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SYRIAN WARPLANES NOW BLOWING UP ANOTHER MAJOR CITY
July 24 2012
Aleppo, Syria – In any war there comes a turning point, a point at which the battle between the disparate forces has quite clearly turned in another direction. Sometimes that battle can shift back again in the other direction but when everything seems to turn, one by one, sometimes it’s just time to admit that perhaps a loss is inevitable.
From the outside looking in it would seem that is very much the case with the Syrian government. Battles are raging across the country including in the capital. High ranking officials have both defected and been blown up by people on the inside and the international community has almost uniformly turned against the country and its leadership. All of those factors combined, one would think, would seem to visage a loss for Assad and his people.
Luckily for the people who have stayed loyal and in one piece, figuratively and literally, Bashar al-Assad is not the type to bend over when faced with such enormous obstacles. In fact Assad is so determined and so bent on winning that he has ordered warplanes into the city of Aleppo, the largest city in the country, to just blow it to pieces until they root out all the rebels causing trouble there. Dedication, it seems, is not something Assad lacks.
“We have to work closely with the opposition, because more and more territory is being taken. That would become a safe haven which would provide a base for further action by the opposition,” said Hillary Clinton of the many, many areas that Assad is trying to blow up with his warplanes.
Syrian forces have already destroyed much of the cities of Homs and Hama already but the strikes on Aleppo will be the largest city they have destroyed yet.
Aleppo is home to more than 2 million people all of whom will likely to forced to flee as their homes and businesses are destroyed.
“I would think, and this is just me as a person who isn’t a ruthless dictator, that when you get to the stage where you have to start blowing up all of your own cities with warplanes that the battle may be lost. Generally speaking it’s not a great model for securing the support of the people, blowing them up, but then again this is Syria,” said Scrape TV Middle East analyst David Gershwin. “It could well be a cultural thing there, that destroying people’s homes and their lives is actually the preferred way of doing things. I don’t know how that works exactly but as well as not being a ruthless dictator I am also not a Syrian.”
There is no documented history of blowing people up for cultural or social enlightenment in Syria though it is common practice in neighbouring Lebanon.
“It just seems that when you start using warplanes and attack helicopters against your own cities that maybe, just maybe, something has gone wrong somewhere along the way. Presumably Assad sees a way out of this that will work for him and one hopes for the people of Syria but it’s really hard to see that right now,” continued Gershwin. “I assume he has a plan because it’s really hard to imagine that he would order so many people killed for no reason whatsoever. I mean just to secure his position? That would be crazy and I doubt Assad is crazy, unless he’s crazy like a fox. A rabid fox maybe.”
Assad apparently does not have rabies which can affect one’s mental abilities and reasoning power. So can syphilis.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent