This morning, two extremely large explosions took out the military command center in Hay’s al-Arkan in Damascus.
We all know that the Big Bang theory (Questioned by Quantuminists) predicts the world started with a Big Bang some 14 Trillion years ago. Not to be one to diminish the value of this grand theory, I ask myself: What about the Damascus Big Bang theory? Those loud explosions taking place once in a while in the heart of Assad‘s command structure and who often succeed in separating him from his favorite people. Â What is the theory behind those? For they look to me to be as mysterious as the original Big Bang being recreated in a tunnel somewhere in Switzerland today.
During the Cold War, it was always understood that special non-diplomatic US and Soviet spies were fair game in the highest of stakes poker challenge ever played by humanity. You get caught, you got killed orÂ imprisonedÂ and tortured for information. Both superpowers accepted those rules and everyone played by them.
But in Middle Eastern terms, the Cold War being waged today between Iran and the Arab countries has different rules. It starts with a physical war and ends either inconclusively or with one bloody winner takes all. There is no such thing as accepting defeat, a hand-shake, and let’s start all over again. Sunnis and Shia have been fighting for ONE winner since 632 CE and they will continue to fight for that unreachable goal for the next 1,500 years.
In this war between Shia and Sunnis, Big Bangs happen to be equivalent to a spy confessing during the Cold War. They leave death and signatures behind them equivalent to losing a valuable asset as a result of confessions. The massacre of Darraya was a blow to the Syrian freedom fighters but the mysterious Big Bangs in Damascus in the heart of the Assad command structure are by far the biggest losses sustained by the regime fighting with too much propaganda and too little capability.
How could anyone penetrate theÂ impenetrable toÂ plant such deadly bombs? Today’s explosion happened around 7 this morning Damascus time and although the regime claimed no deaths, ambulances could be heard racing to that command center and all road leading to it closed shut. Is it possible that after the last big explosion that took the life of the angelic Assef Shawkat, the big commanders decided to meet at different unusual times and that a meeting was taking place early this morning? Ambulances racing to a building whose offices open around 9 am sounds to me like there is a bloody bull’s eye behind all that smoke.
What about the Assad Big Bang Theory? Who are the people behind these difficult tactical operations?
Are they insiders trying to overthrow Assad and his brother without making their intentions public? Or was it the work of some precise operation only western countries are capable to mount?
The public, like myself, is not privy to the underbelly of the beast and any questions asked here are theoretical in nature. Oh! It’s such a pleasure to sleuth this carcass.
Could this explosion be to avenge the killing of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens because Iran and Syria were behind the al-Qaeda’s attack on the US Embassy in Libya?Â Or was it in response to Assad’s nonsensical claims to winning the war intended to keep his mouth shut in the future?
Was it intended to keep the morale of the Syrian freedom fighters high enough to continue their battles?Â Or was it intended to send Putin a message to pressure him for a sensible solution in Syria?
Was it intended to send a message to Ahmadinejad’sÂ new world order speech at the UN?Â Or was it intended to send a message to the Mullahs they are as vulnerable as Assad is?
So many theories behind the Assad Big Bang with so little information to be as conclusive.
My over-optimistic guess? Maher al-Assad is dead in today’s explosion.