It Look As If The Interventionists Will Get Their Global Conflict Wish

By waving through a flotilla of Iranian warships to cross the Suez Canal and dock in Syria in support of the regime, Egypt has signaled the Middle East can never be the same again. Iran, for its part, is sending an important message that neither the heightened standoff with the US nor the avalanche of Israeli threats has succeeded in brow-beating it.
– M K Bhadrakumar (Feb 21, ’12)

Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar was a career diplomat in the Indian Foreign Service. His assignments included the Soviet Union, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Germany, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait and Turkey

A flotilla of Iranian warships passed unhindered through the Suez Canal and docked at the Syrian port of Tartus last Saturday. Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the mission displays Iran’s “might” despite 30 years of relentless sanctions.

According to press agency sources the flotilla comprised the 18th Fleet of the Iranian navy. The warships will hold exercises and will “train Syrian naval forces under an agreement signed between Tehran and Damascus one year ago”.

The influential cleric and deputy chairman of the Majlis’ (parliament’s” National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Hossein Ebrahimi said:

“The presence of Iran and Russia’s flotillas along the Syrian coasts has a clear message against the United States’ possible adventurism. In case of any US strategic mistake in Syria, there is a possibility that Iran, Russia and a number of other countries will give a crushing response to the US.”

The activities of the Iranian warships at Tartus (which is also used by the Russian navy) will be keenly watched by the regional powers s uch as Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Unconfirmed reports suggest that veterans of Iran’s Qods Force (a special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) might be dispatched to Syria to assist the regime.

Simply put, Iran’s message to Turkey, its Arab allies (which are arming and supporting the Syrian opposition)and their covert supporter, the alleged closet Wahabi Muslim Barack Hussein Obama will be: “Brothers, if you keep fucking with us, we will fuck with you.”

This latest sant off shouls provide much food for thought, particularly for those who protested when Little Nicky Machiavelli conselled a policy of non intervention in the Arab Spring uprising. The United Nations charter does not provide for military campaigns to effect regime change for a very good reason – the new regime can and often does turn out worse than the old. So far we have sen two brutal and repressive secular dictatorships replace by even more brutal and repressive Islamic theocracies that promise to impose Sharia law and yet our leaders, let by the closet Trotskyite Barack Hussein Obama are pushing for the same negative result in Syria. With like our own national leaders the west does not need to antagonise friends like Gadaffi, Mubarak and Assad. The mostly Wahabi (fundamentalist) Arab oil monarchies too, as they gather in Tunis this coming Sunday for the first meeting of the “Friends of Syria” have plenty to think about. Kocking over dictators like Mubarak, Bren Ali and Gaddafi was kids stuff but Syria with Shi’ite Iran pluse self interested Russia and China onside is a different matter.

For Turkey, the Iranian warships have arrived in Syria at a very bad time. The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reported that the Syrian army had captured 40 Turkish intelligence officers involved in subversive activities and over the past week Ankara has been “conducting intensive negotiations” with Damascus to secure their freedom. Apart from Turkish forces operating in Syria it is well known that American, British and French special forces are on the ground.

Syria insists in return for the captives’ release, on Turkey ending its role in supplying Syrian rebels with American arms and ceases infiltrations into Syrian teritory. Furthermore, the Assad regime wants Iran to be the mediator.

Ha’aretz noted: Western officials fear that Iranian military presence along with Russian aid could turn Syria into a center of international friction much worse than the struggle inside Syria. They fear that the control over actions in Syria will be taken over by a Russian-Iranian “partnership” which would exclude the European Union and Turkey …

If only someone had had the balls to stand up to that egomaniacal idiot Obama all this could have been bavoided. Now it looks as if one by one, all over the middle east, the lights are going out.

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4 Responses to “It Look As If The Interventionists Will Get Their Global Conflict Wish”

  1. jackfrost Says:

    very soon the train is going to leave the platform and no one will be able to stop it!

    • ianrthorpe Says:

      That’s what I’ve said all along Jack. People accuse me of supporting dictators like Gadaffi and Assad but my attitude is it’s none of our business. Let these countries sort their own problems out unless they threaten Britain or our allies.

      The world is in a very dangerous place at the moment. We in the west should be backing out not stirring things up.

      • jackfrost Says:

        When I was at senior school the Biafra famine was in the news and I watched a debate. most were advocating massive relief and aid but one professor stood out and said that we should not intervene and he was lambasted for his opinion with everyone shouting him down stating that “do you realise how many will die” he then went on to say that yes many will die but by intervening so many more will die in the long term and that he predicted that if we intervened now the famine would continue into the next century….he was laughed off the show!!!

      • ianrthorpe Says:

        In the modern world short termism is king.

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