Almost embarrassingly crude attempts to demonise the Syrian government in the British media this morning with fantastic tales of "chemical weapons". Where did we hear that before? Of course the neo-cons and their western globalist satellites such as the UK are hoping that enough pressure put on the Syrian authorities will eventually see the country implode.
Like myself you probably realise that these stage-managed, western-assisted "popular revolts" are not happening by coincidence. In the case of Syria there are two main reasons why all of a sudden President Assad has become the bad guy after years of good relations with the rest of the world.
1. Israel's impending strike on Iran will be facilitated by the total emasculation of the Arab world, negating any possibility of an organised Arab counterstrike. Plunging the whole Arab world into a state of chaos under the guise of a struggle for democracy can almost be likened to the other trick of replacing white people under the wrapper of a celebration of diversity.
Syria is particularly important in any future strike on Tehran because of it's links with Hamas//Hezbollah in Lebanon. Any strike by Israel on Iran's nuclear facilities would be followed literally in seconds by the opening of a second front right on its doorstep. Choking off supply routes by destabilising Syria will certainly help to alleviate any problems close to home.
2. Europe's increasing dependence on Russian natural gas has for a considerable period of time worried the great and good on both sides of the Atlantic. Turning Syria into a western puppet state like Afghanistan opens up opportunities to pipe in Saudi and Quatari natural gas to Europe, by-passing the Russian competition in the process. That helps to explain why the Saudis on the one side and the Russians on the other have such a "keen" interest in Syria.
Yesterday saw an increasingly large US Navy fleet stationed around the Straits of Hormuz literally blow a 30ft civilian craft out of the water killing at least one person in a sign of escalating tension. Unknown to most people is the fact that the Russia has a considerable infrastructure of military bases across Syria. In fact there is a large Russian fleet currently stationed in the port city of Tartus.
Churchill once said , "Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma - but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” With yesterday's census details and current events in Britain one wonders what key would unlock our own particular enigma, British national interest being something we can automatically discount.