A year and a half ago, there was a protest movement in Syria calling for more democracy, freedom, and reforms. It was originally peaceful, but outside forces and extremist factions hijacked this movement for their own purposes, and began using violence. The Syrian army then had to respond with even more violence, and an armed conflict erupted.
The majority of those fighting against the Syrian government are terrorists and foreign mercenaries. America, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and several other countries have been funding these terrorists and using them to try to overthrow the Syrian government. They have been smuggling large amounts of weapons across the Syrian border to the terrorist groups, and sending in hired foreign insurgents to kill people and cause chaos.
This collection of foreign-backed terrorist groups in Syria, known as the “Free Syrian Army”, is blowing up government buildings, sabotaging infrastructure, setting off car bombs in residential areas, destroying and terrorizing neighborhoods, committing massacres, forcing people to flee their homes and targeting anyone who belongs to a different sect or whom they suspect of supporting the government. Since the start of the conflict they have killed around 10,000 - 20,000 people and kidnapped and tortured thousands more.
Most of the members of the FSA are Sunni extremists who have come from all over the Middle East. They include fighters from Libya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Chechnya, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and elsewhere. Many of them are jihadists directly linked to al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. They are motivated solely by sectarian hatred, and they have openly expressed their desire to establish an Islamic state in Syria.
The US wants to overthrow the Syrian government not for humanitarian reasons as the media claims, but for geopolitical reasons, in particular because of Syria's firm stance against Israel, its opposition to US regional interests, its support for resistance movements in Palestine and Lebanon, and its alliance with major US enemies like Russia, China and Iran. By destroying Syria the US would be able to break apart the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis and get closer to establishing total hegemony in the middle east.
Not only has the US admittedly planned an overthrow of the Syrian government for decades, but it has also given money and weapons to sectarian anti-government terrorists in Syria and provided training to so-called Syrian “activists” before the start of the current “uprising”. (bit.ly/KmkQF3)
The majority of "news reports" about Syria that you see on CNN/BBC/Al-Jazeera are stories and rumors that are taken without any verification directly from Syrian opposition sources, and from anonymous "activists" who have a vested interest in painting the Syrian situation in a certain way. Most of the time these stories later turn out to be misleading or completely false, and many times the sources of these stories are not even in Syria.
For example the "Syrian Observatory for Human Rights", which is one of the most quoted sources in the media about the Syrian conflict, is actually run from an apartment in England by one man who owns a clothes shop and supposedly gets all his information from "anonymous phonecalls". Meanwhile, sources actually on the ground in Syria who tell a completely different story are ignored.
The western mainstream media is owned by the military-industrial complex and is an inseparable part of the establishment. It is controlled by the very same interests that are trying to overthrow Syria, and its job is to help facilitate that overthrow by manipulating public opinion. That is why the media demonizes the Syrian government and exaggerates its wrongdoings while ignoring the atrocities committed by the rebels.
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What you will never hear on the news is that the Syrian government has already met most of the demands of the legitimate opposition in Syria (the one that is peaceful and actually inside Syria, unlike the Turkey-based “Syrian National Council” that has rejected all dialogue and is calling for foreign invasion).
The Syrian government has already implemented new party laws, new media laws, new election laws, the emergency law has been lifted, general amnesty has been granted multiple times, a new constitution has been implemented via referendum, there have been new elections, etc.
However, the US has been doing everything in its power to sabotage a peaceful, internal, political solution to the crisis in Syria; since that is the last thing they want. Their goal is to increase the violence in Syria and escalate the bloodshed to such a level that an immediate US military "intervention" would be justified in the eyes of the world. This is why prior to almost every major UN meeting on Syria there has been a conveniently-timed massacre blamed on the Syrian military.
bit.ly/MUB5u0 /LMXcM9 /JIS5ha /LcXV8F /P22XLL /LSxOr5 (<--"Houla's children support the Syrian Army")
Most people in Syria support the government (something you will never see on CNN)
· 7 years ago