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The State Department answers your question differently.

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 22, 2012 at 08:44

arild nordby wrote:

> Question:

When a mass murderer opposes another mass murderer, who should we support?

Answer:

Let them kill each other, alternatively, don┬Ęt bother to support the winner of the conflict in any way.<

I don't think the State Department will ever answer this question your way. Their guiding principles are that "we must support the mass murderer who promises us more advantages than his opponent no matter more or less evil". And in the struggle for survival one of them will always do that to save his own skin. This is why the US has such a consistent record of supporting dictators, tyrants and inhuman regimes like those of Indonesia, Turkey or Saudi Arabia while preaching to us the nauseating fairy tale of "democracy" and "human rights".

In case of Syria it is obvious that the most ruthless and most murderous jihadists from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Turkey, Syria herself and all other possible Moslem cesspools promise much more advantages to the US than Assad.

By producing Libya-style chaos in Syria and allowing it to be broken up, paralyzed and pulled back in its development for centuries by sharia, Islamic obscurantism and jihad and genocide of its religious minorities several advantages are obtained.

1/The Russians leave their last Mediterranean naval base in Tartus and lose their ally, all contracts and investments worth $ billions which is good for the US.

2/ The huge recently discovered Mediterranean natural gas deposits, including those discovered in Syria , which are stake here are saved for "democracy" (=US corporations) also from the East , another huge advantage.

3/ America's Arab chaindogs - the Qataris and the Saudis - get free access to the Syrian ports and can export in a shortcut way through them or over a future pipeline through Turkey - their own natural gas to Europe, dumping in the process the market and thus bringing Russia (and incidentally Norway too) with her more expensive Northern natural gas to knees. One more advantage.

4/ Simultaneously, a projected Iranian natural gas pipeline over Syria to Europe is thwarted which the Qataris must be pressing hard their US masters to accelerate. Also an advantage before a war with Iran.

5/ The substantial other natural resources of Syria -including petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower- not to forget about at least 26 tons of Syrian gold - are grabbed by the US. To control these key strategic resources a relatively small military force will do. In Libya it seems that 12 000 troops are enough to control all the oild fields, the refineries and the key ports. Another advantage then.

6/ Politically, the regime change in Syria is a blow to China and Iran. Like in Libya it makes Chinese companies in Syria , e.g. Sinochem , suffer $ billions of losses. It strenghens the Persian Gulf Despots and US vassals - especially Qatar- who thus become even more depenedent on their American masters for protection and servicing their new invenstments in Syria. One more advantage among other minor ones which I omit.

In short, the State Department answers your question thus :

"Let's get involved and support jihad and sharia! Let's create chaos in Syria! Let's support these Islamic mass murders and terrorists because what they do and stand for they gives us greater profits than what their opponents do and stand for ! "

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