posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 06:05 AM
Well, although I fully accept that the media has been and probably always will be, an extention of SOMEONES propeganda arm, no matter wether it be the
BBC, Fox News, or Al Jazeera, there are certain things about the Syrian situation that reek of government oppression of the people. For a start, there
is not, and can never be, a justification for refusing humanitarian aid to areas which contain injured non combatants, WETHER OR NOT the aid
organisations would treat combatants also. Wounded persons are not targets once incapacitated, except when someone has issued orders of termination,
directly against the rules laid down in the international law courts.
Also, if the war in Afghanistan has taught the world anything, it is that massed land war against entrenched cells of terrorists does one thing, and
one thing only. It makes everyone caught in the cross fire angry as hellfire, and for good reason. It turns people away from the government that
launches the shell, that hits the school, that kills the kids. It poisons people against the regieme that fired the bullet, that passed through the
wall, hit the mother of five teenage boys, and demolished her skull and painted the wall with the last remains of her thoughts, right in front of
them, just at the age where thier bodies and minds are turning to seriousness and angst. We all know where that leads, and that is to a deepening of
troubles, not a pacification of the situation. One cannot rule through fear, that which has been born in terror.
If there really was a terrorist organisation running this show, then anyone who has seen the terrible effect of full scale military action on such
groups and communities, will agree and understand when I say, that the issue should have been dealt with by secret service personel, armed with
nothing larger than a silenced pistol. Its not pretty, it is not honourable, but it is a hell of a lot less likely to compound the issue doing it like
that, than the meat grinder that is occuring now. Plus, dedicated hunting of these so called terrorists by seasoned professionals, used to operating
with perfect stealth and accuracy, are less likely to miss thier targets, and more likely to actually totally remove a threat with thier actions,
rather than a full military pounding, which kills an awful lot of people, and more often than not, the wrong ones.
Collateral damage has long been whined about by bleeding hearts and so on, as a humanitarian issue, especially around the War on Terror discussion.
I appreciate the view point that this whining comes from, although pascifism has probably killed as many as it has saved, but we know that doing
nothing can sometimes be a terrible mistake (anyone else remember that Hitler dude? Got appeased up the wahooey until it was almost too late? Killed
millions?). However, collateral damage cannot be overlooked as a SOURCE of terrorist stock! It is a no brainer. Your family, your friends, die because
someone was too damned lazy with the aiming reticule in a tank, and all of a sudden all those official looking fellows in thier desert camo and thier
proud company colours, start looking an awful lot like they would be fun to dismember with a cleaver. Legitimately so in my opinion (eye for an eye is
not barbarism, its fairness). In order to win a war with terrorists, one must remove the element of collateral as much as possible, hence no military
action, instead secret service personel, taking the actual combatants, rather than the whole habitation block they happen to be sniping from.
Its really very simple, and if the Syrian government were fighting terrorists, they would know NOT to do what they are doing now. Pure and very very
simple. The fact that they claim they are prosecuting a military action against a cell based organisation proves , to me at least, that thier
protestations claiming terrorism are either false, or thier commanders are incapable of learning from history , past or very recent. In any event ,
they are doing a bang up job of increasing support for thier enemies at home, let alone anywhere else, by killing civilians in the numbers that they
do, and earning no friends by preventing humanitarian access for as long as they have either.