Monday, September 9, 2013

The Myth of the Moderate Syrian Rebels

Daniel Greenfield nails it again.  Both sides in Syria are evil.  Both sides are anti-west, anti-freedom and anti-Israel. They are enmeshed in the 1,400 year old Sunni-Shia religious war and no influence from the West can ever change their hatred for each other.  They will continue to kill each other with devout Islamic fanaticism, each believing they are the "chosen ones" of Islam.  The best the West can do is to stand back and allow them to drain each other and open the doors to any and all Christians being caught in the middle of this travesty.  They're much like rats in a barrel, fighting for survival and dominance and anyone trying to separate them will only get bitten.

Who's using gas?  "At this point what does it matter?"  The only concern the West should have is to contain Syria's chemical weapons to keep them out of the hands of the myriad ultra fanatical Muslim terrorists groups who will certainly use them against the West and each other as time goes by.


The Myth of the Moderate Syrian Rebels

September 9, 2013

By Daniel Greenfield

The moderate Syrian rebels, like the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, are a myth; an imaginary character used to tell soothing stories to children. Unfortunately the storytellers think that we’re the children.

The Syrian Civil War is a religious war. It’s not a war over democracy or freedom. It’s a conflict between two totalitarian systems, one loosely based on a mixture of Islam and Socialism, and the other more rigidly based on Islam. Both are brutal and merciless to anyone who doesn’t belong. Both have their death squads and extensive corruption on the inside.

Both are evil.

It’s also an ethnic conflict being played out between Iran and the Arab world. And it even has elements of Ottoman revivalism on the Turkish side of the border where its Islamist rulers dream of reclaiming an empire.

None of that is a recipe for moderation. There are no moderates in a religious war. There are no moderates in an ethnic conflict. There are no moderates among those who would start such a war or those who intend to finish it.

Neither side is seeking freedom. Both are seeking absolute supremacy.

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