Friday, June 08, 2012
Why I cannot support the Avaaz campaign to
"Stop Syria's death dealer".
(Which particular "death dealer" would that be, then?!)
I cannot support this campaign by Avaaz, taking one particular side in the Syria conflict. Although I have often supported Avaaz campaigns, I believe this time you are wrong.
I believe your campaign is either wittingly, or unwittingly, serving the long-term imperialist agenda of regime change in Syria to destroy an independent government for the perceived strategic interests of Israel and imperialism.
Not one word from Avaaz against the terrorist violence and massacres by the Syrian "rebels", who are supported, armed and trained by foreign governments!
Right from the very beginning of learning about the horrible Houla massacre, there was no evidence that the Syrian government conducted it - just a lot of misinformation, lies, changing of stories - yet much of the world, including Avaaz, immediately condemned the Syrian government, and diplomats were expelled, even before any independent verification of what had actually happened!
To me, this smells of deliberate "false flag" propaganda on the part of the "rebels" and their foreign backers. The Syrian government had everything to lose from such a massacre, and the “rebels” had everything to gain - as we have seen.
Anyway, regardless of that, both sides can be guilty of massacres, not just one side, so putting all blame on just the Syrian government, which is after all facing an armed and foreign-supported insurgency determined to overthrow it by any means, is just plain ludicrous.
The lessons of the US/NATO criminal assault on and destruction of Libya, entirely sold to the world with self-serving lies and fake news, should be enough for us to understand the imperialist agenda now unfolding in Syria, Iran and elsewhere.
If Avaaz wants to defuse the conflict by cutting off weapons, why do you only target one side?
Instead of supporting one side in the Syrian conflict, I believe Avaaz would do better to expose the machinations of imperialism, which most people fail to understand at our peril, instead of effectively colluding in their horrendous crimes.
There are many references on my blog which expand on the views I have briefly expressed here. To understand the context of what is happening in Syria, and why, I can recommend these for starters. I would welcome your response to these articles:
Sorry, but I cannot support Avaaz on this particular campaign. I would support an Avaaz campaign against the Obama war crimes, including the criminal use of drones in extra-judicial murder, but I cannot support any campaign that aids the imperialist war agenda.
June 8, 2012