Perhaps because Syria was the first Christian state. On the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, amazing monuments of world culture have been preserved and preserved. And, naturally, the question arises: why did this beautiful and calm country suddenly turn into an arena of bloody battles? And one more question hangs in the air: why is the United States of America - more precisely, the political and business elite of the USA - so excited about the crisis in Syria and ready to gouge the most beautiful cities with tomahawks, ruin historical artifacts of ancient culture, destroy thousands of innocent people? Have Americans really fallen in love with al-Qaeda, religious fanatics after September 11, 2001 and want to make all Arabs happy? Then why not concerned Americans to put an end to the fratricidal massacre in Iraq, which the United States destroyed as a centralized state?
FATE AND MARITIME CLAIM OF AMERICA
Somehow, everything that happens with the imaginary concern of the American policy of protecting the civilians of foreign countries does not fit. Too odious looks a number of "protected" by American minorities. In the FRY, these are Albanian drug gangs, which the special services and the US State Department, up to the middle of the 90-s of the last century, were listed as terrorist organizations, but which suddenly urgently reformed and became innocent victims of the “Milosevic regime”. In 2003, Washington suddenly burst into tears over the violation of the rights of the Shiite minority in Iraq, which the “evil Saddam” wanted to poison with poisonous gases. And weeping with compassion, George W. Bush launched a war to destroy the Iraqi Republic, in order to ensure the rights of the Shiites and Kurds, while at the same time not believing the findings of a group of international chemical inspectors arms (Blix group), who failed to find such in the presidential palaces of Saddam Hussein. And the account of the victims of the “humane” war in Iraq amounts to hundreds of thousands of people. And the Shiites, for the sake of which the Americans destroyed the state, are today the main enemies of America.
We will not find the answer to the questions posed above until we understand the essence of an empire called the United States. If you look into the history of the United States, you can find a stable political tradition - to destroy, rob, exploit, covering it all with their own invented theories, strategies, standards.
Forcibly arose on the American continent, the state required: first, to protect its independence from Europe; second, to motivate the destruction of the indigenous peoples of the American continent and the seizure of their lands; thirdly, constantly build up our own wealth by seizing new territories and establishing control over them, expanding slavery. The struggle for democracy, human rights and the freedom of other peoples appeared later, in the twentieth century, when the world radically changed the Soviet Union and the American elite needed to come up with a smokescreen to continue the old policy.
To understand the essence of the policy of Washington, I will cite several historical examples. 1640 year, meets the New England Assembly, the future US Congress. The question is being discussed: how to justify land acquisition from local Indians in a “legitimate” manner? A resolution is adopted: since all the land belongs to the Lord God, and the Indians are atheists, their territories rightfully belong to the Europeans who came to the American continent. Naturally, those who resist are subject to destruction on "legitimate" grounds. And Indian civilizations are cut down to the root. 1823 year, the US Congress approves the Monroe Doctrine, which declares the entire Americas continent as the US patrimony.
Next: the nineteenth century, adopted as a legislative act the so-called "Theory of Frontiers" by F. Turner, which legalized slavery and racism. It argues that wild, barbaric peoples have no rights, since they are not political nations. And the intervention in the affairs of these "inferior" nations is the duty and obligation of the United States. "The theory of predetermined fate" J. Strong, (1885): "This race (Anglo-Saxons) is intended to force some races out, others to assimilate, and so on until all of humanity is anglo-Saxonized." J. Bargees, geopolitical theorist, statesman (1904): “Intervention is a right and a duty of political nations towards non-political ones, since there are no human rights at the barbarity stage”. But Admiral Alfred Mahan (1840 – 1914) is still considered to be the main geopolitical strategist of the United States. I think it is worthwhile to cite some of his thoughts, especially since he expressed “tenderness” in our address. So, I quote the admiral: “Sea power is a special type of civilization destined for world domination. America’s maritime fate, and this “manifest” fate lies at the first stage in the strategic integration of the entire American continent, and then in establishing world domination ... Fighting Russia, with this continuous continental mass of the Russian Empire, stretching from western Asia Minor to the Japanese meridian East is the main long-term strategic task for the sea power. ”
Developing the Monroe Doctrine (in terms of territorial integration), Mahen demanded to prevent integration processes from the enemy ... (Apparently, following Mahen’s precepts, Mrs. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, hearing Vladimir Putin’s proposal on the Eurasian Union, nervously shrieked that the United States would not allow this. - LI). Eurasian powers (Russia, Germany, China), according to Mahen, should be strangled in the rings of “anaconda” - squeezing them at the expense of coastal zones taken out of control and blocking, if possible, the exits to the sea spaces. His quotation about the fate of the Russian people deserves to be given in more detail: “To start mastering the whole strip of southern Asia between 30 and 40 degrees of northern latitude, and from this base gradually push the Russian people to the north. Since, according to the laws of nature that are obligatory for all living things, with the cessation of growth, decline and slow dying begin, the Russian people, who are tightly locked in their northern latitudes, will not escape their fate. ” (A. Mahen. “The Influence of Sea Power on the History of 1660 – 1783”. 1890).
