Syria told to yield to “peaceful” arsonists or suffer Libya’s fate.
Bangkok, Thailand April 17, 2011 – With the war in Libya set only to expand, the precedent for attacking a sovereign nation based on unverified reports to then assist foreign funded, armed insurrection is already being used to lay the groundwork for a similar campaign against Syria. The “Libyan Precedent” was already an articulated doctrine within the corporate-financier think-tanks long before Joe Lieberman and Nicolas Sarkozy began parroting it in speeches and interviews.
In a February 26, 2011 Brookings Institute report titled, “Libya’s Test of the New International Order,” the intervention in Libya was described as “a test that the international community has to pass.” Failure would “shake further the faith of the people’s region in the emerging international order and the primacy of international law.” Succeeding, the report would go on to say, would “demonstrably draw a line in the sand to deter other Arab autocrats who resort to attacking their people rather than dialogue and genuine reforms.” Of course by reforms, Brookings means integration into the “international system” its corporate-financier sponsorship lords over.
In late March after bombing began in Libya, Sarkozy of France would echo Brookings’ sentiments stating, “Every ruler should understand, and especially every Arab ruler should understand that the reaction of the international community and of Europe will from this moment on each time be the same: we will be on the side of peaceful protesters who must not be repressed with violence.” He would go on to say there is a “new post-UNSC 1973 model of “world governance.”
During a Fox News interview, Joe Lieberman would also threaten Syria with a Libyan-style intervention. What Sarkozy and Lieberman both fail to point out is that the opposition in Syria is funded and supported, as is the opposition across the Arab world, by the same corporate-financier interests that hand them both their talking points. Much of the Syrian opposition is comprised of London-based activists, the Muslim Brotherhood, their “national coalition to support the youth,” and of course the admittedly US trained, funded, and equipped youth activists themselves.
Senator Joe Lieberman threatens military intervention in Syria based on the “Libyan Precedence.”
Sarkozy and Lieberman also forget to mention the fact that these protesters are far from merely singing songs and carrying placards. Riots, violence, shootings, arson, and clashes with security forces and residents loyal to the Syrian government are being reported from across the country. In the city of Deraa, protesters torched the Baath Party headquarters and destroyed cars parked along the street, while two protesters were reportedly killed as they attempted to light ablaze another government building in the city of Latakia.
The protests are clearly not “peaceful,” rather marked by violence and widespread arson.