The situation in Syria

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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:36 am

Hi All,

I wish to refer you to an interesting article from al-monitor, about different agendas pushed by superpowers (China/USA) in Syria.

I don’t wish to comment on the broader China/USA dispute, as it’s a broad, and divisive topic, and there would be plenty of legitimate criticisms to make about both superpowers. With regard to Syria, however, China has clearly had the more morally acceptable position.

It has consistently advocated for the sovereignty of Syria, has provided diplomatic protection to the Syrian government, and (along with Russia) used its veto power on the UN Security Council to thwart US/western plans to overthrow the Assad government. Moreover, the US and its allies have openly done a ‘deal with the devil’ from the outset, siding with al-queda and other murderous jihadists in their joint lust to overthrow the government of Syria.

I am not claiming that China took the better path because they’re nice guys. They also have a lust for global power, just as the USA does. My simple point is that, in the case of Syria, they were clearly on the side of the lesser of two evils, i.e. the Assad government.

Anyway, with the war there now simmering away on a much lower level (although there are still reports of rebel/jihadist insurgency in Idlib province, NW Syria, and also in the south of the country), China is looking to invest heavily in the rebuilding of Syria (the estimated price tag of the bill to repair the damage from the war is put at several hundred billion dollars).

There is also the suggestion (in the article I will link to) that China will somehow use the new conditions brought about by the coronavirus situation to give momentum to their plans.

Note: Just to make it clear, I do not view the USA or China as any better than each other morally; they are both intent on world domination, as all empires have been throughout history. As stated, in the case of Syria, I firmly believe that China was on the right side, even though it’s not because of altruism or anything of the like, but out of a different modus operandi in comparison to the west, which, in the case of Syria, led them to back the side which was morally not as bad as the side backed by the west.

If you wish to read the article, link is below:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... nsion.html
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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:03 am

Hi All,

This post ties directly into the last one. In the midst of the catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus, made much worse by the government shutdowns across the globe, the military-industrial complex based in Washington is not taking pause, and is going full steam ahead with its lust for conquest, and global hegemony.

Sanctions have been maintained, and consolidated against Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the virus and resultant shutdowns, while further action, including tightening of the blockade, has been undertaken against Venezuela.

Now I have come across news that a brand-new wave of US-orchestrated sanctions are about to be enacted against Syria.
Of course, the language used to justify these cruel, deadly measure is always dressed up in Orwellian double speak, i.e. the sanctions are carried out because the Syrian government is ‘bad’, and all the US government wants to do is ‘protect’ civilians, etc. This is, of course, pure propaganda, and it is all about the long-desired wish of the west, and its allies, to carry out regime change in Syria.

Meanwhile, to take Saudi Arabia as a prime example, the west has nothing bad to say about the most draconian, repressive nation on earth, a nation that is easily the biggest state sponsor of terrorism on the globe. But because Saudi Arabia is a client state, everything is fine, nothing to see here.

It is clear, with these new western sanctions against Syria, that the west is still trying to topple the Syrian government after all of these years, without any regard at all (propaganda aside) for the suffering of the Syrian people.

I link you to an article on this below. It’s from Breitbart News, a source I generally find okay on most issues, but unfortunately not good when it comes to the military-industrial complex (in my opinion, Breitbart falls in line with virtually all of mainstream media on this issue, and tows a generally pro-war, pro-western line).

One would think, amid the disastrous year experienced by the world so far, that the military-industrial complex would be forced to take pause for a while. However, at least as far as I can see, there is no sign of this at all.

I wish you a pleasant weekend, and (hopefully) a great time at church tomorrow.

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https://www.breitbart.com/national-secu ... ows-worse/
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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:00 am

Hello Everyone,

I'll make this really quick. As Syria continues to suffer the effects of almost a decade of gruelling war, made worse by escalating US sanctions against the country, Israel continues to operate as the official air force of al-queda and other jihadists in Syria.

In the latest airstrikes, which mainly struck facilities of Syrian government forces (the major enemy of al-queda and ISIS in Syria), the Israeli air force killed several government forces and their allies.

