The Syrians are winning against the head choppers, that is clear. Since Russia stepped in to assist Assad’s forces we have seen a string of successful offensives that have retaken large areas including key locations such as Palmyra.
However, the conflict in Syria isn’t the entire war, it is merely one theatre in a much wider-spread fight against the Turkish-Saudi-Israeli-Zionist-Neocon criminal cabal (we need to come up with a name for this bunch that’s easier to type!). The conflicts in Ukraine, Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Libya and various places across Africa are all theatres of this war. Think of it like a game of ‘Whack-a-Mole ‘ where as soon as one is dealt with, another rears it’s head somewhere else.
Sadly, Western leaders have outwardly seemed every bit as confused by this new form of war as those cats were with the simple game.
Note my use of the word ‘outwardly’ for it is a false impression they are giving us; in reality they are well aware of the game being played and are willing participants.
Several times over the last 5 years, David Cameron’s Conservative government has tried to involve Britain directly in the Syrian conflict; one attempt to involve Britain via air strikes was dramatically voted down by the House of Commons at the literal 11th hour.
After the debacles in Afghanistan and Iraq, going further than air strikes and, to use the onerous term beloved of MSM talking heads and putting ‘boots on the ground’ was simply not acceptable to the British public who had grown very tired of these seemingly intractable wars that many had realized Britain had been dragged into based on some flimsy lies about Osama Bin Laden hiding in a cave and Saddam possessing lots of nasty WMDs.
However, recent developments in yet another theatre of this war have seen the spectre of British boots touching down on foreign ground yet again. This time, it is Libya, a country that has been in turmoil and engulfed by a civil war ever since the West overthrew Gaddaffi in 2011.
As The Guardian reported today, Cameron seems to be preparing to involve Britain in Libya by sending 1,000 British troops there, despite the massive unpopularity of any notions of engaging Britain in yet another bogus ‘war on terror’. The troops may only be ‘trainers’ or ‘advisors’ but we all remember those euphemistic terms from Vietnam and subsequent wars for profit.
We can only hope that the scrutiny of his tax returns and involvement in his dad’s offshore banking tax avoidance schemes will cause ‘Dodgy Dave’ to resign before he gets the chance to embroil Britian in Libya.
To put it another way – I hope Dodgy Dave gets the boot before he puts any British boots on any foreign ground!
You can read more on this issue at The Guardian in the article by Patrick Wintour from 13 April 2016 titled Philip Hammond ‘less than candid’ over plan for UK troops in Libya