By Brandon Turbeville
12 February 2016
The pattern is almost unmistakable for any observer with an adequate attention span – when the terrorists are gaining ground, the calls from the NATO corners are a united chorus of “Assad must go!” When the SAA is gaining ground, however, that chorus becomes united with calls for a “ceasefire.”
Thus, as the SAA continues to make immense gains across Syria and as the battle for Aleppo has all but seen the terrorists huddled inside the city completely eradicated, Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for a ceasefire at the top of his lungs.
World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks’ time.
Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing for a ceasefire and more aid access to Aleppo, where rebel-held areas are being cut off and the United Nations has warned a new humanitarian disaster could be on the way.
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Kerry is hoping for agreement at a meeting in Munich on Thursday between Russia, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Iran and other powers, aimed at trying to revive peace negotiations that foundered earlier this month.
Of course, Kerry calls for peace now only because his terrorist proxies are losing and doing so decisively. They are all but surrounded in the largest city in Syria and it is only a matter of time before they cease to exist there as a relevant fighting force. Latakia province is almost entirely liberated. The border with Jordan is virtually sealed. The Turkish border is in the process of being sealed and the Jarablus corridor is slowly being shut. Even Raqqa, the terrorist stronghold, is now being assaulted by the SAA and Russian Air Force.
Kerry’s whining about “peace” now – after his deck of cards has fewer Aces – is hardly believable since it is the United States, NATO, Israel, the GCC, and Turkey that are responsible for the Syrian crisis to begin with. Indeed, as Patrick Henry once stated, “Gentlemen, may cry ‘Peace!’ ‘Peace!’ – but there is no peace!”
Of course, Kerry is not a gentlemen and the country he represents is much more reminiscent of the imperialist British Empire than the context in which Henry uttered his famous words. Nor is Kerry actually calling for peace. He is calling for the destruction of a people and their way of life and for the annihilation of their secular government in favor of a puppet regime as first choice or an impotent jihadist state as a consolation prize. Peace is only the cover story designed to allow jihadist savages breathing room to regroup and launch yet another assault.
It is the Syrian people and their military who are now in the position of being the country the world is watching to see whether or not a small population of proud people are able to resist the onslaught of a powerful conglomerate of nations bent on its destruction. It is Syria that represents a true resistance to imperialism.
John Kerry can call for his phony “peace” all he wants but he knows that his terrorists’ days are numbered. Even while his press conferences call for ceasefires, the terrorists are calling for emergency assistance because they also know their time is short.
Five years on and the Syrian people, along with their military, have demonstrated that their determination and refusal to submit to foreign demands are as powerful an idea as the desire to impose that foreign will on the part of the Western powers.
It is the Syrian people who are now uttering the famous quote by Patrick Henry,
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
If Henry is right now as he was then that “the battle is not to the strong alone,” but to “the vigilant, the active, the brave,” we should soon see an acknowledgement from the United States that the invasion of Syria has failed. We should see a geopolitical retreat by NATO and the elimination of the terrorist contingent in Syria.
While we are aware that NATO and its allies are not completely out of tricks, we must encourage the Syrian people and the Syrian government to stay strong in this fight because the fate of the world – not just Syria – lies within its borders. If NATO can destroy Syria, it will move on to Iran and on still to Russia, a war that will involve us all.
We wish Syria victory in this fight against imperialism and terrorism.
We wish the NATO powers clarity and wisdom to realize the error of their ways before it is too late for us all.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.