In the latest war on Syria news , U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has allied the U.S. with al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri in the effort to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashir Assad. Both leaders are quoted in our news from the warfront below:
“We have to redouble our efforts outside of the United Nations with those allies and partners who support the Syrian people’s right to have a better future,” Al-Zawahri said. “Assad must go.”
Clinton urged Muslim states, including Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, to come to the aid of Syrian protesters.
“We are trying to start a process of political transition,” Al-Zawahri said. “The failure to do so will increase the risk of a brutal civil war.”
“If we want freedom, we must be liberated from this regime. If we want justice, we must retaliate against this regime,” Clinton said.
Oops, check that, all the quotes by Clinton should be Al-Zawahri’s and the ones by Zawahri should be Clinton.
But you get the picture. The suicide bombers of Damascus have now officially allied themselves with what Western propaganda has presented as an entirely peaceful movement for democracy. The move by al Qaeda is also another very helpful teaching point, that the Syrian rebellion does or will boil down to religious sectarianism and favoritism, noting that the rebellious towns are mostly and al Qaeda is entirely Sunni. The following from the Irish Times is also helpful for understanding what is going on, in my opinion:
The struggle for territory is accompanied by looting by militiamen and criminals, and by kidnappings of Sunnis by Alawites and vice-versa. Some victims are exchanged, some ransomed, others tortured and killed, their bodies dumped on waste ground. According to my diplomatic source, more than 100 Alawite women have been abducted, held for long periods and raped, tortured and slain. Alawites have retaliated by kidnapping and abusing Sunni women.
The source remarks that, in rebel-held Sunni neighbourhoods of Homs, mainly fundamentalist militants have the full support of the populace and even the “old families” who harbour long-standing animosities towards the secular regime. “It is an Islamist uprising to reassert the supremacy of Muslims over infidels,” he said. “Sunnis [elsewhere] do not admit what is happening in Homs. The opposition has used religion to incite people in the streets. While the opposition accuses the regime of exploiting the threat of sectarian warfare to turn people against the rebels, the government’s only hope is to keep playing the secular card.”
So then, ‘For What?‘ — the point of all the civilian and military deaths produced by an uncompromising armed rebellion and Western surge for regime change — seems to be getting answered.