With Obama on the War Path, Syria Disaster Set to Get Worse

By:  Alex Newman
09/03/2013
       
With Obama on the War Path, Syria Disaster Set to Get Worse

The anticipated U.S. strike has the potential to turn a horrifying civil war into a planetary time bomb ready to blow.

The situation in Syria is about to go from bad to worse as the Obama administration outrageously suggests it will defy the Constitution and start a full-blown war, regardless of whether Congress approves or not. Analysts say the escalating disaster — brought about thanks in large measure to ongoing U.S. intervention on behalf of establishment-backed Jihadist “rebels” — could be set to literally explode. From unintended consequences and possible retaliation by the Syrian regime or its allies, to aiding dangerous opposition forces and weakening America further, the anticipated U.S. strike has the potential to turn a horrifying civil war into a planetary time bomb ready to blow.   

Among the primary red flags cited by analysts about overtly joining the war against Assad with direct military intervention is the Obama-backed Syrian opposition itself. As The New American has been documenting almost from the start of the conflict, large swaths of the “rebel” forces, including the most effective opposition fighters, have openly declared their allegiance to al-Qaeda. Others fight for the Muslim Brotherhood and various extreme Islamist groups seeking to impose a regime based on sharia law if and when the secular Assad dictatorship crumbles. The myriad atrocities already perpetrated by rebel forces offer a strong hint about what may be coming should the existing regime, which despite its brutality has long protected Christians and other minorities, were to be replaced by the rebels.         

Countless Christians and Shias have already been massacred by Western establishment- and Sunni-backed “rebels,” including whole towns. A spokesman for the “Free Syrian Army,” supposedly one of the “moderate” opposition groups, even threatened to unleash an ethnic-cleansing program during a TV interview earlier this year. Rebel forces have also been exposed engaging in cannibalism on video, murdering children, using chemical weapons, firing on civilian protesters, beheading Christian leaders, brutally enforcing sharia law, threatening to attack the United States and Israel, and much more. With al-Qaeda and other Islamist factions likely to take over the nation if and when Assad falls — a process that would be made much easier with U.S. missile strikes on the regime — the ongoing bloodbath could easily go from bad to worse in an instant, especially for minorities.  

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