by Femi Fani-Kayode
…the biggest mistake that Mr. Barack Obama will make in his Presidency is to strike Syria on the false and contrived premise that President Bashir Al Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people.
The decision of the British and German governments not to go to war in Syria gives us hope that sanity may eventually prevail in a world that has proved to be increasingly insane. Yet, sadly, it appears that France and America are as eager to go ahead as ever. As the assault is about to begin please mark words- the biggest mistake that Mr. Barack Obama will make in his Presidency is to strike Syria on the false and contrived premise that President Bashir Al Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people.
What we are witnessing today is the laying of the foundation and the planting of the seeds for what will eventually be World War 3. I am not suggesting that the military strike on Syria will witness the beginning of World War 3. What I am saying is that it will lay the foundation for it. I believe that the war itself will come at a much later stage and probably long after both Obama and Russia’s President Vladimer Putin have both left office. However the military action that America is about to embark on in Syria will be the first step on the road to that terrible final conflict. After they have struck Syria nothing will be the same again and we shall finally be on that long-awaited conflict-ridden slippery slope to Armageddon. And after that war has been fought and won historians will have cause to say that the brutal, unjustifiable, indefensible and illegal attack by Obama’s America on Syria is where and when the die was finally cast. They will say that that is when the Americans finally crossed the line of no return.
Nothing describes the frightful situation that we are faced with today in the Middle East better than the words of Mr. Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, when he said, just a few days ago, that ‘’the west handles the muslim world like a monkey handles a grenade’’. The bloody carnage that we are about to witness being unleashed by America on Syria will be so brazen, so vicious, so chilling and so ruthless that for the first time in world history Russia, Iran and China will come together, finally pick up the gauntlet and muster the courage to say ‘’no more’’ to American lawlessness, manipulation, deceit, double standards and butchery. At that point there will be no going back and, slowly but surely, one thing will lead to another and the conflict will spread until the final conflagration eventually arrives. The truth is that as Shakespeare wrote in his famous play “Julius Caesar” over 400 years ago, in the world today, “Caeser has crossed the Rubicorn, war is inevitable”.
Yet many have bought into the American propaganda that Al Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people. It is in the same way that they bought into the propaganda that Saddam Hussein had chemical weapons that he was about to use against the rest of the world. They bought into that propaganda just as they bought into the propaganda that 911 was carried out by Osama Bin Ladin, just as they bought into the propaganda that Muammar Ghaddafi was a monster that was about to kill all his people, just as they bought into the propaganda that Obama was the Messiah who wanted to spread democracy in the Middle East, just as they bought into the propaganda that Hosni Mubarak had to be removed to bring stability to Egypt, just as they bought into the propaganda that Tunisia would be better off with an islamist President. Again it is in the same way that they bought into the propaganda that Iran is evil, just as they bought into the propaganda that the Saudis are angels, just as they bought into the propaganda that Israel can do no wrong, just as they bought into the propaganda that there was no coup in Egypt, just as they bought into the propaganda that Hamas must not be recognised, just as they bought into the propaganda that Hezbollah are terrorists and just as they bought into the propaganda that Lebanon did not deserve to be stable and must be nothing more than a weak and crisis-ridden buffer-state which exists at their pleasure.
I suggest that those that have bought into all this absurd propaganda take some time out to listen to what the respected American General Wesley Clark (the man who had the distinct privilage and honour of leading the NATO forces in Europe during the attack on Slobodan Milosovitch’s forces in Serbia and Belgrade in the 90’s) said in 2007 about America’s intentions in the Middle East and about how those plans had been hatched as far back as 2001. He claimed that just two weeks after 911 America had taken the decision to remove the leaders of no less than 7 Middle Eastern countries by any means possible in order to fully secure of the Middle East for themselves. He actually listed those countries, Today, and for the last 5 years, we are bearing witness to everything that he said would happen and those things are unfolding before our very eyes. It is only the naive that can possibly deny this. Clarks’s tape can be found on youtube.
Finally, let me make two two points. Firstly there is absolutely NO evidence to suggest that it was Al Asssad’s forces that actually used the chemical weapons that were unleashed on the civilian population in Syria and it could well have been the rebels that did it. The fact that Assad’s troops were also affected by those weapons tells me a lot. No sane leader poisons his own soldiers with Sarin gas. And he certainly does not do so on his own doorstep, on the day that international weapons inspectors arrive in his country and in the middle of a war which he is on the verge of winning. Secondly the fact that America has decided not to go through the U.N. Security Council on this matter makes whatever action they take against Al Assad and Syria manifestly illegal. It violates every rule of international law and it creates yet another bad precedent. In any case, who appointed the United States as the policeman of the world and who nominated her as the spokesman for the international community? The Security Council was established to prevent precisely the type of illegal and arbitrary use of power that the American government is about to indulge in and unleash on Syria.
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