The civil war in Syria has been in the news lately. Most of the reports have been focused on describing the Assad regime as the evil empire killing innocent civilians in places that have no military value. What the press isn’t telling us is this is a war between two evil entities.
The Assad regime is a Ba’ath Party dictatorship; like a majority of dictatorships, the son takes over when the father dies. The atrocities committed by this regime can fill volumes. The military is loyal to the regime and has been committing atrocities within its boarder to protect the regime. The military depends on Russia for its weapons and military support. China and Iran are also aligned with the regime and will block any UN sanctions being placed against it. The wildcard Assad has is a sizable stockpile of Chemical and Biological Weapons. To date, there is no evidence that the weapons have been used against the rebels and civilian population, but that possibility is always present.
The Syrian National Council (SNC) is a loosely based organization that is heavily controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, other extreme Islamists and various leftists groups. They are calling for the ouster of President Assad and his Ba’ath Party loyalists and the establishment of Sharia law as derived from the Quran. Recent news reports indicate that al-Qaeda was in Syria also. Wherever the Muslim Brotherhood shows up al-Qaeda will be close by. If the SNC does manage to gain power the Weapons of Mass destruction (WMD) will be in terrorist hands.
The Biggest loser
There are about 2.5 million Syrian Christians – about 10% of the total population of the country. Syria is one of the few Arab countries that actually tolerated religious minorities. The Obama administration and Europe have been supporting the rebels and their extremist handlers to bring about democracy in Syria similar to Egypt and Libya. If the Muslim Brotherhood and their military arm, Al-Qaeda, get control of Syria’s WMDs the Syrian Christians will be the first to be slaughtered. Then the Islamists will move to take Jordon and attack their ultimate goal: Israel.