So, in American geopolitics, one can clearly see the self-conceit of God's chosen people, a focus on world domination, conquest and robbery of other nations, pronounced racism. I will note only one more American passion - to destroy first of all the objects of world culture: Leipzig, the shrines of Kosovo, Babylon, Libya, now Syria. Such a hobby.
What has changed in Washington’s policies after World War II and the beginning of the twenty-first century? Nothing significant. World domination as a geopolitical idea and goal-setting the US elite remained unchanged. But strategy, tools and methods are changing. Here strategists and methodologists work tirelessly. What is only Z. Brzezinski alone with his theories of “controlled chaos”, “world crisis arc”, “controlled instability”, “humanitarian intervention”, etc. Since the end of the twentieth century, the methodic J. Sharp (Einstein Institute, USA) “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” where scenarios of color revolutions, organizing mass riots, overthrowing regimes are clearly stated. 198 recommendations outlined in a specific sequence. The latest "achievement" of American strategists is the "pre-emptive war" proclaimed by George W. Bush and enshrined in the US National Security Strategy 2006 of the year. The essence of this war consists, firstly, in the fact that its content is geopolitical operations; and secondly, the goals, objectives and stages of these operations are completely different than in classical wars. The first stage is the overthrow of “dictatorial” regimes and bringing “democracies” to power. The second (very interesting) is the construction of a new nation. And only then, after the completion of construction (re-settlement of the country), is the economic recovery envisaged. At the same time, “building a new nation” is not only filling the target country with migrants from other countries, but first changing the mindset of the citizens of the conquered country, so that the results of this conquest are permanent, better — forever.
WHAT IS ARAB WORLD
Probably would not be quite correct to assert that the Syrian society and the state all right, between the government and the people reigns harmony. Arab East, as the core of Islamic civilization has its own historical and cultural features of their model values, formed the archetype of man.
The special features of the Arab tradition include:
- slow development, a conservative attitude to change;
- adherence (sometimes fanatical) religion (orthodoxy behavior);
- rejection of alien (Western first) values;
- the need for an authoritarian leader.
The UN places the Arab region among the most undemocratic parts of the planet, but just Syria is considered the most democratic among Arab countries.
The geopolitical position of the Arab (Islamic) world in the system of civilizations of the XXI century:
- The Islamic world (more than 1,5 billion people) has not yet found its place in the geopolitical structure of the 21st century as a world civilization;
- The Arab East, like the entire Islamic world, does not have its own geocivilizational project;
- Arabs failed to find an acceptable formula for combining historical tradition, religion and the modern direction of development;
- The Arab East is fixed in the position of the global “village” supplying raw materials and cheap labor to the countries of the West, and now to the East (the GDP of the Arab world is 21, Spain’s GDP is seven times smaller than in the Arab countries - 280 million person);
- for the Arab world, the catching-up development model is characteristic: after the fall of the USSR, the model of Arab socialism collapsed, there is no new model;
- The Arab world has become uncompetitive both in the West and in the East (in 2005, domestic investment in the Arab world amounted to 8 – 10 billion dollars, foreign investment more than 1 trillion dollars.).
