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Syria Has No Enemies

I know you may find this hard to believe, but no matter how much you look, you will not find enemies of Syria.  On 1 April, 2012, for example, the Friends of Syria held a conference in Istanbul, and you know how many countries were represented?  Seventy!  Of course, Syria was not one of the represented countries, and some skeptics may say that the date of the conference and the whoopee cushions on the delegates’ seats was suspicious.  It is nevertheless astonishing to see how widely Syria is loved by persons for whom 1 April holds special significance.

The objective of the conference was to determine how best to assure Syrian democracy, human rights and independence, which is why the humanitarian democratic monarchies of Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia were all represented, along with the anti-imperialist regimes of the U.S., Turkey, Britain and France.  Conspicuously absent were Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba.  However, this reporter received assurances from the highest levels of these governments that they were not only friends but allies.

You would also be astonished at the nongovernmental organizations that are friends of Syria.  As I reported on 10 July, al-Qaeda has re-joined hands with its erstwhile allies, the U.S., to help Syria.  Similarly, I reported on 27 July that the U.S. Treasury has awarded a license to the nonprofit Syrian Support Group to provide a variety of services that would otherwise have been prohibited to Syria.  In addition, the U.S.-supported Syrian Observatory has been supplying astronomical data for the large number of Syrian citizens that are making the journey to the heavens, with the assistance of the Friends of Syria and the Syrian government alike.

Of course, Syria’s oldest and most intractable enemy has been Israel, which was not present at the 1 April conference and which has remained relatively silent.  However, I was astonished at the warm feelings expressed by none other than Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

“Of course we love Syria,” he said.  “Why do you think we insisted on having a piece of it for ourselves?  We count ourselves among the Friends of Syria, and let me assure you that we all have the same interests at heart.”

7 Responses to Syria Has No Enemies

  1. Alex August 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    No surprise, Shaitan Brothers Love Israel, Ask Said Al-Hariri.

    Wikileaks: Hariri ‘suggested the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood with Abdel Halim Khaddam, … they even support peace with Israel’

    13. (S/NF) If the regime were to fall in Syria, who would be there to fill in the vacuum?…,Asked Talwar 

    Saad suggested that the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, in partnership with ex-regime figures like Abdel Halim Khaddam and Hikmet Shehabi (“though he’s still close to the regime”), could step into the void. Saad claimed that the Syrian Brotherhood is similar in character to Turkey’s moderate Islamists.

    “They would accept a Christian or a woman as President. They accept civil government. It’s like Turkey in Syria.

    They even support peace with Israel.Saying that he maintains close contact with Khaddam (in Paris) and Syrian Muslim Brotherhood leader-in-exile Ali Bayanuni (in London), Saad urged us to “talk to Bayanuni. See what he’s like. You will see wonders.“…..

  2. Laura Stuart August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    A different view point

    Muslim world’s pride

    History in the making: Syrian Mujahideen defeat Assad’s assault on Aleppo.

    May not be able to withstand Air and Artillery Assault. Deir el-Zour also Captured.

    August 3: In Aleppo [Halab] in 12 days of fighting, the Syrian mujahideen have repulsed scores of attacks by Assad’s security forces. Also several tanks and armored vehicles were captured when the rebels took a check point to the north of the city. A reuters reporter in the city says large segments of Aleppo, Syria’s biggest city are in Islamic hands. However, Assad is preparing an all out air and tank assault on Aleppo which could drive the fighters back.
    The embattled city of Deir el-Zour is finally in Islamic hands.
    Today Assad’s forces attacked Hama again and killed scores of civilians. There are also reports of a unit of Assad’s internal security agents involved in torture and rape executed by the fighters.
    Christian Syrians and secularized Palestinians [PFLP] are fighting on the side of Assad’s Alawites. Use of minorities to suppress the Muslim majority has been part of Assad’s ploy to stay in power.
    New fighting is also reported from Damascus. Also, there is an attack on a Palestinian camp killing 21 alleged supporters of Assad.
    [Turkey has, unofficially, provided small arms in a steady stream to the fighters. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are helping the refugees pouring out of Syria. One million Syrians are displaced internally. Sad to say, Iran’s Press TV continues to repeat Assad’s propaganda and even claims that people of Syria support Assad!]
    Latest: August 3, Fox News: US intelligence chief Clapper says Al-Qaida Islamic forces from Iraq are pouring into Syria to fight Assad’s forces. [Ed. note: this could explain the quandary the US is facing in doing a “Bosnia” and claiming that “O Syrian people, we are on your side” or even send in the USAF.]

  3. who_me August 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    one shouldn’t forget bennie the yahoo’s support for the syrian people:

    “we israelis have for a long time covet…um, lus…er, loved the beauty of the syrian countryside. our hope is to one day help our syrian little brothers make their country bloom with many settlements of israeli helpers and advisors as we are helping our palestinian little brothers. to this end, we have instructed the world media to help them become a democracy. just like we in israel are.”

  4. redscribe August 5, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Objectively, that is a very Islamophobic cartoon. Obama with his arm around Al Qaeda. The Muslim Brotherhood as a supposed front for Al Qaeda.

    Was the cartoonist someone close to Netanyahu?

    I actually doubt it. But the mentality that sees conspiracies everywhere has a tendency to backfire.

    ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ as someone once said.

    • who_me August 5, 2012 at 2:08 am #

      “Objectively, that is a very Islamophobic cartoon. Obama with his arm around Al Qaeda. The Muslim Brotherhood as a supposed front for Al Qaeda.”

      i’ve noticed that has a lot of islamophobic political cartoons. they seem to reinforce the rush limbaugh sorts of hate radio propaganda. i agree with your assessment of this cartoon.

      but sometimes, those knuckledraggers get it right by accident. 😀

      as all 3 depicted are very busy working together, terrorising the people of syria under a masquerade of bringing them “democracy” and “freedom”. what’s is missing is their puppet strings being manipulated by a laughing bennie the yahoo, decked out with a dead fox skin, with “zionist occupied liberal/left” lettered on it, wrapped about his shoulders, mink stole fashion.

    • etominusipi August 5, 2012 at 3:14 am #

      the cartoon is offensively Islamophobic because, in a typically high-handed imperialist gesture, it deliberately fails to make the distinction between Al Qaeda as a (somewhat volatile) asset of the CIA, and the Brotherhood as (originally) an organisation nurtured by MI6.

      any true Muslim would find it difficult not to feel insulted by such disregard for important details of history. however, any injury to Muslim sensibilities could be substantially mitigated by a substantial donation to the Caliphate Fighting Fund (CFF).

      please make cheques payable to A.Chalabi, treasurer.

      P.S. our postal address is now

      The Servants of Allah PLC
      Haliburton House
      Blackwater Street
      Baghdad WC1

  5. Alex August 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Syria reached Oil deal with Russia