Thursday, 25 September 2014

The barbarian invasions

A F/A-18F Super Hornet attached to the Fighting Black Lions of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 as it flies over the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after conducting strike missions against ISIS targets on September 23, 2014. (Photo: AFP)
Published Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Here comes a new obscurantist onslaught; an invasion by the spearhead of modern day colonialism, fraught with the history of barbarian Western aversion to all other cultures. It is a conquest to end all life in this land, justified by the machinations of colonialism itself and painted as an uprising in the name of religion against governments long marred by tyranny.
The decision and its execution was not left to minor players but to those who had the money, could pay and applaud. Those with calculations and interests should seclude themselves if they decided to object. However, those whose names appear on the list of the new evil alliance are merely the backdrop needed by the Western beast to engage in a new crime of rape.
It is not important at all to know who agreed and who did not or who participated and who merely facilitated. What really matters is trying to understand the anticipated outcomes of this invasion.
There is no mark that separates the conqueror from the aim of the conquest. The US, Western Europe, the Ottoman Empire, and those same wretched kingdoms have killed millions of people around the world. They murdered them with bullets, swords, hunger, nuclear bombs, and all sorts of poison.
The are by no means better than ISIS. In fact, none of them accept the opinion of others and would never allow people to determine their fates without interference. None of them live on what they produce; they are nothing but bandits, who control the capacities of the peoples of the world with iron and might. There is nothing in their recent history that provides them with the moral, civil, or humanitarian high ground allowing them to claim the leadership of a global war to reclaim our peoples' freedom.
Practically, the launch of the air raids against takfiri strongholds in Syria corresponded with a strategy to contain the general situation in Syria and Iraq, following years of attempting to upset their political, military, and strategic realities. These attempts were led by the US, in concert with terrorist European states and funded by their Arab allies from the peninsula and the Levant, with Israel playing a significant role. It also entangled Islamist and secular political groups who had long claimed to be confronting the dictators imposed by colonialism on their people. But they were transformed into tools for the new barbarian invasion.
Simply put, the US, the West, and the Gulf states failed in all their wars to regain lost ground in Iraq, as did all the attempts to compensate through a victory in Syria. Yet they are now fearing the worst after the recent turn of events in Yemen. Their apprehensions were heightened after the defeat of one of their strongest armies by modest Resistance fighters in Gaza.
Thus, they were forced to seek direct assistance from the West and here comes the US to embroil itself in our land, ignoring the lessons of the past decade. It needs to play this role, however, by cracking down on any threat which faces it or its allies and destroying all the elements of our strength, in order to steal our resources.
The invasion has the following goals:
- It is meant to discipline a child that went mad and exceeded the limits of his playfield. They want to say that ISIS and its brethren are only supposed to destroy Syria and attack Syrians and Iraqis. Those who tried to play in the margins will be punished, so that others will learn that their only choice is to join the camp without discussion.
- It is intended to prevent the Resistance camp from entering the phase of defeating the other project. It will also be targeted with strikes if possible. But this entails launching a campaign of vilification by the operatives of US and French embassies in our homeland, who are only here to say that the Syrian regime and Hezbollah resemble ISIS in form and substance.
- The people of Syria and Iraq are not meant to stand on their feet again. All what remains of their institutions, infrastructure, economy, and semblance of a state should be turned into ruin. Millions of Iraqis and Syrians are meant to join the displaced and refugees in nearby and faraway lands. They should become beggars, selling their sons and daughters in the market of the tyrant Sultan.
Thus, it is inevitable for those with wide eyes, strong hearts, and calm minds to bear the consequences of a wholesale confrontation against the two obscurantist foes. There is nothing left but to defy the invasion and its takfiri sycophants. Resistance remains our destiny.
Ibrahim al-Amin is the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Akhbar.
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition.
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