STILL NO EVIDENCE ASSAD REGIME RESPONSIBLE FOR USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS BUT AMERCIAN POISED TO STRIKE – Russia continues to advise caution over any possible strike against the Syria’s Assad regime noting that as yet no clear evidence has been uncovered to suggest Assad ordered his troops to carry out the recent chemical weapons attack that killed its own citizens.
Putin has advised Obama and Cameron that UN inspectors should be given access and allowed to carry out a full investigation prior to any military intervention that would remove Assad from power.
According to reports the U.S is ready to strike key areas in Syria that would bring about the downfall of Assad however the U.S and the British both insisted that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s) a claim that has now been proven to be false.
The war in Iraq and Afghanistan have only fueled the hatred that many Muslims feel towards westerners and such an attack could bring about far more acts of terrorism.
Putin states that whilst there is no doubt chemical weapons were used it still remains unclear as to whether their use was perpetrated by Assad or by Al Qaeda Syrian Rebels. Furthermore Assad does have the upper hand against the Rebels and Russia feels that there is simply no reason why Assad would use chemical weapons at such a stage in the civil conflict and risk western military intervention that would remove him from power.
Currently the U.S is drawing up a list of targets that could be hit by Cruise missiles in Syria which would cripple the country.
The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is insistent that Assad is responsible for the chemical attacks despite having no proof; may be someone ought to remind Hague that proof is required or the U.S and Britain will once again initiate an illegal; such as the war in which Bush and Blair initiated against Iraq will only fuel Muslim belief that western powers will use any excuse to move into another Muslim country in order to get at the oil.
Royal Navy commanders are already in the region and are awaiting orders; some experts suggest that a coalition strike could take place within the next ten days.
What happens if we engage Assad? The truth is that both the U.S and Britain will simply be aiding known terrorist organisations. It is widely known and accepted that the Rebels are made up of known terrorist factions; including Al Qaeda.
With this knowledge do we really want to displace a dictator for a terrorist organization for it is unlikely that they, as with Assad, will not sit around any negotiation table with U.S or British counterparts in order to bring peace to the country?
The view is that we will simply swap one dictatorship regime for another but one with highly aggressive and terrorism minded Islamic overtones.
As with the Iraqi war such an act is never that straightforward; Iraq is the perfect example of how the U.S and Britain have simply created another Vietnam which is never going to be solved with outside interference.
In order to stave off a western military incursion the Assad regime yesterday announced that it would let UN weapons inspectors to conduct a full investigation in to the atrocity in Damascus.
Both Russia and Iran are warning the U.S and Britain to allow the UN inspector’s time to establish where the chemical weapons came from and indeed who used them.
Iran has already sent a firm message that it will not allow the U.S or Britain to attack Syria without consequences from Iran. Whilst Iran may not have the military capabilities of either the U.S or Britain it doesn’t detract from the fact that any intervention from Iran would only escalate tensions in the Middle East and place them in the position of fighting yet another war that would certainly push the British economy back into a recession and add to the 16 trillion dollars of debt the U.S is already saddled with.
Whilst these atrocities are heinous it is clear that the U.S and Britain should not get involved in yet another war that it neither cannot resolve or that would provide any benefits; with to Syria or western nations.