The proxy war on Syria

The proxy war on Syria – part 5: The culprits and their intentions

The so-called Syrian “civil war” is not in any way, shape, or form a natural development. The US, NATO and their regional allies (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan, and Israel) have played a key role in the emergence of all anti-Syrian extremist groups, including Daesh (or IS/ISIS/ISIL). Without foreign involvement, this war would simply not have occurred. Consequently, if the ongoing financial, armaments-, and ideological support to the insurgents would finally be brought to a halt, the suffering of the Syrian people will be over soon.

The proxy war on Syria – part 3: Does Assad “kill his own people?” Deconstructing the “Assad must go” narrative

NBC News interviewer: “[The first draft of history] is saying that you are a brutal dictator. You’re a man with blood on your hands. […] How do you think history will remember you?”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: “How I hope history will remember me? […] I hope history will see me as the man who protected his country from the terrorism and the intervention, and saved the sovereignty and integrity of the land.”[1]

The proxy war on Syria – part 2: The two myths about the armed opposition

According to the mainstream media narrative, the Syrian people finally rose up against an oppressive Alawite dictatorship which brutally ruled Syria for four decades after similar popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt had let to the ousting of Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. Assad, however, refused to step down and brutally cracked down on enormous peaceful demonstrations. After six months of oppression, the opposition decided to pick up arms, thereby starting a civil war.

The proxy war on Syria – part 1: The Syrian conflict in historical perspective

In April 2016, the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, estimated the death toll of the Syrian crisis to be as high as 400.000.[1] Most people in the West appear to be pretty confused. The major Western news outlets are telling them that all this suffering has been caused by a brutal dictator that refused to step down when thousands if not millions of Syrians took to the streets to demand democracy. Yet, at the same time, fragments of atrocities committed by foreign-backed opposition fighters occasionally reach their television screens.