SYRIA is something I have spoken about a lot in the last week or so and it will be something of a focal point for myself in the future. I hadn’t touched upon the subject in great deal previously, for the reason that my knowledge was limited on the subject. However, I have been intensely studying the conflict and how it has been reported along with the history in the last week or so. By all means I don’t everything on it but I have loaded up with information which I feel is critical to discern the truth.

The Middle-East has always been a fascination for myself, largely because religious history is fascinating.

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But the Syrian conflict is a mash of western funded rebel groups, geopolitical landscaping and religious conflicts. However, western intervention has played a significant role.

Saudi Arabia and Syria

The timeline of events leading to the airstrikes in Syria begin before the alleged attacks in Douma. On the 9th March, Theresa May agreed to a new armament deal with the tyrant Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the deal included to sell them 48 Typhoon jets. On the 22nd March, the crown prince then undertook a trip to America, where Donald Trump agreed a $670 million deal to supply al Saud with anti-tank missiles. Finally, on the 8th April, French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped their arms export strategy and agreed a deal to sell weapons to al Saud. It was then announced that a US/UK/French coalition would commit to an airstrike on Syria.

In-between the US and French visit, it was alleged that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad ordered a chemicals weapons attack on an area the SAA were about to liberate from the western backed terrorists.

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With the United Nations stalling the OPCW and the coalition forces proceeding to bomb several military bases and airports in Damascus, the reasoning given by the coalition looks to be slipping away after investigative journalist Robert Fisk, reported from the area the chemical attack was supposed to have taken place, that there was no evidence of such an attack. Within the chaos of the western bombing and the alleged chemical attack, Israel destroyed an airbase in Syria that was connected to Iran and ISIL made a move in South Damascus, although the latter looks to be to a wild lunge rather than a strategic attack.

Saudi Arabia have been backing the ISIL led revolt in Syria, who adhere to the same hard-line ultra conservative fascist ideology that al Saud have followed throughout their history, furthermore the Free Syrian Army that was funded by the west contained many of the now ISIL members and have been linked to Al-Qaeda and the White Helmets. In the leaked Saudi Cables, a document states that they “must seek by all means available and all possible ways to overthrow the current regime in Syria.” Whilst trying to appease Russia at the same time.

Wider geopolitical conflicts

There is also the underlying Israel-Iran conflict and according to Syrian state media SANA, air defence systems were triggered on the 16th April in response to an incoming missile attack targeting Shayrat Airbase in Homs province, this is the same military installations hit by the United States in April 2017 as retribution for the allege ‘sarin attack’ at Khan Sheikhoun on Idlib province. Syrian officials have stated that the missiles belonged to Israel and a source from the Syrian Army told Al-Masdar News that the likely target was actually the T-4 Military Airport. The Israeli government have refused to comment on the missile strike. More on the Israel-Iran conflict another time though.

The initial uprising in 2011, which was US funded, can be traced back to just after the 9/11 atrocity in America, Wesley Clark, retired NATO Secretary General, has stated that the US defence secretary revealed plans to “destroy governments in 7 countries in five years”. The countries that were named were Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran. In 2006, Bashar al Assad announced that Syria would move away from the petrodollar to favour trade with countries such China, India and Venezuela. In 2007, George Bush had authorised CIA operations against Iran, this included anti-Syria operations.

Furthermore, leaked emails from a private intelligence firm called Stratfor, confirmed that the US-UK trained rebel forces in Syria aimed to force collapse of the Assad regime from within. According to former French foreign minister Roland Dumas, Britain had planned covert action in Syria as early as 2009, he said, "I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was preparing gunmen to invade Syria."