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Compelling the note: the story of missiles launched at a Russian charter jet.

There’s a lot of confusion and skirmishing in and around the Syrian slaughterhouse. Neither of the superpowers can redress state or humanitarian issues, but they can use the situation to shape other issues, including running an enthused Al Qaeda into a state’s army while reducing Iran’s power to draw on an important security alliance. We are watching archaic and weakened powers in Syria and drawn from the world burn themselves, such is the hypnotic ferocity of their beliefs coupled with their desire for God’s blessings exclusively and determination to do away with the phantoms of the western future.

I generally don’t invent conspiracies, lol, but the above might fit with why, whether deliberately or fated, there has been no compelled large “force majeure” intervention in Syria’s agony. Whatever story Assad concocts about America and Israel being against him, he may more truly be suffering with his world — the one he and his family have constructed in mind and sold to or forced on Syria — running into enabled partial Islamist forces, and the two, much to the convenience of Russia and the United States are consequently busy destroying one another.

Syria would seem to represent at the moment a perfect system of war.

An attempt to hit a civilian aircraft would seem to up the ante between surface Russian and NATO interests.  At the very least, the alleged and now mysterious attack (did it really happen?  who really launched those missiles?) reinforces the idea that Syria may be treated as the blasting cap for WWIII, and that in turn drives consideration away from the possibility of collusion between NATO and Russia.

While awaiting confirmation or denial of recent Israeli activity involving a strike on a Syrian chemical weapons facility (reported yesterday by the Jewish Press), as much would make some sense: let the independent small state (which Putin seems to like as much as Washington) take care of the fringe rough stuff (“exceeding limits” Muhammad himself may have said of chemical weapons).

Elsewhere on this blog, I’ve suggested with regard to Syria that there seem to be “no good dogs in the fight”.  In the early phase of what is now Syria’s civil war, Maher Al-Assad loosed his army against civilian targets seemingly without rules of engagement, and the rest, from one side or the other, false flag or real, has been about wanton destruction and the butchering of countless hapless civilians.

Related: “Redlines and the Problems of Intervention in Syria.” Stratfor Global Intelligence Report, April 30, 2013. Stratfor provides the more straightforward cause for leaving Syria in the deeps of misery, i.e., the no-good-deed-goes-unpunished results of noble intervention!

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