Socio-economic situation in the region:
- on average unemployment covers more than 15% of the population;
- Arab youth and women are seriously lagging behind in intellectual development (the number of non-attending schools at the age of 12 – 17 reaches 40%);
- in the Arab world, three times less scientists per 1 million people than in the rest of the world;
- The brain drain from the Arab region over the past 20 years has grown almost 20 times, losses from it amounted to approximately 250 billion.
The Arab world, being the historical core of Islamic civilization, is far from homogeneous, not consolidated, does not have its own geopolitical development project in the current twenty-first century. So, it serves as an object for other global forces and is included in their projects. The raw material type of the economy even with the prosperous material situation of the population freezes the development of education, culture, science, production, and hence the development of society and the individual. One of the reasons is external interference in the affairs of the region, the implementation of geopolitical concepts and strategies of the West. After all, in the 20s of the last century, a British intelligence resident Lawrence of Arabia wrote to London: "The objectives of Britain’s policy in the Middle East are to force Arabs to fight against Arabs for British interests."
And again in Syria and Libya, all these negative manifestations were less pronounced than in the rest of the Arab world.
Why Washington was so angry Damask
In the Syrian Arab Republic, the development of the state and society is built on a secular basis, taking into account the moral foundations of the historical, national and religious traditions. There is a high proportion of Christians among the Arab population (about 15%), there is no inter-confessional discord. The state strictly monitors the maintenance of civil and inter-confessional peace, suppresses the manifestation of Islamic and other extremism. The country's leadership pays serious attention to education, the development of scientific knowledge, the creation of modern productions. And one more point: among the Arab states only Libya, Syria, before Iraq and to a lesser degree Yemen and Lebanon tried to conduct an independent foreign and domestic policy and be friends with Russia.
With such countries are severely cracked down. The Syrian people are also constantly under military pressure from the United States, Israel, and NATO. After all, after the betrayal of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and the defeat of Iraq, Syria consistently continued its struggle against Israeli occupation of Arab territories, provided assistance to the Palestinian resistance, supported Lebanese resistance to Israeli aggression, accepted Iraqi refugees. And she aggressively combined independence with a policy of peaceful resolution of all conflict situations. The political strategy of the president of the UAR Bashar Assad, the leadership of the republic as a whole, a serious attention to the issues of defense and security of the country, the socio-political unity of the Syrian society, orientation to Russia ensure an independent course of development.
However, in Syria there are a lot of negative moments in the socio-economic sphere, which created the ground for discontent among a part of the population, stimulated immediately from abroad. Plus, the long-standing state of emergency and the Security Service’s activities in its conditions created the potential for political discontent. The young leader of the country, Bashar Asad, elected president of the SAR after the death of his father, an outstanding statesman and international figure, Hafez Asad, in 2001, felt the need for reform of the Syrian state and society. However, the conservatism of the Syrian elite, external hostile (Israel) and watchful (monarchical and pro-American regimes of neighbors) environment did not allow them to carry out.
The author had a chance to have detailed conversations with the presidents of ATS Hafez Asad and Bashar Assad. The impression from these meetings: the leaders of Syria deeply understood the processes taking place in the Arab world, lived by the problems of their own country, sought to give new impulses to its development. The revolutionary events in North Africa, especially in neighboring Egypt, allowed the Syrian President to offer the society a constructive program of transformations, as a result of which the creative potential of the Syrian people will unfold, the country will make a breakthrough in its development, the society will acquire new democratic features. In 2011, Bashar Asad proposed to the public to discuss drafts of a new Constitution, laws on political parties, on media, on elections, a program to modernize the economy, education, and abolished the state of emergency. The Syrian public is actively involved in the discussion of presidential proposals. But let's think: how profitable is it for the United States, Israel, the “golden billion”? Their goal is to keep the Arab world scattered, hostile, impoverished, undeveloped. And most importantly - to prevent the Arab unity, the revival of Islamic civilization. That is why the constructive proposals of President Bashar Assad for the modernization of the state and society caused alarm among the opponents of Syria, since they could become an example for neighboring countries. In addition, Syria is an ally of Iran and a friend of Russia. Western and Israeli intelligence services launched the “color revolution” geopolitical operation, and the US cyber command created in October 2010 started working.
