The Canadian National Newspaper: U.S. pushes Turkey for an Attack on Syria.28 AUGUST 2011POSTED BY : BY DR. ABDUL RUFF
All anti-Islamic nations, led by USA-UK terror twins, France, Italy, India , Israel and their strategic partners like, Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia are now upbeat about the bloody internal wars in Mideast, engineered by the western terrocracies as the “so-called “uprisings”. The focus of the NATO-UNSC-CIA has been all anti-US and anti-colonist nations in the region.
For four months now, anti-government protests in Syria, as an offshoot of similar mischief engineered by CIA in Tunisia and Egypt ostensibly for “democracy” but in reality only to destabilize the region, have appeared to gain momentum week by week but as the holy month of Ramadan starts, the expectation is that protests will grow.
The Syrian government has repeatedly accused foreign-backed extremists of armed criminal gangs of stirring up trouble. Syria has no defence against Western systems and, like Libya, does not pursue legitimate nuclear program to keep the enemy at a distance. Protests were held across Syria, including Aleppo and Idlib, near the Turkish border, and the capital, Damascus.
In a way to restore normalcy, Syrian armed forces appear to have withdrawn last week from the city of Hama, which has emerged as a centre of opposition to Assad’s rule. The Syrian authorities have responded to widespread anti-government protests with overwhelming military force. Operations by security forces also intensified.
The unrest in Syria seems to have created flutter and serious concerns in neighbouring Turkey making all efforts to avert any such “uprisings” there to upset the Turkish bourgeoisie’s regional ambitions and its deep concerns about the possibility that protests and violence could spread from Syria to Turkey itself.
As a member of the notorious NATO, Turkey takes part in all fascist attacks on Muslim nations, starting from Afghanistan on fake pretexts, and officially contributes to the NATO terror operations in Islamic world and is thus also guilty of crimes against humanity. Ankara readily fulfills the dictations from Washington and was an ally of Zionist reign in Mideast until recently.
Unlike Turkey, Syria is not a member of NATO and is opposed by the NATO. The Turkish elite fears that protest in Syria could destabilize the entire region. The two countries share a border that passes through the majority-Kurdish areas of northeast Syria and southeast Turkey. Ankara has waged a decades-long war against Kurdish nationalists there, resulting in the deaths of thousands of civilians. It fears that a civil war in Syria could destabilize ethnic-Kurdish regions of Turkey.
Turkey has already increased its military presence along the 900-mile border with Syria. Ankara said it has been “trying to convince our Western allies to give some more time for Assad to implement reforms… But if a regime is not listening to the advice of its friend and neighbour and continues opening fire on its own people, that regime can no longer be Turkey’s friend.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the possibility of military intervention in Syria during a phone call with fascist US President Barack Obama. Recently, Turkey’s foreign minister reportedly presented a letter from Turkish President Abdullah Gul to President Bashar Assad of Syria as an “ultimatum.” In the letter, Gul is believed to have warned his Syrian counterpart that Turkey would consider participating in an international intervention force. The message is the USA and European imperialist powers, and their NATO ally, Turkey, are preparing for possible military action against Syria. As a prelude to open conflict, the Turkish government has also warned that it would freeze all investments in Syria, believed to be worth some $260 million.
Using the tensions on Turkey-Syria boarders and with a view to getting maximum benefits from the Mideast region, the US and European powers are preparing for an intervention in Syria and they want Turkey to be on their side. NATO terror forces could destroy much of Syria’s air defenses within 48 hours, before starting an “open-ended bombardment of Syrian tanks and ground troops. The joint notorious NATO forces are looking to fashion a regime—with or without Assad—to serve their predatory economic and strategic interests.
USA issued a usual statement meant to threaten those nations that condemn US unilateralism and do not support NATO fascism and US advancement of illegal interests that the Syrian president had suffered a “loss of legitimacy,” and that Washington was seeking to gain the support of other countries in condemning the Assad regime. Washington and Israel also vehemently oppose Syria’s ties to Iran and Hezbollah. Though the US and its main Persian Gulf ally, Saudi Arabia, have courted Assad in recent years, the removal of Assad and his replacement with a more pliant tool of US imperialism would fit with Washington’s goal of isolating and ultimately overthrowing the government in Tehran.
Turkey, pushed in by the USA, has warned “action” against Syria if it did not stop killing protesters. Ankara had been “trying to convince our Western allies to give some more time for Assad to implement reforms… But if a regime is not listening to the advice of its friend and neighbor and continues opening fire on its own people, that regime can no longer be Turkey’s friend.
Even as Turkey issues ultimatum to Syria, Iran has requested Turkey not to attack Syria or permit its territory to be used for an international military incursion. A Turkish invasion of Syria would also raise the specter of a far broader regional war, notably involving Iran. Though trade between Turkey and Iran has increased in recent years, the two countries remain regional rivals. Iran’s longstanding relations with Assad and its backing of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement in Lebanon are seen by the Turkish elite as a threat to their interests in the region.
An invasion of Syria could further destabilize Iraq, sending masses of refugees back across the border, and aggravating tensions between the Kurdish regime in northern Iraq and the Shiite Arab-dominated central government in Baghdad. So far, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki has refused to condemn Assad’s actions and has urged Syrian protesters not to “sabotage” the state. Moreover, Maliki, a Shiite, has developed close links with the Iranian government and the Assad regime, both of which have provided him with political support.
About the writer:
Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc);Former university Teacher; Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by anti-Islamic agencies.
Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Fake democracies like USA and India have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices.Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.