Comments on: Let’s end the empty talk about Syria Navigating the global archipelago Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:50:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob111 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 08:07:56 +0000 They were professional mercenary soldiers parachuting from across the border in Israel. They are of North African nationality, and were also used in the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi when he surrendered to opposition troops.

These guys are very professional, very dedicated and on big contracts to carry out high priority targets. The method of operation usually involves mixing with the rag-tag opposition groups that are temporarily funded and armed.

Israel is 100% behind the operations being carried out in North Africa and Syria and tacitly being funded by the CIA.

So Mr Mousavizadeh, you just keep writing your column for your next paycheck, but the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.


By: politbureau Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:56:50 +0000 By any honest body count, the butchers of Fallujah and sponsors of the butchers of Sabra and Shatila, Gaza and Lebanon are morally culpable for the deaths of far more men, women and children than all the petty Arab dictators combined so their crocodile tears now for the people of Syria are nothing more than depraved hypocrisy.

By: paintcan Wed, 06 Jun 2012 15:07:40 +0000 “in the design of the new, multi-party, governance of Syria.”

For multi-party governance, nobody beats Afghanistan with over 150 political parties. That should waste a lot of Afghan man-hours in useless arguing. They will wrap themselves up in so much political process they won’t be able to a do a thing but take graft.

I don’t know why you complain about “self-appointed Avatars” of peace when the self-appointed avatars of war seem to do a hell of a lot of damage, are hardly accountable for any of the deaths they cause, and can’t get enough over billed hours for their self-styled service and devotion.

Why is the author so concerned? The continued deaths due to daily bombings in Iraq and Afghanistan don’t seem to be of much interest to you so why do civilian casualties in Syria (whoever is actually responsible for them) bother you in the least? There care no totals of the dead in Iraq any more? I haven’t tried to do that myself but from the articles I’ve seen, it is well over a few hundred this year alone. For the past two or three it could well be over a thousand.

As Rumsfeld said – “Shit happens”, continues to happen and can always be reminded to happen if it ever takes a breath. It doesn’t need your help.

You can tell the US is loosing it’s mind when there are so many comments that would like to see the end of the UN. The US doesn’t seem to have much more success at humanitarian work or the unglamorous work of building pan-global treaties. And if its record with forging long lasting multi-country alliances is any indication, it wouldn’t have much success at them either. The “coalition of the willing” became unwilling years ago, don’t you recall?

Foreign intervention can’t promise the Syrians anything more than more turmoil. If it fails the concerned countries will look elsewhere for prime causes.

BTW – Something that has not been mentioned about Iran since I started reading this site in 2004. The Cubans have their US based expats that want revenge on Castro, the Iraqi’s had their expat contingents lobbying Washington during the run up to invasion (remember Chalabi who seemed to appear out of nowhere) and the Israeli’s have their perpetual busy bodies trying to train US guns on their enemies.

Iran must have them too in the form of exiles of the Shah’s government who had to flee. Many came here. They want their wealth and position back, no doubt, and yet no one ever mentions them? That’s deep cover for sure.

By: KyleDexter Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:23:50 +0000 It is obvious Mr. Mousavizadeh has been drinking too much of the west’s coolaid. I wonder if it is because he is Iranian and ashamed of his own people?

Mr. Mousavizadeh, the reality is that Russia and China will NEVER go along with regime change because in the case of Syria, they have always been allied to Russia and China with minimal relations with the West. So any change of government would be a lose lose situation for Russia. These two countries are also tired of Western interventions.

My advice to the West on the Middle East, LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: ALLSOLUTIONS Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:15:34 +0000 So many things

The UN is totally worthless, always has been and always will be, especially the Security Council. It is one of the biggest frauds perpetrated on the world’s population.

Why is it the “West” should take action? What about the other parts of the world?

If the any individual or nation really wants to do something constructive, they should attack Iran. Two birds with one stone: eliminate the threat from Iran and cut off the weapons flow to Syria.

More, but will keep it relatively short.

Censorship is evil.

By: act1 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 13:56:22 +0000 There’s a lot of wringing of hands worldwide but the fact is the protests hit with criminal retaliations by Assad has degenerated into a civil war. What sympathetic nations should do is provide the necessary arms and equipment to the opposition to defend themselves and force Assad’s “elite” into turning on him Iran is providing Assad with full backing. Should we do no less for the opposition?

By: usagadfly Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:20:35 +0000 It is very difficult for any American based commentator to speak of a “broad based” government with any credibility. Let the USA establish its own “broad based” government before it preaches to others.

While we once did have a broad based government, we now have what for all practical purposes is an aristocracy. And we have the economic decline to be expected from such systems, with aristocrats at one end of the spectrum and peasants at the other, with few in between, and no peasants with political power either. Now we just need a President for Life.

By: ajrolaf Wed, 06 Jun 2012 09:00:32 +0000 If you would change name from Syria to S. Arabia and Assad with King Saud, article would be tottaly different, wouldnt it? There is no proof that Syrian army killed those civilians, you just take it for granted. Why do you lie to your readers? Who is opposition anyway? Those guys sitting in London, or those guys that are suplied with money and weapons from regimes that are far more worse than Asad … Qatar, Kings… You guys are creating another Al Qaida and it will all come back to you… i guess if you have wrote in the times of cold war, al qaida would be freedom fighters. You should read some history…

By: pjancu Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:54:29 +0000 Let the reptiles devour each other for we have no assurance that the opposition is any better.