There are some very interesting developments in the Syria conflict. We're now at the 28th month mark, and estimates have the casualty toll at 100,000.
Of course, I don't use these numbers in the typical context of "someone stop the violence," which the mainstream media repeats ad nauseum, but rather to highlight of the importance of the matter.
Before getting onto the meat of the story, it would be good to point out this podcast from the Corbett Report that explains how chaotic situations are used to then increase the amount of control by a certain group. In fact, this theory is so ancient that, yes, it is even used by the notorious Freemasons in one of their degrees.
To get to the matter at hand though, I found it interesting that the "moderate" leader of the Free Syrian Army is set to visit Washington soon.
Salim Idris, the one-time confidante of the Assad regime (yes, a traitor, as they put it in the old days), is now confidently parroting around in Europe and talking to American reporters asking for more weapons to defeat the evil Assad.
I think now would be a good time to take a closer look at just who is Salim Idris to understand whether or not he, in fact, is trustworthy.
Idris took over from another defector, the Syrian Air Force commander Riad al-Assad. He led the army in some capacity, even forming the group known as the FSA (Free Syrian Army), but has been replaced.
(It is also worth noting that Riad al-Assad's family was reported executed by the UN, but the reports have not been confirmed as their was no on-site investigation.
Riad al-Assad also recently lost his leg from an alleged car bomb in. Video footage shows him screaming "I want to die!" on the hospital bed.)
Back to Idirs, however, he took over from the now one-legged Riad al-Assad back in December, and quickly proclaimed that Bashar al-Assad might use chemical weapons.
(Could the recent determination that the Syrian regime DID use chemical weapons have been pushed by the new FSA leader?)
In the same article, he said that Jabhat al-Nusra was 'not' a terrorist organization and last month he told the BBC that he "respect(s) Sharia." And that "nobody is against Sharia."
Strange choice of words for a freedom fighter.
Of course, Jabhat al-Nusra IS a terrorist organization, and this is a fact that even the United States government agrees with me on.
If you're a person who happens to not agree, well then, you can take a look at a timeline of attacks by the organization, and decide whether or not all the car bombings and executions of civilians are necessary to bring democracy.
(As a follow-up to this post, I will examine the weapons inspectors that have been chosen by the United Nations, and ascertain whether or not they are trustworthy in doing a fair search for sarin gas in Syria.)