Syria War: On the Rotten Rope of Zionists

While opposition to an unwarranted war against Syria for an alleged use of chemical weapons in the Middle Eastern country is by slow gradations gaining momentum in the world as well as in the United States, some 250 Jewish leaders and the so-called activists affiliated to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will be reportedly flocking into the halls on Capitol Hill early next week in order to “persuade lawmakers that Congress must adopt the resolution or risk emboldening Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear weapon.”

According to the report, they will be lobbying virtually every member of Congress to persuade them into believing that if they launched an attack against the “barbaric Assad regime”, they would practically hold Iran back from treading on the path of producing nukes.

Basically viewed as a backdoor to Iran by many political pundits, an invasion of Syria can safeguard the interests of the Zionists in strangling all the routes that in one way or another lead to Iran and consequently function to bolster a snowballing political power in the region. In a recent article titled “Iran, not Syria, is the West’s real target” which was published by The Independent, Robert Fisk adroitly revealed that “they are intended to harm Iran. They are intended to strike at the Islamic republic now that it has a new and vibrant president … Iran is Israel’s enemy. Iran is therefore, naturally, America’s enemy. So fire the missiles at Iran’s only Arab ally.”

An AIPAC source who asked not to be named told Politico, “History tells us that ambiguity [in US actions] invites aggression, adding the group will now be engaged in a major mobilization over the issue.”

It should be noted however that the AIPAC is not the only functioning Zionist lobbying organization in the US and that which is spearheading a military strike against Syria but there are others such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) actively involved in the crisis.

In his Friday’s address to the G8 Summit, Obama harangued on the “international paralysis” in the face of human rights violations and the gassing of 1400 people in Syria, urging a concerted effort in eliminating all the ills which are, according to him, encapsulated in the policies of the Syrian government and those of Iran.

Sadly desperate and emotionally paralyzed, he said that using chemical weapons on children in Syria is something which cannot be tolerated. His words fell heavy on those skeptical ears which are wont to hearing on a daily basis of the casualties caused by the US drone attacks in different parts of the world. Mr. Obama cannot possibly assume a sympathetic stance on the gassing of the Syrian women and children while he is sharply aware of the real culprit behind the recent chemical attacks on the one hand, and on the other, he is cold and indifferent towards the tragic fate of other women and children killed at his own behest in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, you name it.

Since Obama took office, there has been a horrendous increase in the number of atrocities perpetrated by Washington. The drone war that Obama accelerated to a deplorable degree is enough to nominate him as a war criminal in a fair court of law. Only a few days after his inaugural address, a CIA-operated drone “dropped Hellfire missiles on Fahim Qureishi’s home in North Waziristan, killing seven of his family members and severely injuring Fahim. He was just 13 years old and left with only one eye, and shrapnel in his stomach.” In his book titled Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency, Daniel Klaidman indicates that Obama knew about the “erroneous target but still did not offer any form of redress, because in 2009, the United States did not acknowledge the existence of its own drone program in Pakistan.”

Sardonically, when Obama accepted the Nobel Peace prize in 2009, he had authorized more drone attacks than George W. Bush approved during his entire presidency. There were only nine strikes conducted in Pakistan between 2004 and 2007. Yet, in 2010, there were 111 (Daniel Klaidman p. 117-118).

A report compiled by International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic (Stanford) and Global Justice Clinic (New York University) titled “Living Under Drones” sheds light on the inhumane nature of the drone attacks. On the strength of a report provided by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), an independent journalist organization, the report gives incredibly heartrending aggregate data on the drone victims. According to TBIJ reports, from June 2004 through mid- September 2012, available data indicate that drone strikes killed 2,562- 3,325 people in Pakistan, of whom 474- 881 were civilians, including 176 children. In general, the report concludes “Far more civilians have been killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas than U.S. counter-terrorism officials have acknowledged.”

These are bitter realities frequently ignored by Obama who is at every beck and call of his Zionist masters who deem no barrier in inflicting human losses and plunging the entire region into an eternally irreversible crisis.

Obama had better think twice before hearkening to any call for war coming from the Zionists. The list of his crimes is getting thicker and thicker every day and the Zionist rope he is holding onto is a rotten one indeed.

Dr. Ismail Salami is an Iranian journalist, political analyst and lexicographer. A former editor in chief of the Tehran Times Daily, he is currently professor of English literature at the University of Tehran. Read other articles by Ismail.