Confusion and Chaos in Syria

“Everyone is pursuing their own interests, not Syria’s.”

If there has been a more accurate and pithy description of the problem in Syria, I have not seen it. Saadeddine Somaa, a former major in the Syrian Army, has identified in an interview with the New York Times the core issue in the Syrian Civil War–the greatest humanitarian and strategic catastrophe of our time. Syria has been torn apart by various factions intent on pursuing a power grab, and, despite John Kerry’s ceaseless diplomacy, there is no sign of the fighting abating.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Said Isaiah, “I will feed thine enemies with their own flesh and make them drunk on their own blood as with sweet wine.”

  • Jay Currie

    Syria in lines on a map. Into those lines various groups, in many cases antagonists, were willy nilly dropped and told that they were Syrians.

    Unsurprisingly this has not worked out so terribly well.

    • Alain

      Really the same applies for just about every post colonial country. They are composed of artificial lines drawn on a map with no regard to the various ethnic and linguistic groups occupying the area.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Muzzies killing muzzies. Is there a problem here?

    • Will Quest

      Short answer NO ………………….
      Long answer F-ing No ………
      Islam since it’s inception has been about sectarian violence and internecine spilling of blood……. let them wallow in that sewage and we stay out of it !

  • Millie_Woods

    “…despite John Kerry’s ceaseless diplomacy…..”

    Well there’s your fucking problem right there.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Hopefully, the Turks do not allow the Kurds to form a state. Such a mistake would be detrimental to Syria, Turkey, Iran and Iraq. I want the Turks, Syrian government, Iran, Russia and China and Lebanon to own most of the Middle East because it has been shown that the United States caused many of the problems there in an effort to weaken Iran and the BRICS organization. Iran has shown to not want bloody wars, but alongside Russia they have been much more peaceful than the United States which has never met a war they didn’t like.

    Historically, the US wanted to take out Iran, Iraq, Syria and most areas not associated with US influence. In the end, influence is what this is all about.

    People in mainstream society actually believe that the US is a force for good when all the US and Western politicians have shown since the financial crisis they serve more than 1 master, meaning the banks, Israel, the military industrial complex, the warmongers, and the weapon manufacturers.

    It is pretty easy to figure out.

    Without Putin and Iran and Lebanon, Syria would have been under US coup domination.

    I thank Putin for being the world leader we need at this time!!

    • xavier

      What the hell are you talking about? If anyone deserves a homeland it’seems the Kurds. They’ve shown to be the most reliable in this conflict.

      The Sykes Picot entities have been a time bomb for decades. Did the US encourage the 82 revolt on Hama? The 2003cIraqi invasion was a mistake insofar as the Americans squandered an opportunity to divide Iraq to 3 distinct countries and work out passage to the ocean right for the Kurds and Sunnis.

      I don’t want ANY Chinese influence in the mideast. They have enough trouble with the South China Sea without sticking their fingers in a region that has no resonance for them.

      Oil is the only reason and the Chinese will botch it even more as their views are coloured by the Ughir experience. They’re dangerously clueless.

      Iran is worse. The mullahs will try to actualize the esthachon and realize that God has his own timetable. So the only apocalypse will be their demise.

      • Will Quest

        Billy Bob Thornton is the living example of little knowledge is a dangerous thing….. the guy is a barking ignoramus with a rusty axe to grind…… I bypass is comments , no time for such ignorance !

  • ismiselemeas

    Whoever wins this will have nothing but a depopulated desert to rule over. They will then move onto the next economic zone to try and make money.