While I support the right of every country to exist, I think that what is desperately lacking in that region is a powerful counterweight to Israeli supremacy, to at least make it consider whether its warcrimes are worth it. But without such a counterweight, it will continue to carry out its crimes without fear of blowback.

Link to a brief dispatch on this is below:

https://www.voltairenet.org/article210330.html

Just a footnote: You can politely disregard my advice if you don't like it, but I have felt a strong influence from The Lord in recent years about allegiances, particularly national. I have not had any strong feelings about my own nation for many years. I was also once upon a time a big fan of Israel, but no longer. I have felt The Lord tell me to throw away such allegiances, and focus only on Him and His kingdom.

Of course, this does not mean that you should do the same thing. Each to their own. It is not one size fits all, and we all have different opinions about different things. I'm just telling you mine. God bless you.
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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:32 am

Hello Everyone,

Not any major news out of Syria of late. Israel continues to operate as the Air Force of al-queda. A week or two ago, an Israeli drone strike in Syria killed a dozen pro-government, anti-ISIS militiamen.

Meanwhile, the military-industrial complex, based in Washington, continues to work for regime change in Iran, with escalating, murderous sanctions, embargoes, etc.

This is clearly causing Iran to pivot toward China. The two countries have reportedly been working on a proposed 25-year economic, strategic, security pact, which would see heavily increased Chinese influence in Iran.

The deal is apparently near completion and if you’d to read an article on this, link is below.

For anyone interested in end-time events (from biblical perspective), a lot of these developments are quite significant.

Have a nice Sunday, and I hope you have the opportunity to get to church. Link below:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... china.html
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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:01 pm

Hello again,

The Syrian Civil War, while significantly wound down, is still not settled. The oil-rich east is occupied by US forces and their proxies, clearly in order to control the oil supplies.

Besides that, Idlib continues to be the only area under rebel control, and still unresolved. It is on the Turkish border, and is ruled by Turkish-backed jihadists. Assad wants it back under government control, but this is much easier said than done.

The spectre of a large fight for control of this governorate looms large. Turkey would like to maintain influence there through its extremst proxies, and could have much to lose if Assad’s forces push to liberate it. For Assad, such an offensive could be highly costly and fruitless, while for Russia, who backs Assad but maintains an uneasy understanding with Turkey, it is also a complicated scenario.

It seems like a hopeless situation for all. Naturally, the only good scenario for Syria would’ve been if no outside countries interfered in its affairs to start with. Prevention is always better than cure.

Link to an article on this is below:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/origin ... putin.html
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Re: The situation in Syria

Postby TrueAndMagneticNorth » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:10 am

Hello All,

Syria continues to be occupied by US and other western forces, who are there on behalf of the military-industrial complex. Moreover, they are largely positioned in areas of the country that are rich in oil, to steal it, and not enable the government of Syria to have access to it, or use thereof.

Further to this, US forces in Syria recently killed a Syrian soldier at a checkpoint (in Syria). After the US forces had been denied permission to go through, they attacked the checkpoint with a helicopter gunship, killing at least one local soldier. This is disgraceful conduct on a par with armies from previous times who have invaded, occupied, repressed local people, etc.

Unsurprisingly, mainstream media have portrayed the actions of the US forces as 'self-defence.' If this is the case, I have a question for you: If an armed thief invades your home and, in your living room, points a gun at you… leading you to open fire on the thief (but not hit him)… leading the thief to then shoot you dead, is it fair to say that the thief acted in self-defence?

I'm wary of delving too deeply into geo-politics in this Christian Forum, but I also feel the need to share these unpleasant realities with anyone who is interested.

With the war very much wound down in Syria, it is the military-industrial complex, based in Washington, that continues to escalate the situation there, and deny oil money to the people of Syria.

I'm not naive; some of the oil money would undoubtedly be corruptly used by the government of Assad, if he had access to it. After all, every country is corrupt. But this is obviously not the reason why the US and its proxies are stealing the oil from Syria.

Link to a dispatch on these unpleasant developments is below, a relevant video link within:

https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2020/08/18 ... yrian-oil/
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