September 7, 2013 - 19:06 AMT
Syrian rebels attempt to force Obama info ousting Assad

Syrian rebels seem to have become wearied of waiting for Assad forces to be bombed and decided to use a well-proved “weapon” – accusation of using chemical agents.

According to some sources of the so-called Syrian opposition, the Assad forces used poisonous shells while attacking rebel positions in Damascus suburb of Al Kabune. To prove their claim, the rebels cite a video featuring a person being examined by doctors after having been poisoned by some agent. No official response followed the statement. Earlier, Al Arabiya TV channel reported the deaths of 56 over the past day, which, however, were unconnected to the use of chemical weapon.

Looks like Syrian rebels will stop at noting in forcing Obama to oust Assad, although the U.S. is planning no such step. As Obama repeatedly stated, the strike aims at punishing, rather that ousting Assad. However, the militants, unsatisfied with such an outcome, continue spreading deliberately false reports, in full knowledge that the media will be thriving on another report of “murdering of peaceful population.” No one seems to care about the fact that the militants have more than enough blood on their hands - Assad is the only “source of evil” in the world and he needs to be punished.

Unfortunately, logic does not seem to be either the rebels, or the U.S. president’s forte. Why poison one’s people with gas when government forces are gaining ground against rebels? And it’s utterly unclear why Obama chose this method to make Iran and South Korea (which the U.S. believes to be guilty of developing their own nuke programs) “see reason.”

Somehow, Pakistan and Israel are allowed to have nuclear weapons, yet the countries of “evil” are not. And what further defies understanding is that the Christians, whose fellow believers are being killed and tortured, are the ones to write about Assad’s “atrocities.” However, the misfortunes of the Near East Christians remain unheeded these days, with rare articles being published. In September, only one serious article was released in The American Conservative.

“So here is the nightmare. If the U.S., France, and some miscellaneous allies strike at the regime, they could conceivably so weaken it that it would collapse. Out of the ruins would emerge a radically anti-Western regime, which would kill or expel several million Christians and Alawites. This would be a political, religious, and humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled since the Armenian genocide almost exactly a century ago,” Philip Jenkins said in his article Syria’s Christians Risk Eradication.

“Around the world, scholars and intellectual leaders are debating how to commemorate the approaching centennial of that cataclysm in 2015. Through its utter lack of historical awareness, the United States government may be pushing towards not a commemoration of the genocide but a faithful re-enactment,” the author said.

In his weekly address to the nation, Obama reiterated that the Syria strike aims to protect the U.S. interests in preventing Syria crisis from turning into another Iraq or Afghanistan. Yet every one of the U.S. President’s steps is proving the opposite.

Karine Ter-Sahakyan