Friday, November 18, 2011
OBAMA, SARKOZY AND CAMERON'S NATO, HOW ABOUT SYRIAN PEOPLE?
So many have died, so many are dying and so many will still die. Syrian people, being slaughtered by their own government; yet those pretender-keepers of world order, alleged protectors of world civilians, the police men of the world are looking the other way. Icheoku asks is it because Syria does not have oil and therefore nothing to plunder therein-after, that the lives of Syrian civilians, being wasted by Bashir Assad, is not worthy of protection by NATO and its principal promoters.
The world was recently told that NATO had to intervene in Libya because Gaddafi was just about to massacre Libyan civilians? But in Syria, where the massacre is no longer merely preparatory but ongoing, Icheoku asks, why is NATO not similarly bombing the oppressive regime's army or declaring a no fly zone over Damascus or the entire Syrian real estate in order to protect the Syrian civilians? Icheoku does not know or pretend to understand such a blatant double-standard indifference when it comes to a people with oil and those others without that black gold as it appertains to Western definition of "protected and protectable" civilian population. May be it is about time the West simply came forth and shamelessly confess and admit to the world, that the actual underlying consideration for their interventions such as recently happened in Libya, is the covet of resources and in the case of Libya, their prized oil. They should also admit that their mission-statement of protecting civilians or women and children is simply a subterfuge to make their mission look dignified and their effort appear noble; otherwise why their continuing passive indifference to the unfolding carnage in Syria.
Or may be it is about time Turkey and other surrounding Arab/Muslim countries take the initiative themselves and intervene militarily in Syria. They should not wait as usual for the West to once again do their dirty job for them in Syria, only to be told later to take a hike as was the case in Iraq, Afghanistan and every other place they have spent their blood and treasure liberating the people only to find an ungrateful population mouthing off against "imperialists" occupying their lands?
To the infamous butcher of Damascus, King Bashir Assad, Icheoku warns you to learn a lesson from history especially the recent history of Libya's Gaddafi, Egypt's Mubarak, Tunisia's Ben Ali and Iraq's Saddam Hussein that dictators never outlast their people. It also does not matter how many Syrians you slaughter or are forced to die under your despotism, a day shall come when they will certainly take their revenge. Hopefully you will wise up before it is too late; put a stop to the ongoing needless blood shed in Syria of Syrian civilians before the world watches a U-Tube or phone-camera of you begging for your dear life; followed with your lynching in the streets of Damascus like a dog. NATO and America, time to intervene in Syria is now; or at least encourage Turkey to take the lead. If Russia and China does not like it, let them take sides and if it results to a third world world, so be it as it is about time stuff are destroyed and in the process of rebuilding same, there will be jobs for the world to do and peradventure it will help fix the world economy. But what is it with dictators who don't know when it is to go or so deaf to hear the end is near or think that by killing their own people they are making the needed blood-offerings to remain in power? King Bashir Assad, Icheoku says please go away - just go and leave the Syrian people alone and in peace and NOW!