has only just begun so right two years ago, and it
includes people of all religions represented there from different
social strata. How then one can say at once that this scenario be
outdated? Rather, it is that reactionaries of various sides try to
engage in this process, in order to draw the profit for themselves,
turning it almost into a way acceptable to them. This is certainly
true for the so-called West, especially U.S. imperialism, but also
for other forces there, even for regional forces, not at least the
Israeli Zionists are mentioned which have certainly seen at least
with a laughing eye the coup in Egypt. More we must not speculate
here. However, there is some concrete evidence that the eye is not
only laughing, but that it also has a little more played a role. But
other forces, such as Turkey with Erdogan, or Russia under Putin,
they keep track of all in this region and their specific objectives
in this regard have their respective performances. In a sense, countries
like Syria have the misfortune of being with their position in the
vortex of different rivalries, both local and international, they
are threatened to be a victim of it. The myth that the so-called rebels
in Syria were revolutionaries since long can already hardly be sold.
But what forces are they really? Assad calls them "terrorists",
which are mainly financed by Saudi Arabia. Including that in any case
they are also agents that are instigated by other international or
regional powers, to ensure there for provocations, is also likely
to be beyond question. But not everything is covered with this, because
in every country in this region, the internal resistance is coming,
the masses are stirred up, which interfere and want to come to emancipation
and better social conditions. Also the criticism of religion plays
a role in these changes, quite. One can not ignore the fact naively.
So there is a complicated situation in the whole region, consisting
of foreign interference by all sorts of rivalries of these sites with
each other, as just before all things, as
the basis of it, the increasing pressure of the masses who are just endeavored to change their situation.
This can be felt everywhere, and that is of course not at least also
the case in Syria. It would be wrong to deny and would also certainly
have no success in the long run, even if it should be possible to
resist some currently prominent imperialist war threats.
Absolutely not, of course, this means that foreign powers could derive
a right for themselves to interfere there. Of course, this applies
to both: Western countries - including European as well as UK or France
- which currently, once again, in this respect, perky excel, not least
because they themselves feel threatened by their own internal problems,
especially the capitalist crisis in Europe which they can not eliminate,
as it applies to those countries as well, which now see their own
potential threatened in Syria. What is pushing the French government
for now, are especially their own internal problems, which are exacerbated
further. Among other things this is also driving the British Cameron
in this direction, simply because such a "little war" as
the last in the African country of Mali, for all the two would be
convenient. If they are not mightily deceiving this time!
By contrast, in Germany currently mainly the idealism is growing,
fueled by a seemingly "safe" position, from an economic
point. However, this is extremely hollow and not permanent, considering
for example the conditions in the internal structure of this country,
see the bankrupt municipalities and not to mention all of the demographic
situation. The idealism therefore has not very long legs, but is likely
to dissolve in quite a disaster, no matter which government is chosen
as the next here.
Even the Obama administration in the U.S. has its problems, above
all, it is pressed by the competition within. There were times, as
you may have already noted scornfully, for example, whether the appointment
of Chuck Hagel rather tantamount to introducing a Neocon-ian Horse
in the Obama ranks. The military coup in Egypt almost immediately
proceded under the eyes of this one, if not even in agreement with
him. (See the interview with Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in the "Washington
Post" on August 3, 2013) And immediately after this "success"
began (re) incitement and provocation in Syria, concerning alleged
chemical weapons use.
However, concerning Syria, there will certainly not be a "little
war". On the contrary, such an intervention can cause a chain
reaction. Many people in these countries desire for upheaval and revolution.
But you can not say that the situation for the population overall
has improved due to the change in Egypt. On the contrary, there have
been another deep divisions, and in the economic field also preceded
nothing substantial. So here again, still the bulk of the population
creates pressure for change, and affects the responsible ones in their
actions. In this connection, however, one should write it various
forces into the family album, who consider themselves progressive,
even in Iran for example, at that times, that the military coup in
Egypt should encourage them to think of what can happen when one gets
involved too much with other reactionary forces such as the Israeli
Zionists or even U.S. imperialist forces themselves, in opposition
to the reactionary own government, even if it is right to take advantage
of contradictions among the opponents.
In any case, it is clear that a military intervention in Syria by
U.S. imperialism or European countries, at present as well as in principle,
not only is the worst possible solution, but is no solution. Besides
the fact that this is a further imperialist crime and further suffering
for the Syrian people and will bring about the destruction of the
country, it is not to say that it would come off as with the Bush
clique with their campaign of 2003 against Iraq, which was also justified
by the pretext of alleged use of chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein,
which has long been clearly turning out to be a lie. However, the
destruction of the country and the people, of which Iraq to this day
has not been able to recover, would be a similar crime.
The former situation, this is still to be added, is also in other
ways not readily comparable to today. For the pretext of "Nine
Eleven" has (in contrary to "Guantanamo"), now disbanded,
it is certainly now not applicable concerning Syria , also because
the imperialists blatantly have now gone over to make themselves policy
with terrorism. Still less it is similar to the situation at the end
of the 1990s. At that time Russia was, for example, even in a situation
that was affected very strongly and directly by the collapse due to
the revisionism and the resulting inner weakness. Today, the problems
have gone on there, but the whole situation in Russia today is different
than it was then. Therefore, it is very risky to bet on a fast strike,
as then in Kosovo, but also at that time had the effect of further
devastating strikes against Serbia, as now in Syria with a few quick
air strikes of which is the speech, to get success. One can almost
rule out that something like this will be the case. In Serbia at that
time the Chinese embassy in Belgrade was even hit "accidentally"
during an air attack by NATO. (Who knows whether the U.S. Defense
Minister Hagel during his "lightning visit" to Malaysia
and Brunei, which is largely suppressed in the local news, perhaps
also has "advised" his Chinese counterpart about it and
tried to convince him of the benefits of a "Hold Still"
in terms of Syria.)
In any case, this war project must be decidedly encountered by the
European side, which is currently threatening in a massive way from
the U.S. imperialist side, and denied any support. And it must be
stirred, however, especially among progressive forces, that such a
thing is not even dared one more time.
Especially the "conformist" warmongering must be decidedly
encountered as currently patters down in the German media where it
does not matter if what they report corresponds to any logic. In American
media, by the way, such an effort is not without controversy. If we
in this country however every day witnessed how blatantly particular
stations, both broadcasting and television, take on the war-mongering
of certain circles in the U.S., or some above mentioned representatives
of European governments, then that is more than questionable. Change
black into white - that we had already several times, in fact, also
in Kosovo with the NATO military action then for which in in this
country the Greens have beaten the drum vigorously. But the current
situation is different and the risks are different from those at that
time. This should allow certain governments in Europe to let the matter
go through their minds before they take over such a transparent procedure
by the Obama administration in the wake of the U.S. neo-cons and in
conjunction with their auxiliary minions in Britain and France and
their open and secret "allies" in this country.
Group Neue Einheit
Maria Weiß August 28, 2013