Swampyville's - Reading Between the Lines!
Why there's no planned "Freedom Flotilla" to Syria!
There is no Jewish State there and Syria's Oil shipments to Europe
are declining! In fact, Syria imports more oil than they export! Syria
produced 213 billion cubic feet of natural gas, and is expected to double
its gas production. While some of it is exported, most of Syria's natural
gas is used in reinjection for oil recovery (more lucrative than natural gas)
and for domestic electricity generation.
It is, of course, less attractive for a "Freedom Flotilla"
for a number of reasons. One is that Syrian security forces are
more likely to blow this flotilla out of the water. Your average
peace activists who might try sailing to the rescue of Syria’s
beleaguered demonstrators are more likely to get obliterated instead
of detained and then repatriated (The way that the Israelis did).
A “Freedom Flotilla” aiming to draw world attention to Syria might
actually end up striking a blow for freedom, instead of scoring a
propaganda coup. But I'm not holding my breath, "Freedom" is not
what these Flotilla's are all about! The Syrian government has
been in bed with Progressive Nations such as Russia, China, Iran
and India for years!
In that there is no Jewish State to destroy in Syria , dwindling oil
supplies and that this is mainly a Muslim versus Muslim (not Muslim
versus Jew), with only 10% of the Syrian population Christian, there is no
"Justification" for a "Freedom Flotilla" to Syria!
However, another "Freedom Flotilla" is being planned for
the Gaza Strip!
As can be seen by the following media releases, the United Nations
and NATO aren't too anxious to get involved in Syria's problems.
There's nothing there to exploit!
Reuters Article - May 30, 2012
At least seven Western nations expelled Syrian envoys from their
capitals on Tuesday in a coordinated action against Damascus
spurred by revulsion over the killing of more than 100 civilians
in al-Houla, including many children. (The activists say the
government did it and the government blames it on al-Qaeda
But such moves are (largely symbolic). In New York, where the United
States and its European allies have tried in vain since last year
to persuade Russia and China to back sanctions against Damascus,
the 15-nation Security Council remains deeply split.
There are no signs Russia and China are ready to support tougher
steps at the U.N., despite what happened in al-Houla,” a council
diplomat told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Russia and China vetoed two resolutions that condemned Damascus
for the bloodshed, though they recently joined the rest of the
council in approving the deployment of (unarmed) military observers
and backing international mediator Kofi Annan's peace plan. The
Annan plan has so far failed to stop the violence.
THE BEST OPTION IS NO OPTION!
UPI Article - May 30, 2012
"U.S. Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder told reporters there were
no plans for a NATO operation in Syria.
NATO forces, operating under the authority of a U.N. Security
Council mandate, enforced a no-fly zone over Libya last year.
The intervention was aimed at preventing Libyan forces from
attacking anti-government demonstrators.
"Unlike Libya, you don't have pockets of the country that can
be protected by civilian protection zones", he was quoted by
CNN as saying. "You've got security forces intermingled with
the population, and that introduction of greater military
intervention from outside or arms to groups within Syria
could further militarize the conflict in a counterproductive way".
Conflict in Syria is ongoing despite an April agreement to
end the hostilities. A team of (unarmed ) U.N. observers is on
the ground in Syria to observe the terms of a fragile cease-fire".
NEVER EXPEND WITHOUT INTEND!
"ACCLINIS FALSIS ANIMUS MELIORA RECUSAT"
(The mind intent upon false appearances refuses to
admit better things)