The Syrian Civil War – Made in Britain and the USA

The Syrian Civil War – Made in Britain and the USA.

The Syrian Civil War – Made in Britain and the USA

By Justin Huggler
February 28, 2014 “Information Clearing House – “HP” –  We started this. That’s what I can’t help thinking every time I hear about the latest death and suffering in Syria. When the US and Britain invaded Iraq in 2003, we set off a chain of events that led inexorably to the killing fields of Damascus and Aleppo.

I watched it begin when I was working as a reporter in Iraq. I remember going to an interview at a hospital south of Baghdad: the moment I stepped into his office, the doctor told me “You have to get out of here. They’re hunting you.” A few weeks later, I was in a 150mph car chase in the same area, when strangers tried to make us pull us over on a road that became notorious for attacks.

“They” were followers of Al-Qaeda, Sunni extremists who were streaming to Iraq from across the Middle East. It was becoming a regional war, even then.

We all thought they were coming for us, to fight against the Western occupiers of Iraq. But as things turned out, we were just a sideshow.

2 March 2004. That was the day it began in earnest. Shia Muslims had gathered in the city of Karbala for one of their holiest festivals. Sunni militants attacked them, setting off suicide bombs and firing mortars and rockets into the fleeing crowds, killing at least 178. I was there: I remember running for cover, the panic as the explosions got nearer.

This wasn’t just a war of resistance against foreign occupation. It was the return of a centuries-old struggle between Sunni and Shia.

When the Americans and British overthrew the Saddam Hussein regime, the Shia majority in Iraq who had lived for generations under Sunni rule saw their chance to seize control. The Sunni militants were determined to prevent that by any means possible. And so the civil war began.

It was internationalised from the start. On the Sunni side, Iraqis fought alongside the foreign Al-Qaeda followers; the Shia were backed by Iran.

While we in the West were caught up by the horror of the hostage beheadings, Iraqi society was fracturing in the most catastrophic way imaginable. Communities that had been mixed were suddenly divided. You could be killed just for living in the wrong street. Neighbours who had known each other for years were suddenly enemies. I tried to capture some of this in the novel I wrote about Iraq, The Burden of the Desert.

No one was simply Iraqi any more: they were Sunni or Shia. Minorities, like Iraq’s ancient Christian community, stood little chance and began to flee the country – just as they are now doing in Syria. There’s a reason for the similarity: it’s the same war.

When they lost to the Shia in Iraq the Al-Qaeda followers turned their attention across the border to Syria, where a Sunni majority lived under another minority regime – President Assad is Alawite, a different type of Shia from those in Iraq and Iran, but equally an enemy to the Sunni extremists. If they couldn’t hold Iraq, they would take Syria

unfortunately the author is either misleading the readers, or got it all wrong !!!!

All these Sunni “Mujahedeen ” are terrorists serves the one who pays more, in this case the USA, and it`s allies in the region ( KSA, QATAR, TURKEY, AND ISRAEL ) . Most of these terrorist organizations are infiltrated and even governed by The CIA, MI6 and other intelligence agencies

Unfortunately one purpose only they serve : the destruction of the Arab Countries and to enforce The chaos plan by Condoleezza and the strategic theory by Brezinski for the hegemony of the American empire


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