While my birth city of Aleppo burns, the people entrusted with saving Syria from the barbarism of Assad remain entangled in failed diplomatic efforts. Asking the Russians to be flexible in their support of the Syrian regime does not differ from asking the Islamists to toss the Koran aside for a better book. And so far, judging from the combined efforts that were dedicated to asking permission from Putin, it’s easy to recognize how diplomatic failures are rooted in the repetitiveness nature of efforts based on unrealistic expectations. When it comes to dealing with Putin, US diplomacy looks like a gerbil in a miniature Ferris wheel.
Since the west does not seem to be able to deconstruct one of the most horrific regimes ever created by the Soviet Kremlinites without first seeking permissions from today’s Russian Kremlinites, why not just pull a chair and watch with me as Aleppo burns to the ground. Better yet, let’s all buy a ticket to this new horror show in town to watch live burning flesh and broken bones.
Let’s watch children buried in the rubble after their homes are struck by a rocket from a helicopter gunship or a missile from a Russian MIG jet engineered to destroy tanks but Assad uses to burn flesh and bones. Let’s watch mothers cry while carrying their dead babies in their arms, or mothers blown to pieces while their toddlers survive. Let’s watch old men squeeze a tear or two and lift their faces to the sky as if to ask God for his forgiveness for they don’t understand what wrong they have done. Let’s watch children be scarred for life with many making it their life achievements to scar those who killed their fathers. Let’s watch neighbors helping their neighbors only to die, next to their neighbors, during the next MIG sortie. Let’s watch young men fighting fiercely for survival and who yesterday were pouring over law or medical books to make their parents proud. Let’s watch how easy it is to spill the blood of others when we all sit and watch.
I can just imagine how the spectators in theÂ ColiseumÂ during ancient Rome felt when they were told the lions will be unleashed against the Christians. Except in Syria, the lions are being unleashed against the impoverished Muslim population accused of seeking freedom, democracy, and human rights.
Let Syria be a lesson to all people who seek freedom and democracy. Should you even consider it, this new leader of the free world will let your town and cities burn to the ground, your women and children get slaughtered, and your country suffer from migration, disease, and untold tragedies. Â This new free leader thinks your freedom is one big handicap standing in the way of his Golfing handicap.
So who bought tickets to the big show called Aleppo Burning?
Ring side seats all went to the Iranian Mullahs and their thugs ruling today as well as Putin and his thugs. The Iraqis complained so the Iranian Mullahs just slapped them quiet. The Chinese sold their seats to the Venezuelans in return for more oil.
Behind the Iranian Mullahs sat Hezbollah and the March 10 Lebanese in addition to the Alawites of Tripoli. Hezbollah and the Jabal Mohsen Alawites brought their sniper rifles to the show and they would not let anyone confiscate them.
Behind the Iranian Mullahs sat some US Senators like John Kerry and Harry Reid. Kerry thought Khamenei looked like a statesman. Someone even heard him calling Khamenei a saint but the reference was never confirmed. Next to the Senators sat some US Congressmen like Nancy Pelosi. Nancy was wearing the same hijab she wore during her trip to Damascus. Her publicist and senior aide said that she was hoping Assad would notice her.
But the best seat was reserved for President Barack Obama. His was the referee in the ring making sure the battle raged and Aleppo kept burning. If anyone stopped, Obama would swing his iron driver as the Iranian Mullahs applauded him and he acknowledged them with a bow.