NATO Wants a Civil War in Syria – As a Prelude

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Pepe Escobar
December 18, 2011


NATO Wants a Civil War in Syria – As a Prelude
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Washington is ready to discuss Russia’s UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria, describing some provisions as however “unacceptable” and still not acknowledging that the anti-regime protesters are well-armed.

What exactly the US and NATO countries consider to be “unacceptable” is the real question, believes Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar.

“Is it that the Syrian government cannot fight an armed insurgency in its own territory?” he ponders. “The Free Syrian Army are getting weapons smuggled from the Middle East to the borders [with Syria] in Turkey and in Jordan as well.”

Pepe Escobar says that the Free Syrian Army, which claims to have more than 25,000 members fighting to bring down President Assad, is in fact turning into a huge militia marshalling forces near Syria’s borders with Turkey and Jordan.

“This militia now is already involved in a sort of a pre-civil war at both borders with the help of NATO,” Escobar said. “What they want and what NATO wants is a simmering civil war as a prelude for something much tougher ahead, probably after the American elections in one year.”

Escobar believes that “the fog of pre-war” is already there, and says Russia is making an intelligent move in pushing forward a “pre-emptive resolution.”

“It condemns both sides and asks for a UN peacekeeping mission to solve the problem,” he said. “If there is a resolution in the UN, the first thing will be to send a UN peacekeeping mission, a fact-finding mission, to Syria.”

One of the reasons he believes that such a mission must be sent to Syria as soon as possible is because there are still no credible sources of information about what is really happening on the ground.

“The thing is we still do not know the role of these snipers that we see everywhere,” he explains. “In fact most of the civilian killings are by these snipers. And they even shoot children, this is true. But we do not know for sure if they are working for the Syrian army or Syrian intelligence, there is absolutely no evidence about it.”

“Look, we don’t know where these snipers come from,” Escobar cited people in Homs as saying. “They could be government, but they could be opportunists, and they could be mercenaries trying to incite civil war.”


2011 / 12 / 18
Randall says:

The US condemns Syria for cracking down on armed people who are attacking soldiers. If People in America killed US troops in a rebellion against the government ....the crackdown would be way more brutal than what the Syrians did. Anyone remember Waco? The US has no reservations about killing dissidents ....and has no problems killing their children also. Pot Kettle Black! No wonder everyone else in the world sees the Us as a giant hypocrite. Think about this ..On Human Rights day....the Congress passed a law taking away some of your rights that were guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. Wake up....they are taking your freedom away. They are stealing your freedom today.

2011 / 12 / 18
SWP says:

"Randall says"..ditto.If the Occupy Movement started to riot in the streets and started shooting Cops.If they started to march on DC with a few 10,000 and riot with burning and shooting Cops Martial Law would be declared and they wouldn't hesitate to bring in the Military and start shooting on sight anyone.And yet the US try's to pull off this BS in another Sovereign Country.

2011 / 12 / 18
It is I only says:

Vladimir! F**k the WTO. Tell the scums of the City of London & Wall St. To go & f**k themselves! Draw the line at Syria. Supply Assad with S300 & other weaponry that he can give a bloody nose to the NATO terrorists!

2011 / 12 / 19
peacefulwarrior says:

Capitalism ~ There's no business like show business ~ God bless America ~ The land of opportunity ~ Microeconomics ~ The S & P 500 ~ Weapons of mass destruction ~ Digital TV ~ Big Brother ~ RFID ~ Don't ask don't tell ~ If your not with us your against us ~ Do as we say not as we do ~ The land of the free and the home of the brave ~ Support our troops ~ Survey says ~ We all live in the yellow submarine ~ SALE ~ 50 % off ~ Shop till you drop ~ Genetically modified ~ FDA approved ~ Enjoy Coca Cola ~ You have the right to remain silent ~ Do you have a lawyer ~ Read the fine print ~ Made in America with pride ~ WAR ~ Home made Terrorism ~ War is peace ~ Better education ~ Dumbed Down ~ Freedom of speech ~ Anti - Semitism ~ Democracy ~ Kosher style

" If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you;
but if you really make them think, they'll hate you "

2011 / 12 / 19
Mihail says:

We have exterminated the property owners in Russia. We are going to do the same thing in Europe and America.”
(The Jew, December 1925, Zinobit)
Who is Esau-Edom.
The world revolution which we will experience will be exclusively our affair and will rest in our hands. This revolution will tighten the Jewish domination over all other people."

