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A look at the Syrian situation
Date 12/03/2012 18:42  Author webmaster  Hits 5291  Language Global
Syrian demonstrators in Damascus protest against the Arab League decision to suspend Syria's membership, November 13, 2011 - presstv.ir"Above all the Arab nations Syria has a proud reputation on human rights. Sunnis, Shia, Alawite, Christian, Armenians, Jews, live and worship together in peace. The Syrian government has even been helping in the restoration of synagoges. Can you say the same for that darling of the USA and the UK, Saudi Arabia? ... Since the US-led adventure in Iraq tens of thousands of Christian refugees from that country have found their way to Syria, where they have been looked after in family homes until their futures were sorted out and they could move on."

By Godfrey Bloom MEP

•  Western media’s disinformation about the Syrian Arab Republic is only likely to inflame an already dangerous situation.  For example, the 13 million youthful enthusiasts who belong to the powerful worldwide internet activist group, Avaaz, are being encouraged to help to oppose the Syrian Government by any means possible. So what is really going on?

Words such as ‘activist’ ‘insurgent’ citizen’ ‘dissident’ are blurred in the media, so I shall try to avoid them. So what’s going on? A couple of dozen soldiers of the Syrian Army were captured in Homs, and negotiations failed to gain their release. So instead of writing them off, the army went on the attack on behalf of this handful of members. Would any civilised country hand over power to its enemies instead of taking such action?


Above all the Arab nations Syria has a proud reputation on human rights. Sunnis, Shia, Alawite, Christian, Armenians, Jews, live and worship together in peace. The Syrian government has even been helping in the restoration of synagoges. Can you say the same for that darling of the USA and the UK, Saudi Arabia? Where are their cathedrals? Where are their synagogues? Where are the non Wahabis? How do women rate on the scale of human being? The peace in Syria has been maintained, historically, as it would be elsewhere in the Arab world, by harsh treatment of those who set out to upset the situation, but even then not the same as would be the case under Sharia Law, or at Guantanamo Bay.

Since the US-led adventure in Iraq tens of thousands of Christian refugees from that country have found their way to Syria, where they have been looked after in family homes until their futures were sorted out and they could move on. The English wife of a friend of mine has been happy to walk home alone in the evening through the winding streets of old Damascus. Take a look at press photographs of anti-government demonstrators - find the woman. Take a look at press photographs of pro-government demonstrators, and women  would appear to form the majority.

The President of the Syrian Arab Republic, himself an opthalmic surgeon, married to a banker from a Homs family, whose father is a cardiologist is not going to be gung-ho in an attempt to destroy Homs. No, but his government has to respond to the threat of the destruction of the nation by ‘Islamist’ fanatics who are a disgrace to Islam. They tried before by killing trainee officers at the Army college near Aleppo, they tried again by killing Christians and Alawi in Hama, and on both occasions thy were crushed by the Syrian Army. They have not forgotten, and see this as a possible breakthrough.

Of course, as usual, Israel is one of the keys to this situation. Negotiations had been progressing well on some degree of normalising relationships between the two countries. Israeli zealots on the one hand and militant Islamists on the other could not bear that idea, so there is another reason for the present troubles. However, as Russian commentators have noted, an Israel completely surrounded by Wahabi militants need not then waste energy on that remotest of possibilities, that Iran could be its problem unless it attacks that country.

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