posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 10:46 PM
reply to post by SplitInfinity
No...the reason why the Syrian Government has not fallen is the complete and utter ineptitude of European members of NATO.
I thought it was the veto of another "Libya in Syria" by the Chinese and Russians in the UN twice
that drew this struggle out. NATO was
prevented from bombing in support of the insurgents like they were in Libya. Thats why the protracted blood bath. And you are right. The stymied
desire of the US to move swiftly was derailed and the ineptitude is thinking that they can win this way.
A guerrilla army can never hope to win the battle against a nations government without the support of the people. This has proven time and again in
all insurgencies. See Castro's Cuba, Vietnam, the French resistance during WWII, etc.
Syrian Leadership is holding on to power through Military force and subjudication of the majority population by force. If the Europen Leaders
had taken a different road of NATO involvement...the Syrian Leadership would have been long gone.
The leadership matter little compared to the ARMY. Thats like saying the US would "fall" if Obama were suddenly gone. That is ludicrous point of
view that ASSAD is all that needs to change. ASSAD is only the scape goat. An entire nation has to be subjugated to take it, not just some figurehead.
But I am sure you know that.
I am even more sure that you spout that as the "formula" to "help" Syria just like every other country the US has attacked over there. It will all
be better if Saddam, UBL, Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad, Adamenajad(?) were to just leave, right? Just one phase of a multi phase operation.
It is this lack of ability to pull the trigger all the way that gets more people killed as a quick and decisive Military Effort usually has
less casualties than a long drawn out protracted limited war.
Pulling the trigger as you call it is illegal. There is no mandate. The mores of the aggressor are not valid. Get it?
Since the vast Majority of the Syrian Population is in revolt or supports it...if NATO were to do what is necessary...these actions would be
supported by the Syrian Population and thus the Majority of people in the Middle East.
Rubbish. The Muslims are weary of us meddling in their affairs. Across the entire region. Just like Europe was tired of Hitler before WWII.
The overthrow of an entire nation is not accomplished by an insurgency. Just doesn't happen. The logistics are too one sided. Best they can hope to
do is disrupt certain areas and kill some people to make it look like
there is a much wider conflict in the media. The media is part of the
plot and plays a primary role. Like right here.