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Democracies and their undemocratic allies

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Feb 13, 2012 at 18:38

"Wounded Syria is still bleeding day after day, and the butcher (Bashar Assad) isn't deterred and doesn't stop,..However, the resistance of our people in Syria is escalating and growing despite all the pains, sacrifices and blood."

The above phrase doesn't come from a studied speech by Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton but from a guy called al-Zawahri who judging by his speeches alone needs to be recognized as a humanist and a defender of human rights on a par with any western politician. Interestingly enough, with the two prominent ladies he also shares a plan to put an end to Syria's "pernicious, cancerous regime". So here the ladies can rely on a potent and useful ally, whose services proved invaluable during the days of transplanting "democracy" to Libya, in their idealistic battle for Syria's democratic change.

"We are going through scary days and unfortunately what happened at the United Nations is absolutely regrettable".

Also these words don't belong to any high or low level US officials but to the Saudi despotic ruler Abdullah. It is thanks to him that "the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, of which Saudi Arabia is the largest member, expelled Syrian ambassadors from their capitals and recalled their own ambassadors from Damascus to protest what they called the "mass slaughter" of civilians in Homs and elsewhere by Mr. Assad's forces." So our ladies have got another important ally who after drowning protests in his own medieval kingdom in blood is now offering his useful democratic ideas and huge resources to help "democratize" Syria.

"The process that unfolded at the United Nations is a fiasco for the civilised world...We cannot remain silent on what is happening in Syria and we cannot turn our backs on the Syrian people ...Giving an oppressor a license to kill is unacceptable ...Those responsible for Hama were not held accountable but those responsible for Homs will be sooner or later be called to account for what they did. … Those who follow the path of their fathers will certainly get what they deserve".

These heartfelt words in turn come from no smaller friend and advocate of democracy, human rights and a great expert on genocides and history than professional imam and Prime Minister of Turkey in one person Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After terrorizing and pacifying Kurdistan he itches to carry out another "peaceful" operation à la turque stretching a helping hand full of arms and ammunition across the Syrian border to the so called "rebels" and if need be bringing "democracy" there on Turkish bayonets which once upon a time so successfully transported Turkish "democracy" on US-made tanks, planes and napalm bombs to northern Cyprus.

I am quite confident that this fine coalition of the willing which is in the making and consists of such strategic partners as the US, al-Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf despots and the Turkish warlords will achieve their common objective which seems to be next to Talibanization of Syria the expulsion of the Russians from the Tartus naval base and establishing a permanent state of chaos with the Green Banner of jihad and the Stars and Stripes fluttering side by side.

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