The operation began
In early February, 2011, in the building of the secret CIA mission near Istanbul, a closed meeting was held, which was headed by the US Undersecretary of State. ATS vice-president, ministers, and other corrupt former officials who fled from Damascus were summoned to the meeting. The heads of the special services of Turkey and a number of Arab states actively participated. In mid-February of the same year, microblogs are launched in Arabic and Farsi, where Syria and Iran are posing a threat not only to the region, but also to the entire “civilized” world. Experts of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems in April 2011 of the year noted that Gene Sharp's recommendations “From Dictatorship to Democracy” are actively disseminated in microblogging in Syria.
Since March 2011, the headquarters of the future Free Syrian Army has been formed in Turkey, the recruitment of fighters from various countries begins, and camps are being prepared for future refugees. Then everything is practically known: militants - mercenaries from the territory of Turkey are attacking Syrian border posts, attacking border settlements and stealing their population to Turkey, where they are awaited by refugee camps. Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabia and others screamed the whole world about the uprising of the Syrian people against the “bloody regime of Assad.” In Homs, protest rallies are held, attacks on police stations are being carried out at night, Ba'ath Party activists, officials and civilians are simply being killed who refuse to go to protest rallies. Bashar Assad limits the rights and functions of the Security Service due to the cancellation of the state of emergency. The army remains in the barracks, the police are forbidden to use weapons. The country is widely discussed a program of modernization of the country. Opposition rallies are beginning to thaw, the former vice-president of the UAR, who lives in Paris, refuses to head the future regime, the other “candidates” for democratic dictators are small, and they avoid participation in the revolution in every possible way. In early June, 2011, feeling the beginning of the failure of the operation, the ambassadors of the United States and France make an unprecedented step in the history of diplomacy - accompanied by their military attaches, without notifying the Syrian Foreign Ministry, they leave for Hama, come out at the rally platform, continue to call on Assad and continue fighting under the slogans "Down with the bloody regime." The author at this time just talked with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the SAR, a wise man and a highly qualified diplomat. When I asked the minister what Russia would do in such a case, I replied that it was an open interference in the affairs of a sovereign state, a clear violation of international norms on diplomatic missions, and such “diplomats” should leave the host country within 24 hours. The Syrians, in order not to aggravate the conflict, limited themselves to a note of protest.
What the US, its European satellites are pursuing, of course. But what do the American satellites in the conflict region want to fuck - in particular, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others?
Let's start with Turkey. At the beginning of the 2000s, there was a turnaround in Ankara’s policy in favor of rapprochement with Syria and Iran. Turkey has taken an anti-American and anti-Israeli stance, and talks and consultations with Damascus and Tehran on the Kurdish issue have become regular. It came to the threat of a military conflict with Israel in connection with the detention and inspection by Israeli “commandos” of a Turkish ship that was trying to deliver humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. Before Prime Minister Erdogan and President Gul, there was a prospect of becoming leaders of Islamic resistance to the West and Israel. Naturally, the Americans took appropriate measures and “accidentally” threw Ankara a plan to reorganize the Greater Middle East (General Petraeus’s plan), where a significant part of the territory is being shredded from Turkey, as well as a color revolution plan, which resulted in several independent states in the current Turkish territory. Besides, the commissions of the US Congress began to actively discuss the issues of the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the recognition of the government of Western Armenia in exile.
Intensified American and Israeli intelligence agencies, NGOs, the opposition movement began to stir General Gul, living in the States, in the Turkish language began to spread tips J.. Sharpe. In the western media have compromising on the Prime Minister of Turkey. Erdogan hint understood and agreed again to faithfully serve the same masters.
