America and the ‘Global War Against Syria’ (Al Baath, Syria)
Is it possible that almost all Western media and governments have gotten behind the United States and have co-opted the planet’s social media to make it appear that Syria is the bad guy – in a conspiracy to topple the Bashar al-Assad regime? According to columnist Ahmad Abu Saluum al-Monasirah of Syria’s state-party Al Baath newspaper, this American-orchestrated attempt to change the Syrian regime reflects not only another failure of U.S. foreign policy and the West, but that the United States, thanks to Russian and Chinese resistance, no longer stands as the world’s dominant power.
When we use logic to delve into the details of that headline, we should be pondering the motives of the U.S. administration about events in Syria and the depth of American involvement in the crisis.
If we closely examine recent events in Syria, it becomes a simple matter to grasp that America’s position regarding this global war against Syria, the country, its people, its history, and its present and future, takes the form of a clever pragmatism. It is a position that shifts moment by moment. Sometimes it appears to depend on the situation on the ground, and at others on the regional and international political winds, which are to some extent embodied by statements of U.S. administration officials that can be characterized as mysterious, vague and at times, politically stupid.
Given the sensitivity of the region and the geostrategic importance enjoyed by Syria, the current crisis has consequences that are international in scope. The world appears sharply divided between two global blocs that encompass almost every nation and many political, economic and even social groups. And these two blocs are led and represented by Russia and China on the one side and the forces of old and new colonialism on the other, including the United States, Great Britain, France and some others.
The international front standing with Syria and the rightful Arab cause is laboring to restore the tradition of international legitimacy, the rights of the people to determine their fate and respect for the sovereignty of independent nations.
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