Friday, 7 April 2017

6 things Loss of Innocent Syrian Lives have helped







The 100 million dollar fireworks - How the loss of few innocent lives may have affected the New World Order



  • The U.S. Government had no choice but to provide a demonstrative response and they chose the most fine tuned and restrained one possible, given the circumstances.How effective it is in terms of the results it delivers is yet to be seen.
  • The U.S. Government would hopefully consider the strikes a success if things start to de-escalate and the focus shifts back to the war on ISIS. It would mean that Trump has asserted his authority and demonstrated his unpredictability in the New World order without getting his hands too dirty.
  • NOTE: IT SEEMS THAT MEDIA IS SO SPLIT AS TO WHICH VERSION OF ANY ATTACK OR EVENTS IN SYRIA ARE CORRECT THAT IT IS NOW IMPOSSIBLE TO TRUST ANY OF THE SOURCES TO WHICH LINKS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BELOW, WHICH IS RATHER UNFORTUNATE



The U.S. attack on a  Syrian Airbase as a "response" to the chemical weapons attack allegedly by the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad which led to the loss of several lives including those of many children, may have the potential to have far reaching ripples in the New World Order. This New World Order which I am referring to is the power struggle and equations which are being re-calibrated by all the nations across the globe, in response to the new leader of the United States of America. 


The new Republican Government, currently in the process of appointing all it's staff is currently grappling with fully assimilating the fast changing realities around the globe, as most new Governments usually do. Other nations are also trying to map the strength, the resolve and the extent of cooperation they can expect from the Trump administration.


It was probably because of this that the North Koreans, (friendly with the Chinese) were emboldened to test fire a ballistic missile, close to the scheduled meeting of Chinese President Xi Jinping with Donald Trump. It was a provocation to test Trump's response. Would it be a twitter rant, a formal objection or something else?


It was also also probably why the Dalai Lama (someone the Chinese perceive as a threat to their interests in Tibet) chose to visit Tawang  so close to this meeting between the two superpowers U.S.A. and China.


It was also probably why, China, on its part contributed by letting the U.S.A. "see" it's military aircraft parked in the artificial islands it has created in the South China Sea. (Something the U.S.A. does not approve of)


It was also probably why an attack with alleged chemical weapons was conducted in Syria. If it was the rebels who did it, they wanted to see how the US would react. If it was Assad, he , along with the Russians wanted to test the waters too.


Back at home, the Trump Administration's alleged closed links with Russia was also turning out to be a constant irritant to them. Trump was literally being cornered from all sides and the death of innocent children through a chemical explosion arrived as a breath of fresh air, if you pardon the simile.


So it was not surprising, that as the two world leaders came face to face, a response from the U.S.A. was expected. The President of the United States chose the typical American response - Ready-Fire-Aim - obliterate the weakest contender - 59 tomahawk cruise missiles fired from two U.S. naval warships on a Syrian Shayrat Airbase- an attack estimated to have cost more than 100 million dollars. 



The US Government had no choice but the provide a demonstrative response and they chose the most fine tuned and restrained one possible.How effective it is in terms of the results it delivers is yet to be seen.

The Syrian government had denied carrying out any chemical weapons attack. Only Turkey (a NATO and U.S. ally) had alleged it was an attack with chemical weapons after it carried out an autopsy on some of the bodies.Russia and Syria (allies again) had sought an independent inquiry and U.N. intervention. The U.N. could not confirm the aerial attack with chemical weapons-"Reports have stated that the attack was carried out through an airstrike on a residential area [but] the means of delivery of the alleged attack cannot be definitively confirmed, at this stage," said Kim Won-Soo, the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs.


The attack could have been thwarted or at least challenged by Assad's ally, Russia, through their missile defense systems reportedly installed in Syria, but this was not done.


Further, it is claimed that the Russians were given fair warning about the attack by the Americans. 


This dichotomy, that even though Russia is criticizing the attack after it happened, it chose to remain a mute spectator before and during the attack is perplexing.


It is reported that at least 6-13 people were killed in the attack . This is again surprising since it is reported that the Americans had given fair warning of the attack.


In view of the above, it appears that the innocent children who lost their lives in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun helped the following :


1. It helped the United States get an excuse to show everyone ( particularly China, North Korea, Iran and Russia) who's boss. That it doesn't need UN approvals or other mumbo jumbo to attack other countries and can do so at will. At the very least it would galvanize the majority of the Middle Eastern countries into currying favor with the U.S.


2. It helped demonstrate that if you are a militarily weak nation without Nuclear Weapons(Syria), you will be one of the first to get pounded even if you have powerful allies(Russia).


3. It helped give exciting visuals to the people -the fireworks - the news channels love it, the viewers love it. This in turn may tempt the White House decision makers to further escalate the attacks whenever the approval ratings fall.


4. It helped Trump get rid of all those criticizing him in America.No right(or center or left) thinking American politician or media will ever think of opposing a full bloodied war. 


5. It may provide some relief for ISIS too, who were fed up with the constant pounding by Syrian, Russian, Iraqi and Allied troops.Although this may only be a temporary setback.


6. It may provoke North Korea to test fire another ballistic missile. 


Congratulations everyone.


It remains to be seen how China, North Korea, Russia and Iran will react to this. One thing is for sure that there won't be an immediate knee jerk reaction. These countries know how to strategise and will be probably contemplating a long term response.This leaves the US with some vulnerability to the extent of the response. 



It appears that the attack was more symbolic in nature - a calibrated warning , flexing and posturing by the world's strongest military power . Both Western and Russian media reports indicate that the air base is still operational, while conflicting on the extent of the damage.


Reports also indicate that the US may continue further strikes, and the Russians have warned against this. This may lead to another Iraq like situation, where the US manages to create another vacuum of power in Syria by taking out Assad, which would ultimately lead to a chaotic conflict between radicalized militia and civil society vying to fill it. We all know who wins that war.(Libya, Iraq)


Seeing that the use of chemical weapons by Assad theory is not holding much weight, the US has shifted its attention to implicate Russia for its possible role in the "attack" 


The U.S. Government would hopefully consider the strikes a success if things start to de-escalate and the focus shifts back to the war on ISIS. It would mean that Trump has asserted his authority and demonstrated his unpredictability in the New World order without getting his hands too dirty.

If on the other hand, there is further escalation in attacks either by the United States, Russia, the ISIS or North Korea it may lead to a point of no return and one can expect even greater collateral damage, specially in a region which has already seen more than it's fair share of bloodbath. 



4 comments:

  1. There is no single, easy or moral solution to all this. US, Russia and allies are just trying various methods to restore order, although their interference in the past has not yeilded any good results for anyone. I like your observation that things would have been very different had Syria been a nuclear power.

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  2. Michelle Jonez12 May 2017 at 21:33

    @John, the United States had been handling this situation effectively in Syria, it appears, up until now where there is an absence of a clear policy. Its more reactive than active.

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  3. Syrian refugees should be provided best support and facilities in every country

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  4. Syrian and Refugee crises is real and concerning

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