That Turkey belongs to the most provocative role in the Syrian drama. We have already talked about the breakthrough of the Syrian-Turkish border. The world media reported about the "random" flight of airplanes into the Syrian airspace of a Turkish military aircraft, as well as the subsequent deployment of NATO air defense systems. Recruitment and training points for militants have been deployed in Turkey, and their transfer to Syria has been organized. Chemical weapons were delivered from Turkey to militants fighting against Syria. In the plans of the US military operation against Syria, the Turkish army plays the role of a ground invasion force, which all other US allies refuse. Plus from Ankara runs the biggest lie about the situation in the SAR. For all this, Erdogan was promised the northern territories of Syria, his personal well-being and abstention from the color revolution.
Saudi kingdom. The events taking place in North Africa frightened King Abdullah and the Saudi elite in earnest. In Riyadh, it seems, they understand that it is much easier and cheaper to organize a coup and remove the monarchist family from power and its subsequent crucifixion than in Libya or Syria. Plus, the capital of the Saudi oligarchy is kept in American banks, and their owners are very impressed by the fate of Muammar Gaddafi and the foreign exchange reserves of the Libyan Jamahiriya, when the Americans declared such money as a dictator and simply appropriated, forgetting to share with the French and the British. And this is almost a trillion dollars. Plus the hostility with Iran, which is gaining political and economic power in the region, despite the Western blockade.
The royal elite was frightened by the events in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood came to power — not without US help — by no means sympathetic to the Wahhabis and the Saudis who were fattened by petrodollars. Therefore, Saudi Arabia became the main sponsor of the military coup in Egypt and agreed to compensate the military authorities for all the losses from disobedience to Washington by Egyptian generals. The same can be said about Qatar, Bahrain and other participants in the anti-Syrian conspiracy. About the same Jordan, it is unclear by whom and how involved in this conspiracy and daily feeding the "Syrian opposition" a few hundred mercenaries from two camps for training terrorists located on its territory.
WHAT HAVE FINALLY
I understand that it is too early to sum up the final results, but even the intermediate results of the Syrian drama are impressive. The Syrian people stood before a carefully planned by the United States and generously endowed with armed aggression. It was the Syrian people who supported their president and fought for their country, for their future. Attempts by liberals, neo-fascists and homosexuals of the West, their agents in Russia to imagine that only Alawites and members of the Asad family are on the side of Bashar Assad are untenable. The Syrian people have already won, standing before the united forces of the West and the regional puppets of the American oligarchy.
This victory has a global dimension: for the first time after the collapse of the USSR, Americans are losing the geopolitical game. On the side of a small Syria, a large part of the world community led by Russia spoke. And this is very significant. Russian initiatives were supported by a group of BRICS countries (more than 3 billion people), the SCO (with observers also about 3 billion), some European countries (refused to support or participate in aggression), the whole of Latin America, the majority of the US population and even the Joint Chiefs Committee US headquarters. In the entire anti-Syrian campaign, Russia and China acted together, although not always decisively, especially in the first stage of the aggression.
And a number of notes. It was Russia represented by Vladimir Putin and Russian diplomacy who committed a noble act in relation to the Nobel laureate Barack Obama, indicating the way out of the impasse in which he had driven himself. The threat of voting in the US Congress against the military operation in Syria was real, after which the American president would become a “lame duck” ... And America, mired in global debt (under a hundred trillion dollars), frozen in economic development (450 cities in a state of stagnation or bankruptcy ) and losing political weight in international affairs, could go into a dressing.
Another note. In the Syrian crisis, the beginnings of the new world are clearly marked - the world is not at all American. First of all, it is Russia, which ceases to follow orders from Washington without a murmur, it is a slowly forming Eurasian Union, then the SCO, BRICS and, I suppose, further on, as a snowball, the whole changing world. The United States, in its attempts to destroy the post-war international security system and revive fascism implicated in perverse liberalism and homosexuality, remained alone. But triumph early. The wounded American beast is still strong, and the forces that have lost in unleashing a big war for profits and world domination are capable of anything. The strongest minds of war customers are now working on the “big provocation” operation, which will make war inevitable. One must be vigilant and offensively develop the emerging success into a strategic victory of goodness and justice.