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When one thinks of the Syrian exiled opposition certain words come to mind: clueless, rudderless, confused, misguided, ineffectual, parasitic, criminal, useless and soporific. There may be a reason why the United States has ceded its role, if any, to the Russians given the track record of this cobbled melange of Muslim extremists, Old Guard Communists, fuedal landowners, pimps, defrocked doctors, practicing doctors, convicted felons and pedophiles. At every turn, the opposition gave off a scent of success-in-the-making. Once the aroma settled, the scent became one of sweaty underarms and camembert cheese. The fact remains (and they should know it): there is no coherent opposition.
In any negotiation, the sides size each other up. In the case of the 28 or so opposition members invited by the Russians, not a one has any clout with the militias on the ground in Syria. In fact, most of the militants have disavowed any connection to the group calling itself the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (NACOSROF). It should surprise nobody if one of these opposition members were to find himself in the clutches of Nusra or ISIS being paraded in an orange jump suit as a British-accented degenerate brandishes the blade he’s going to use to publicly behead him. So much for clout.
With no influence of any kind to speak of and with all the hotel earmarks for their comfortable accommodations being whittled down by tiresome and bankrupt Arabian cretins, it would seem axiomatic that the Russians would leave the whole show to a Kremlin apparatchik while they attended to more serious affairs in the Ukraine. The entire episode appears designed for some other goal, however,; a goal related to appearances, and certainly not to substance. It’s as though the Russian government needed to demonstrate superiority in how it deals with international crises. It needed to show the United States that language going to the “pacific resolution of disputes” has a meaning.
From appearances and statements from the “exiled opposition”, the insistence on ousting Dr. Assad continues at the forefront of their negotiating strategy as espoused recently by Ahmad Mu’aadh Al-Khateeb (Al-Hasani). That this grouping has made the success of the discussions conditional upon Dr. Assad’s removal, despite the successful and democratic July 2014 elections, casts a lugubrious shadow over whether the exiled opposition can sit at the same table with the legitimate government of the Syrian Arab Republic. These things are called “non-starters”.
To be sure, there are members of the exiled group who have conceded that Dr. Assad would remain in office until a transitional government is formed. But, once again, we are at a logical chokepoint which begs a question: who in the Hell are you to talk about “transition”? Will a transitional government impress the Jabhat Al-Nusra or ISIS fanatics? This author is no betting man, but, it doesn’t take an expert to figure out that this terrorists’ war is not about transiting to an acceptable government or some utopian vision of Arabian democracy – especially with what we know about the so-called Arab Spring. So, let’s tell the exiled opposition what the grand strategy was for this bloody and nihilistic war from the get-go:
1. Destroy the Resistance Arc which extends from Iran to Syria to South Lebanon. It could also be called the “Fatimid Crescent” although that expression introduces, unnecessarily, concepts of sectarianism. Whatever the case, it has everything to do with Iran’s ability to project power into the arena surrounding Southern Syria (historic Palestine). It has everything to do with Syria’s massive ground-to-ground missile arsenal and manufacturing capabilities. It has everything to do with Hizbollah’s ability to devastate the Zionist Settler State with over 100,000 missiles, mostly manufactured in Syria.
2. Scupper the plan to extend a natural gas pipeline across Iraq, from Iran, all the way to Syria for sale to Europe. This is Qatar’s nightmare – a pipeline which would render Doha’s huge subterranean reservoirs of natural gas as irrelevant as its population. The cost to Qatar across vast swaths of time would be in the trillions of dollars. This is why Qatar supports terrorism in Syria and Iraq and cannot stop doing so.
3. Delay, at all costs, the development of the vast reservoirs of natural gas off the coasts of Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine/Gaza. This is Turkey’s nightmare. The Turks who are hungry for fuel to nourish their growing economy want to break free of Russia’s and Iran’s stranglehold on the pipelines to Ankara. It is through their illegal enclave on Cyprus that they want to stake a claim to the gas. Evidence of this is more than obvious. Every time Cyprus has begun exploring for gas, just like Lebanon, the Turkish navy begins to emit ripples of disdain. This is why the Russian warships are aflloat and harbored in the Eastern Mediterranean. And this is why Russia will never give up its base at Tartous, Syria. The Russians want to have technological control over these resources since they do affect availability and the price of gas as sold by Gazprom to the EU. With Russia constantly plying Cyprus with cash (virtually owning the island), and Russia arming Syria in its war against NATO-sponsored terrorism while strengthening Dr. Assad’s hand in Lebanon, the Muscovite interest in the natural fuels becomes somewhat transparent.
Note also the Zionist Ghetto State’s refusal to permit the new Palestinian entity from exploiting its own natural gas reservoirs off the coast of Gaza.
4. The fourth element to all this is the U.S. insistence on winning against Russia. If these nightmares become a reality, Europe is likely to become more dependent on the East at the expense of American power and hegemony. The U.S. is fighting for its future around the globe and, it appears, Dr. Assad, a modest opthamologist, sits right in the center of the maelstrom which will bring down that future with all its bombastic accoutrements: the NATO alliance, hypocritical adherence to principles of democracy, the war against terrorism, equal rights and all the rest of the sleep-inducing pontifications of morally depraved Zionist “Christians” and plutocratic bankers.
5. The Saudi Arabians know their time is up. If only Dr. Assad stepped down and helped them to stanch the flow of power to the Shi’is of Lebanon – those same Shi’is who populate Hizbollah and who threaten the order of things. The Saudis do not merely hate Shi’is – they are terrified of them. They are terrified of Iran’s burgeoning technology which defied all the western efforts to abort it through sanctions. Iran’s nuclear program, which the Saudi apes are convinced is intended to produce a bomb that will change the balance of power in the area for a very long string of eons to come, proceeds apace and unabated. It is here where the Saudis give up their last breath. It is here where their hatred of Dr. Assad’s stubborn loyalty to his country and office causes them to gnash their teeth while pouring their nation’s money into the coffers of cannibals and nihilists like ISIS and Nusra.
Ahmad Mu’aadh Al-Khateeb snarls at the camera, exuding the power and influence of a spent balloon
The exiled opposition comes to the table with this background in view. They are promoting an agenda whose purpose is to redirect the course of Russian/Iranian power away from the one link in the Resistance Arc – Syria, which is the linchpin for all that we have just discussed. As they come to the table, the factors which are of so much concern to the West make the members of this group seem like bacteria in a Petri dish. Their “demands” are meaningless and without substance. They are nobodies at best and traitors at worst. In this regard, we have enunciated a plan for dealing with them:
SyrPer recommends the following concessions to the exiled opposition:
1. A free 3-month extension on their Syrian passports giving them enough time to find adequate housing in some part of Western Australia or Chile;
2. A handful of coupons for free meals at their local Kentucky Fried Chicken;
3. A kick in the pants.
The indigenous and legal Syrian opposition should be granted the freedom they need to participate effectively in presidential elections after seven years. This is as far as SyrPer would go. ZAF
NEWS AND COMMENTARY:
NSNBC discusses the discussions by the flawed and flaky NACOSROF:
Brabantian sends this absorbing article about Saudi failures from an Indian diplomat’s point of view: