Syria’s Fight for Aleppo
Derived from an article by Andre Vltchek
With only 17 million inhabitants (according to the 2014 estimate), Syria is now facing the mightiest coalition on Earth – a coalition that consists of virtually all traditional Western colonialist nations. It is also facing the murderous Islamic groupings, similar to those that were already unleashed against the Soviet Union during the war in Afghanistan. But it is standing against all odds. Its Golan Heights are illegally occupied by Israel, its borders constantly violated by the Turkish military, and by the West’s ‘special forces’ and air force.
Syria’s “political opposition” was created, then groomed and financed by the United States and Europe, in the style of “Colour Revolutions”, as has happened in all other countries that the West has been trying to destabilize and return under its deadly rule. Millions of Syrian people have been, during the last six years, terrorized, slaughtered and intimidated by jihadi cadres, implanted by the West and its regional allies: Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, Israel and others.
Some of the greatest historical cities on Earth, like Aleppo and Palmira, now lie in ruins. What the European Christian crusaders failed to destroy, is collapsing under the imperialist onslaught. Like everywhere else on Earth, everything that dares to struggle against the Washington/Wall Street Consensus is being destroyed. Almost everyone who resists is side-lined or slaughtered. Hundreds of thousands of Syrian people have already lost their lives and the awful count is rising. Five million Syrian people have been forced to leave their country, scattered all over the Middle East: throughout Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey. Some have gone as far as Europe.
The rest of the world does not understand; it is not meant to understand. The propaganda coming out of the Western mass media outlets and indoctrination-spreading institutions is so thorough, so professional, that to most of people all over the world everything related to Syria appears to be blurry, murky, and incredibly complex. President Assad is demonized on a daily basis. Heroic resistance is called the “regime’s brutal actions”, pro-`western terror groups are described as “moderate opposition.”
In reality, Syria is suffering because it is refusing to kneel to the Washington/Wall Street Consensus, it is unwilling to prostitute itself, allowing them to grab everything above and under the surface.
This consensus never forgives disobedience. Its fundamentalist terror methods are the most brutal ever invented and implemented on Earth.
All around Syria, countries already lie in ashes. The Middle East hardly exists, anymore. And most of the Syrian people understand: it is perhaps better to die standing, than to live in shackles, under control. The more the terror the West spreads, the more vicious its propaganda is, the one-sided compliant journalism has ceased to ask questions. In the bulk of the media there is no hint of objectivity left.
President al-Assad of Syria, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies – Russia and Iran – are being relentlessly demonized, as if it were them who began that monstrous war! And Hezbollah, which is fighting countless epic battles against the ISIS, sits firmly on the West’s terrorist list. Everything seems to be twisted and perverted, upside down. The UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal and others, have centuries of experience in how to humiliate victims, how to justify their own heinous acts, how to brainwash their own populations and even some of their victims! The United States, the direct product of Europe, is using the same vulgar, propaganda tactics.
Nothing rational and objective can be expected from the people of Europe or North America. Except for a few insignificant protests and rebellious acts, the Western population is in a total slumber, indifferent towards the horrors that are being administered by its regime all over the globe. There is hardly any pressure to stop acts of terror against Syria. The only thing that seems to matter to Europeans is how to stop the flow of refugees from the devastated countries. The people of Europe and North America do not see or understand that they are involved in murdering millions, in one country after another, instead they blame the victims and those rushing to their rescue!
Now the biggest enemy is Russia, because it is like China clearly unwilling to dance to Washington’s tune! Russia as the Soviet Union for many decades, stood by many oppressed countries, and supported the de-colonization of the world, Russia is now defending Syria. Not because it needs natural resources, or wants to plunder. It is doing so, because it has watched the destruction of countries around it, it has seen NATO come to its borders against all previous agreements. It does so, because if the world around it is abandoned to Western imperialism, their borders are next. The last time an army, German Fascism and its allies marched over the Russian border they lost 25 million people. This, the Russians say, will not happen again.
If Syria were to surrender, it would meet the terrible fate of Iraq or Libya. 62 Syrian soldiers were reported killed in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike on the Syrian military base Deir el-Zour, on September 17, the planes killed the soldiers that were involved in a battle with ISIS. Almost immediately, the ISIS took over the hill and the area, in what appeared to be a clearly coordinated operation between the West and the “Islamic State”, against the Syrian government forces.
A few days later, a humanitarian convoy was hit near the city of Aleppo. Without presenting any evidence, the West immediately pointed a finger at the Syrian government and Russia. But the Russian Ministry of Defence released images of a US predator drone operating in the area during the attack, and called for a thorough investigation. There is one simple point that is being constantly overlooked by the West and its media.
The legitimate government of Syria asked Moscow for help, to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups implanted by the West and its allies. Nobody invited the West! Only those groups that the West itself created and supported inside Syria invited it? Both Syrian government forces and Russia are fighting brutal foreign invaders who are attempting to destroy one of the oldest nations on Earth and take control of the entire Middle East.
The sacrifice made by the Syrian people is tremendous. But against all odds, the deadly advance of the imperialists may be stopped there, but the price is terrible, for the dogs of war are released all hell breaks loose, Aleppo is turning into the Middle-Eastern Stalingrad. The Syrian nation has made its choice: it will fight the invaders, as it fought the crusaders under Saladin.