- Le Peuple Juif, February 8, 1919.

2011 / 12 / 19
peacefulwarrior says:

The biggest mistake for mankind the world over, is that masses have sold their Soul. The people basically sold their God given right (gift), which every man and women owns from birth, your Blueprint (identity). It's the only thing you truly own in this life... in exchange for what ? ... collecting material things, like all their made in China adult toys and their TV brainwashing and conditioning, mind controlled Hollywood entertainment. Ask yourselves is that what you live for ?To be owned and used by a Self-righteous Master
To make it very simple for most of you so you can understand ~
They know more about you ! then you know about your self, believe it or not ... they in general terms know the way your mind works and how deep and constructively you can think or better said how you don't think at all. Remember truth is stranger then fiction.
Doesn't that alone give them the advantage to take control and to manipulate every aspect of your lives... just think about that for a moment.
Do the animals on the farm think about their freedom and their purpose in life ?
I don't believe animals have that sense, capability to think like humans, ... so rise above and start thinking for your self like a human being and be your own Master not belonging to a herd like (Goyim) cattle lead to WAR for self interest and slaughter.

2011 / 12 / 21
suzi syria says:

it is a very big lie to say that there is democracy in USA or in any western country. Your goverments are making fun of you. Wake up! What is worse is the "Human rights"thing, a powerful & successful org. To kill millions of civilians around the world with its destructive weapon 'MEDIA, TV,FACEBOOK,TWITTER,..... Wake up! It will be everybody's turn later.

2011 / 12 / 22
Mike Corbeil says:

suzi syria,
Think a little more, for you're only half based on reality. Do some reading from good, competent westerners and you'll then see that you were half wrong.

The interview with Pepe Escobar :
Excellent and very important! Great journalist!

Sibel Edmonds interview:
At one point, Pepe Escobar says that Sibel Edmonds gave an interview on the same topic the day before his interview and I found that video, since no link was provided with the video for the interview with him.

"US and NATO troops train on the Syrian border" (10 min.)

2011 / 12 / 28
Some girl named Mel says:

From what I can read people think us westerners are not free? North America is a land of opportunity and has extended their hand to many immigrants world wide to let them have the same freedom! We are slightly skewed with how commercialism has taken over our everyday life but for a middle class person such as myself I do not feel controlled by the media either. I am allowed to not agree with my gov and I am allowed to speak up as a woman with independent thought, I wouldn't trade that for anything. You all see the obvious that the media has a huge impact on our society but you are wrong to think we are not free. Life is what we make of it and skies the limit, that wouldn't be possible for a woman like myself if I were living in the middle east. I would be stoned. There is many problems with commercialism and how our government operates but we are not inhumaine to each other and we believe in justice and equal rights. How is this not free? How can you be so blind? Perhaps we westerners should have taken a page from Darwins book and let the rest of the world survive on their own and see who evolves and who doesn't.

2012 / 06 / 13
sheena says:

As a Muslim woman reading 'Some GIrl. Named Mel's' comment I feel very saddened. Despite forums like GRTV that provide independent news and sources explaining the world in process and give context and background to what's happening we have people (saddenly an indictment of women) that cite media scaremongering from the media and claim to be free from media bias. It is countries that afforded women human rights that have been attacked in conjuction with puppet governments like Qatar and SA who implement harsh punishments against women for control, with the support of the West. Iraq, Libya and Syria (and Lebanon) for instance guaranteed women's rights. This is one of the reasons used to attack the countries by the proxy states - whose puppet governments are being allowed to spread virulent Salafi movements.

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