Oct 14, 2012
“Draw up any scenario you please: the Kurds are available. Lacking a state of their own, the Kurds thrive when all the existing states are in turmoil.” – Robert D. Kaplan, “Sons of Devils,”  The Atlantic, November 1987. .
“The Kurds have understood Reagan’s words well, when he said that Kurdistan is a matchbox, that might at any moment act in its own aims and interests.” – Ishkhan Miroev, “The Kurds won’t sacrifice themselves to the West,”  Pravda, March 27, 2012. .
“The Kurds will not be anybody’s army. We have to stay independent and work with the people. We will be on the side of democracy, if the West brings democracy we will take part in it. But if the West has hidden agendas then we will not take part.” – Murat Karayilan, acting leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), “Murat Karayilan: Hoping for a Kurdish Spring,”  Al Jazeera, October 13, 2012. .
The “Responsibility to Protect,” principle that is promoted by “liberal interventionists” to justify aggressive wars against anti-NATO countries is bullshit. It does not pass the smell test because its application is divorced from moral principles and disguises ulterior geopolitical motives.
For example, the R2P principle does not apply to Turkey’s oppression of the Kurds. Western powers are concentrating on Assad’s fabricated atrocities , but not intervening in Turkey to stop the criminal repression and real massacres of the Kurdish population by the Turkish government.
Recently, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan called on the United Nations to act for humanitarian reasons in Syria and bring down Assad.
Yeah, that’s right. The same government that has savagely murdered thousands of Kurds in cold blood, bombed innocent people in its villages, and locked up journalists  who criticized the government’s policies is calling for UN intervention in its neighbouring country for “humanitarian” aims. I’m trying to hold back my laughter but the level of bullshit from Erdogan is just too much.
Turkey is not a moral leader, and it is not innocent in its misguided fight with Syria. History shows that the Turkish state is more despotic and cruel towards its Kurdish minority than the Syrian state under Assad’s rule. Turkey deserves greater contempt than Syria from the international community for its human rights violations and its decades-long record of oppression of political activists.
The war in Syria could turn catastrophic. Turkey’s aggression against Syria hasn’t ceased, and the tensions between the two governments continue to grow. The writer ‘b’ of Moon of Alabama says an October Surprise may be in the works to get the United States hooked into a larger war in Syria, writing : “Any serious event on the Turkish Syrian border could now be an October surprise  to unleash a Guns of August like situation.” .
Geopolitical analyst F. William Engdahl gives us the bigger picture in his article, “Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War,”  in which he says:
“The battle for the future control of Syria is at the heart of this enormous geopolitical war and tug of war. Its resolution will have enormous consequences for either world peace or endless war and conflict and slaughter. NATO member Turkey is playing with fire as is Qatar’s Emir, along with Israel’s Netanyahu and NATO members France and USA.” .
Washington’s interest in Syria goes back to the end of the first Gulf War, and it is primarily about securing U.S. hegemony in the Middle East  and taking out Israel’s enemies, not saving Syrian lives from a vicious tyrant.
The “Humanitarian Empire”  does not care about preserving human life, protecting international law, and spreading democracy. It is a lawless wild animal that is in possession of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons.
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney gave a major foreign policy speech on October 8, 2012, at the Virginia Military Institute, arguing that the U.S. should take greater action in Syria to remove Assad from power:
“In Syria, I will work … to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks, helicopters and fighter jets.” .
What “values” is Mr. Romney talking about? What world is this man living in? What time period? This is not 1982. Washington is in its post-Soviet Union stage, and it is feasting on human blood like a vampire in the dark night of ignorance.
The terrorists, thieves, and rascals in the “Free Syrian Army” are not the Mujahideen of Afghanistan, Syria is not the Soviet Empire, and Romney is no Reagan. So why is Washington stuck in this absurd, pre-Soviet collapse, foreign policy paradigm? The U.S. foreign policy establishment lacks original ideas.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Imperial America, aka Zionist America, aka Bankster-hijacked America, does not have any values and principles. The only thing it has in common with the opposition in Syria is its willingness to resort to cruelty and depravity to achieve its political aims. The Jihadist terrorists  in the FSA and Washington’s false flag fundamentalists  are experts in the dark arts of terrorism and destabilization.
I hate to say it because I love America, but the United States, under the ownership of the international banking cartel, is a naked aggressor and a global terrorist state  that is masquerading as a defender of freedom. When you pull back the curtain, you’ll see that Washington, like Oz, is the Great Pretender. It is a hollow power. It is empty of reason, morality, sanity, and humanity. There is nothing there. Obama’s disappearance act in the first presidential debate was symbolic of this fact.
1. Robert D. Kaplan, “Sons of Devils,”  The Atlantic, November 1987.
2. Ishkhan Miroev, “The Kurds won’t sacrifice themselves to the West,” Pravda, March 27, 2012.
3. Murat Karayilan, “Murat Karayilan: Hoping for a Kurdish Spring,”  Al Jazeera, October 13, 2012.
4. ‘b’, “An October Surprise That Leads To The Guns Of August,”  Moon of Alabama, October 13, 2012.
5. F. William Engdahl, “Syria, Turkey, Israel and a Greater Middle East Energy War,”  Voltaire Network, October 12, 2012.
6. Mitt Romney, as quoted in Patrick J. Buchanan’s article, “Stay out of the Syrian Maelstrom,”  October 12, 2012.
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator