The Syria War, The Simple Version

The Syria War — the Simple Version: bad vs. good.

The Simple Version of The Syria War is quite enlightening, when you see just how vast is the pool of “bad guys” vs. the pool of “good guys”.

This war, like all wars, is about people.

It is about people who want power. 
Political power, financial power, economic power, and power over others to control and exploit them.

Wars are not conducted by abstract entities and organisations, such as a “country”, or a “government” or “the media”, because “a government” cannot be held accountable or be liable for anything, and neither can “the media”, or “a country”. Even when “a government” loses an election, it is still individual people that made up that government and who actually lost the election.
And when “the media” publishes an article or airs a news broadcast, or a documentary, it is still individual people that put together that article, that news segment, and collaborated on that documentary.
Likewise, “a country” cannot go to war or agree on a cease-fire or sign a peace agreement. It is the elected representatives and politicians that decide which wars to start, end, and join.

It is people — individuals — who are accountable and liable for the decisions they make, the decisions they support, the words they say, the actions they take, the actions they fail to take, the silence they keep, the blind eye they turn, the bedfellows they take, and the alliances they make.

Language is important in war. Because more than 50% of all wars are conducted through propaganda, so as to manipulate people into fighting a war that they don’t want to fight. It is about portraying The Other as the bad guy, while you are the good guy who has to fight that bad guy. Because that’s what good guys do. It’s about self-delusion to feel good; about fake heroes, and even faker villains.

Ironically, good guys — the truly good guys — don’t fight. They talk, they listen, they share. It’s what we teach our children to do, but somewhere along the way, once they become an adult, it’s no longer about listening, talking and sharing, but about competing in the rat race. And that rat race inevitably turns to war…. and then you have it — the bad guys vs. the good guys.

So it is important to talk about the people — the heroes and the villains — not about country, government or media, because these are colossal, impersonal institutions, intangible abstracts where politicians, civil servants, journalists, and editors hide without being held accountable for what they say, do and print. It is to their benefit to talk about “the government”, “the media”, and “the US / Britain / Country Name”; it is their language, not the language of the people. They use this language it to control the people and socially engineer them. They use this language so that people feel helpless, powerless, and unable to take on these colossal, impersonal institutions. And they use this language to redirect the people’s anger and complaints to these untouchable institutions.

For the past decade, so much money, time and knowledge has been pumped into the Syria War by the people running these colossal, impersonal institutions of the West, despite many Western citizens often saying that they do not want to be involved in any way. Rick Sterling lists a few reasons why the Syria War is so important for Western policy-makers, decision-makers and rulers:

“Why so much effort, and why the desperation by the west? What’s at stake? The credibility of the Obama government, the Erdogan government, the Cameron/May governments, the Hollande government, NATO, the UN, western relations with Saudi Arabia, as well as a gas pipeline for Qatar into Europe, hundreds of billions in defense and ‘reconstruction’ contracts, Soros’s billions invested in various ‘projects’, the Golan Heights, Eurasian dominance and checkmate of Russia, and the supremacy of ‘Smart Powers’ as a geopolitical weapon of choice for the Atlanticist bloc leaning forward into the 21st century — to mention only a few items.” (1)

So next time you talk about the Syria war, talk about the people involved. And if you know their names, name them. Don’t help them hide behind terms such as “media”, “government”, and “country”.

And now, without any further ado, and without beating about the bush, here is a simple list of the bad guys and the good guys in the Syria War.

THE AGGRESSORS, CRIMINALS, PERPETRATORS, WARMONGERS a.k.a. The Bad Guys (starring in alphabetical order):

American politicians including:
 — Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, George Bush Sr. & Jr., Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, John McCain
Amnesty International researchers & academics
Anonymous (the name says it all, anyone can be “anonymous”)
Avaaz personnel
Bilderberg members
Bill & Melinda Gates
British politicians including:
 — Tony Blair, David Cameron, Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn
Dutch politicians including Jan-Peter Balkenende, Mark Rutte
Editors working for:
 — BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now
Editors working for:
 — New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Haaretz
European Central Bank unelected policy-makers
European Union politicians and their army of unelected policy-making employees
Facebook policy-makers
Fighters in Syria including members of Al-Nusra, Daesh, ISIS, etc.
French politicians including François Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy
George Soros
German politicians including Angela Merkel, Wolfgang Schäuble
Google policy-makers
Hamas members, supporters and sympathisers
Harvard University professors
Human Rights Watch (HRW) researchers & academics
International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy-makers
Israeli politicians including Bibi Netanyahu
Journalists working for:
 — BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now
Journalists working for:
 — New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Guardian, Independent, Haaretz
Koch Brothers
Masons members
Mark Zuckerberg
Muslim Brotherhood members, supporters and sympathisers
NATO diplomats including: Jens Stoltenberg, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
NATO soldiers, pilots, and other military personnel
Nobel Peace Prize decision-makers
Online trolls
Qatari ruling royals
Saudi ruling royals
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights activists
Turkish politicians
United Nations spineless, egocentric, unelected representatives
Western Think Tank academics
White Helmet fighters
Wikipedia decision-makers
World Bank policy-makers.

DEFENDERS OF COUNTRY AND PEOPLE a.k.a. The Good Guys

Syrian politicians including President Bashar al Assad
Syrian soldiers, pilots and other military personnel, a.k.a. Syrian Arab Army
Russian politicians including President Vladimir Putin
Russian soldiers, pilots and other military personnel
Iranian politicians
Iranian soldiers and other military personnel
Hizbullah fighters.

So there you have it. An impressive list of bad vs. good.

Footnote

(1) ‘Feel Good Hoax’: How US Propaganda Works in the Syrian War. Published online on 29 September, 2016 in 21st Century WIRE.