If any country, including the U.S., had armed terrorists embedded in neighborhoods, and holding civilians hostage for years, and targeting unarmed civilians constantly, it too would be using its own military and security forces to fight the terrorists in order to liberate the captive civilians.
by Steven Sahiounie
Part 2 - Neither grass-roots nor a revolution
Had the conflict actually been ‘grass-roots,’ the ‘revolution’ could have been successful, and the Assad government would have been forced from Damascus. The fact that Assad is still in office attests to the steadfastness of the majority of the Syrian people.
A successful revolution depends on the national army splitting and siding with the population who want regime change. However, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) never split, and never turned on the government. The SAA are a national army in Syria, made up of every able-bodied male over the age of 18 who is not enrolled in university. Because the population of Syria is about 80 percent Sunni, the majority of the SAA are from that sect. There were many defections among the army, but it was never enough to affect the performance of the army, and the unity of the army meant the armed opposition could not ever win against the SAA.
Those who were fighting the Syrian government in the streets of Deraa, Homs, East Aleppo and East Ghouta were following Radical Islam, and were mounting an armed struggle to remove the secular government and install Shariah Law according to Wahabi doctrine as the new Syrian Constitution.
These groups were supported by the U.S.-NATO-Turkey-Jordan-Qatar-Saudi Arabia alliance, known as “The Friends of Syria.” The attack on the Syrian government beginning in March 2011 was a foreign-planned and -funded attack, to produce regime change, for the political benefit of the U.S. and its allies, as well as the neighbors of Syria who were already following or promoting Radical Islam as a political ideology.
The very same Radical Islamic political party, The Muslim Brotherhood (MB), which had started the Hama uprising in Syria in the 1980’s, was front-and-center in the Syrian crisis. Virtually every founding member of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) — located in Istanbul, Turkey — was an MB member. They used a Christian-turned-atheist/Communist, George Sabra, as their cover, camouflaging their real agenda.
Anyone studying the documentation of the Hama uprising will find that the Muslim Brotherhood members were committing sectarian massacres against minority sects. President Hafez al-Assad delivered a famous speech in which he portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood as willing to slaughter their own neighbors, and relatives, in order to further their sectarian goals.