This letter was shared by my earthling friend Sojourner, 2 days ago on his blog. I wanted to write what I have thought after reading this letter which wass written by a Syrian dissident. A part of the letter is right below what I think of the topic. You can find the letter completly on this link to read the whole letter: “Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists: Your Hero Is a War Criminal Even If He Didn’t Gas Syrians”
I do not know how badly Bashar al-Assad gave suffer Syrian people, but in here what is written in the letter should not be ignored. Assad family has a crime ration card. I’m not talking about what was done to own people. I will talk about another thing. The PKK terrorist organization was founded in 1978 in Turkey. And in Turkey, just before the CIA-backed fascist military coup of 12 September 1980, the PKK’s organization’s leader, reptile man on it’s power, Abdullah Ocalan, went to Damascus and settled.
For example, some Western and Eastern leftists do not examine and even do not know, and even do not consider to research and learn these historical truts!: With September 12, 1980 CIA-backed fascist military coup, while thousands of Turkish and Kurdish leftists in Turkey were sent to jail, tortured and suffered, how Ocalan went to Damascus just before the coup, and fallen on his feet? Ocalan who is advertising himself as leftist, from where he took the information about a coup in Turkey? And how did he take shelter in Syria?
The PKK leader, Ocalan, stayed mostly in Syria until 1998, even if he stayed in countries like Italy for some short time into this period. Easy to say, during 18 years Ocalan mostly stayed in Syria! Assad’s father Hafez al-Assad protected him.
(By the way, Bashar al-Assad was 30 years old in 1995, did not he know how his father protect the terrorist organization PKK in his country more than decade? 30 years-old is very old age to not understand and not know what is going on in his own country.)
It has been making terrorist activities with PKK name in Turkey, after the YPG has been PKK’s Iraqi branch in Iraq, and the PJAK has been PKK’s branch in Iran. PKK by itself and by it’s branches has been one of the main actors of the American government used/still use in this whole Middle East divide plan.
In the same years, the US government has started to give military training to 5000 PKK members in Guam Island in 1991, while father Assad was maintaining to protect PKK and it’s ringleader Ocalan in Syria. So did not father Assad know about anything of these?
So briefly, father Assad is actually one of the main responsible people of this incident that happened to his country, when we look generally. He made himself and his country a pawn.
The American government has trained PKK members under the name of peshmerge training, as it did to the same YPG members in recent years by saying, “These are freedom rebels who want democracy,” and made the events fit the dividing plan. And I do not think that only American government is involved; I think some western states and Israel government are involved too. Because, as is well known in Israel, for the last 5 years, makes even “scientific studies(!)” about that the Kurds and Jews have had a common blood line, and that the Kurds actually came from the same Jewish origin, and they published these. Already the main target in the Middle East is not the project to seize the lands that Israeli Zionists claims as -so called- promised land? The pawn is Kurds, Israeli Zionists who will receive the big share from cake in the future.
It goes that far. But it should be known that this is at least of my opinion, I’ve never defended Bashar al-Assad. I am against foreign intervention in any country from the outside, regardless of which country it happens to. The national borders of the countries must be protected and respected. The peoples/nations have a say for their own country. To think that they do not have this ability is to humiliate them! Each nation, does not notice it’s in the east or the west, own people have right to speak their own destiny. There is no such thing as humiliating these peoples as the understanding of the American government over the years for military interventions in the Middle East, by saying “I will bring you democracy, because you can not do it.” I take Syrian people’s side, not Assad.
If the ordinary American people are wondering where their taxes go:
Deputy Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga, Kahraman Kamal, who spoke to Rudaw (the news agency that is known close to Barzani), said that the aid was sent by the US Department of Defense, reached to the Peshmerge forces. Kahraman Kamal, stated with the help sent by the United States said they would pay the Pashurmage Forces’ salaries. “The salaries of the Peshmerga Forces will be distributed this week,” Kamal said.
The US Department of Defense sends 25 billion dinar money aid every month to the Peshmerge Forces.
25 billon Iraqi Dinar is equal about 21 millon USD.
The US has provided 450 million dollars to the Peshmerge Forces in 2016 and 365 million dollars on January 25, 2018.
A part of letter that caused this post to be written:
By Mehdi Hasan
April 19, 2018 “Information Clearing House” – Dear Bashar al-Assad Apologists,
Sorry to interrupt: I know you’re very busy right now trying to convince yourselves, and the rest of us, that your hero couldn’t possibly have used chemical weapons to kill up to 70 people in rebel-held Douma on April 7. Maybe Robert Fisk’s mysterious doctor has it right — and maybe the hundreds of survivors and eyewitnesses to the attack are all “crisis actors.”
Maybe Assad didn’t use sarin to kill around 100 people in rebel-held Khan Sheikhoun a year ago either. A joint investigation by the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons found “unmistakable evidence” that he did. Human Rights Watch and Hans Blix also agree that Assad was probably to blame. But maybe they’re all wrong. Or, maybe they’re paid shills for the CIA.
My point is this: Who cares? Seriously, who cares? Whether or not it was Assad who used chemical weapons in Syria earlier this month, or last year, might matter to the leaders of the U.S., the U.K., and France, who decided to launch brazenly illegal and rather pointless airstrikes against his regime, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Syrian president-for-life is a monster who has perpetrated a vast array of blatant human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.
Now, I totally understand why those of you on the MAGA-supporting far right who cheer for barrel bombs don’t give a damn about any of this. But to those of you on the anti-war far left who have a soft spot for the dictator in Damascus: Have you lost your minds? Or have you no shame?
Remember: Whether Assad used chemical weapons in Douma is irrelevant to the moral case against him. What about the rest of his crimes? Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his “indiscriminate bombardments,” according to the U.N., were destroying “homes, medical facilities, schools, water and electrical facilities, bakeries and crops,” without the aid of sarin or chlorine? When he was dropping barrel bombs (68,000 since 2012, according to one count) on defenseless civilians? Or cluster bombs? Or good ol’-fashioned shells?
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his troops “opened fire during protests in the southern part of Syria … and killed peaceful demonstrators” at the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, long before any jihadists had arrived in the country to fight against his regime? Or when his soldiers delivered the brutalized corpse of 25-year-old protester Ghiyath Matar — nicknamed “Little Gandhi” for his commitment to nonviolent activism — to his pregnant wife and parents in Deraya in September 2011?
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when his barrel bombs were forcing hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee from their homes? An October 2015 survey of Syrian refugees living in Germany found that seven in 10 of them blamed Assad for the violence in their country, compared to one in three who blamed the Islamic State.
Was Assad any less of a war criminal when he was torturing tens of thousands of Syrians in his dungeons, many of whom ended up dead or disappeared? “The mass scale of deaths of detainees suggests that the government of Syria is responsible for acts that amount to extermination as a crime against humanity,” declared Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro, chair of the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria, in February 2016.