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Syrian blood etches a new line in the sand

Posted By admin On July 24, 2012 @ 8:24 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Pepe Escobar
Asia Times [1]
July 24, 2012

Once upon a time, early in the previous century, a line in the sand was drawn, from Acre to Kirkuk. Two colonial powers – Britain and France – nonchalantly divided the Middle East between themselves; everything north of the line in the sand was France’s; south, it was Britain’s.

Many blowbacks – and concentric tragedies – later, a new line in the sand is being drawn by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Between Syria and Iraq, they want it all. Talk about the return of the repressed; now, as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-Gulf Cooperation Council compound, they’re in bed with their former colonial masters.

Blow by blow

No matter what militarized Western corporate media spins,┬áthere’s no endgame in Syria – yet. On the contrary; the sectarian game is just beginning.

It’s 1980s Afghanistan all over again. The over 100 heavily armed gangs engaged in civil war in Syria are overflowing with Gulf Cooperation Council funds financing their Russian RPGs bought on the black market. Salafi-jihadis cross into Syria in droves – not only from Iraq but also Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia and Pakistan, following enraged calls by their imams. Kidnapping, raping and slaughtering pro-Assad regime civilians is becoming the law of the land.

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[1] Asia Times: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/NG25Ak02.html

[2] USF scientists find long line of oil 6 inches under the sand at Pensacola Beach: http://www.prisonplanet.com/usf-scientists-find-long-line-of-oil-6-inches-under-the-sand-at-pensacola-beach.html

[3] What Is Your Line In The Sand? Rise of the Republic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/what-is-your-line-in-the-sand-rise-of-the-republic.html

[4] Ron Paul: Guns Are Americans’ “Line in the Sand”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/ron-paul-guns-are-americans-line-in-the-sand.html

[5] Realpolitik blurs US red line on Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/realpolitik-blurs-us-red-line-on-syria.html

[6] Turkish foreign minister says “red line crossed” in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-foreign-minister-says-red-line-crossed-in-syria.html

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