By Timothy V. Gatto
The question of Syria’s problems resulting in a nuclear holocaust is real, not imagined. According to the NATO treaty the treaty states that an attack on a NATO member is regarded as an attack on all NATO members.
“By joining NATO you receive the protection of The Alliance in exchange for your willing defense in times of need. An attack against one NATO member is an attack against all of NATO”. (http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/North_Atlantic_Treaty_Organization)
This situation is what the Brits would say “A bit of a sticky wicket”. Indeed it is. The scenario of Turkey being attacked by Syria is a real possibility. Even if Syria doesn’t attack Turkey, and Turkey attacks Syria, do nations ever advertise the fact that they fired the first shot? This would be ridiculous when you consider that they would lose the protection that being a member State of NATO provides.
The Russians have a naval base in Tartus:
The site, at the port of Tartus, is little more than a pier, fuel tanks and some barracks. But it is the last Russian military base outside the former Soviet Union, and its only Mediterranean fueling spot, sparing Russia’s warships the trip back to their Black Sea bases through straits in Turkey, a NATO member. (NY Times by ANDREW E. KRAME June 18, 2012)
This small naval base could be a real problem for NATO. A stray shot into the base, or over-zealous Syrian nationalists attacking the base could be the pre-cursor to World War III.
The question that most American citizens are asking is this, is Syria so much of a national security matter that we would commit to a nuclear holocaust? Is the civil strife in Syria so important that we would commit to destroying the world?
Let’s get serious. Maybe some conspiracy scenarios are really playing out here. Alex Jones and others have warned us over and over that the “New World Order” is hell-bent on reducing the World’s population. That is a scary scenario indeed. Still, when you see the behavior of Hillary Clinton and her war of words on Russia and China, it makes people like me wonder if Alex Jones and former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura could be on to something. Maybe they are right.
Maybe this is all ridiculousness. Maybe all of this is the result of an overactive imagination. Still, I don’t think so. I’m building a bomb shelter. My wife doesn’t think this is ridiculous. I’m trying to tell everyone that reads my articles, and maybe some that don’t as a result of passing this around, something is going on here.
The threats made by Clinton against Russia and China don’t bode well for peace on this planet. Strutting around the Middle-East pointing fingers at representatives of other nations is not diplomacy. In fact, nothing Clinton does smacks of diplomacy.
Speaking only for myself, Clinton needs to go. Syria is not an American problem, it’s a Syrian problem and most Americans, in my opinion, don’t give a sh*t about Syria. Let that nation work out its own problems without interference by other nations. This country needs to mind its own business. Syria is none of our business.
Wee turn a blind eye as Bahrain suffers under a monarchy that arrests and tortures people. This is a fact, not speculation. I have a contact that lived in Bahrain and saw the suffering with his own eyes. When I invited Finian Cunningham to come on my radio program, he talked about the atrocities he saw in Bahrain. The next day he was ordered out of the country. This is our so-called ally. This is a nation that arrests doctors and medics for treating demonstrators that have been injured by Saudi Arabian soldiers on the soil of Bahrain to quell the democracy movement and to prop up the monarchy.
This is utter nonsense. We accept Bahrain’s ruthless crackdown on the democracy movement, but scream bloody murder when Syria’s government tries to restore law and order. The west is supplying weapons and material to the “rebel’s” in Syria, some of them members of Al Qaeda. Most of what we see on the corporate media is pure propaganda. Every time someone dies in Syria, the corporate media screams that is was the government that did it. Most of the time, when the smoke clears, and the fog of war lifts, we find out that it was the rebels that did the killing.
With all of the confusion that surrounds the events in Syria, the corporate media pretends that it knows the score there, but they don’t. This is why China and Russia don’t want NATO to invade a country that they trade with. They have friendly relations with Syria. If its proved that Al-Assad is killing his own people, I’m sure that Russia and China will not block a vote to intercede. There is no reason that the US should run willy-nilly and invade another country.
Right now, Iraq has an ally in the middle-East, Iran. It seems like the invasion that killed or injured over a million Iraqi’s led to a state allied with Iran. That’s the success story of the American diplomats. It’s time someone said something. I’m saying something and I believe that all Americans should say something. We don’t want another war. That's all there is to it.
By Timothy V. Gatto, a retired Army Sergeant and former Chairman of The Liberal Party of America. He can be reached at: email@example.com Read Tim's Book "Complicity to Contempt" and his Novel "Kimchee Days or Stoned Cold Warriors From Oliver Arts and Open Press and available on Amazon and all other online bookstores.