Syria and Recent History: On The Field of Black Birds
Elements of the KLA(Kosovo Liberation Army) are in Syria now. They have been in Syria. A year and a half ago, it was reported on every news outlet except the New York times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, the Washington Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and Telemundo, that the Syrian rebels were studying terror tactics at a KLA training camp on the Albanian/Kosovo border funded by gulf regimes. These reports prompted my continued conviction that the US would side with the Syrian rebels and eventually use military force to damage Assad.
The blossoming red roses of the Arab spring have their roots firmly established in Balkan soil. The only thing left needed was a sufficiently picturesque casus belli, a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Sebrenica and Racak respectively in Bosnia and Kosovo. Both were false charges of massacre. Numbers were bounced around. Six Hundred Thousand, Madeline Albright declared, were butchered or ethnically cleansed by Serb forces in Kosovo. Staged pictures of massacre were circulated with great alacrity. Post war figures leveled off at 3000 with 1/3 of them being Serbs killed by KLA insurgents, the very reason why the Serbs launched a counter terrorism campaign in Kosovo in the first place. And no one cared in the end. Wesley Clark was carried to the democratic presidential race on the wings of a handshake with a mass murderer of the KLA, as an apt foreign policy and strategic genius. Joe Biden, who agitated for killing Serbs with greater clamorous lunacy than a now senile John McCain agitates for a Syrian strike, was elevated to a position of prominence and sagacity in regards to a new foreign policy of spending american treasure to advance Muslim terrorists in the heart of the former Yugoslavia.The Hague was busy indicting Serbs for war crimes that it could not prove and eventually dropped, proceedings which became a circus and mockery of Justice and the very concept of a war crime. What was accomplished at Nuremberg was dismantled by the Clinton regime and its philandering with Balkan civil conflict. In “red lines” we are seeing history condensed, geographically transferred, and repeated before our very eyes. And no one really cares.
Obama will play his fiddle tomorrow. He will play it well. He will play it better than when he was just a beginner in the art of watching things burn when he attacked Libya on the pretense that there was a potential for a massacre that had not yet occurred, a red line which, in the Muslim world, is always crossed, and danced upon with the added beat of celebratory Kalashnikov fire, because in the Muslim world, there is always a potential for a massacre. The Obama policy, so it seems, has sided with those elements which massacre our embassy staff in the name of Islam and not a secular state in extremis battling against those who would massacre Christians and the Alawite sect with the same revelry with which they sodomized Qaddafi and Chris Stevens to death. This is not morality, this is Machiavellian.
The international community became suspicious that the United states was, under a moralizing liberal pretense, no longer a moral force for good after Bosnia and Kosovo. Syria has verified these assumptions. There was a reprieve for eight years in which George Bush reversed this course under the weight of an attack on US soil perpetrated by the very ideological elements we aided in Bosnia and Kosovo, but now we are back to a few cruise missile strikes to assuage an equally vile Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Questions should be asked: if Assad falls, who will come into possession of the chemical weapons? Without boots on the ground, there is no means of securing them. With this single question we can see the very real and almost inevitable mission creep. Boots will be on the ground. Are we really that naive to believe that Assad can use chemical weapons and the Syrian Rebels will not if given the opportunity? In the spirit of social justice, we should just give the rebels their own weapons of mass destruction and let the Somme repeat itself in the deserts of Syria. That is an option in accordance with the repetition of history we will witness if a commander in chief, who doesn’t understand the relevance of — nor can he name — El Alamien, Verdun, Constantinople in 1453, the Field of Black Birds, and the Gates of Vienna, decides so incompetently to pull the trigger that is suppose to accomplish nothing but re-establish a red line that will again, eventually, be crossed. Next time, though, it will be crossed by those with whom Obama has made comfortable friends. And we will be back to Afghanistan in 2001.