War in Syria: No Sign of a Revolution Yet
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
It is quite ironical; but where do all conspiracy theorists go/vanish when we need them most?
While the world was not even watching and shortly after the Tunisian uprising ended, swiftly and quite unexpectedly actually, with the ousting of President Zin Elabdine Ben Ali, too many conspiracy theories began to hatch up all over the cyber space claiming that the Tunisian revolution has been choreographed by foreign/western powers and pulled off by secret agencies.
And it didn’t take long before the Egyptian domino began to fall. And before the international political circles and observers hardly had any chance to sober up from the Tunisian shock, they were in for the greatest show of civil nonviolent disobedience the world has come to witness since the Indian non-violent struggle against the British Empire led by the legendary mahatma Gandhi.
As the thousands were pouring into the now iconic Tahrir square and practically occupying the heart of the Egyptian capital, forcing the Mubarak regime to bend to their demands, new conspiracy theories began to target Tahrir square.
Unlike the Tunisian case, the whole world was watching the miracle that was unfolding in Tahrir square live, and minute by minute. The world was mesmerized by the power of the Egyptian people to mobilize and non-violently change the course of history.
And once again and after the magical 18 days of the Egyptian uprising had ended the same conspiracy theorists, reloaded with new ammunitions, penned down ridiculous posts, making the same claims that turned the spontaneous Egyptian uprising into some false flag operation.
In their funny analysis of the Egyptian revolution, most of those conspiracy theorists conceded that the struggle of the Egyptians is really commendable and the sight of occupy Tahrir square is so inspiring, but they regret the fact that Egyptians have been duped into this uprising by some foreign powers and covert agencies, e.g., Mossad and CIA, to simply, take Mubarak (the biggest US puppet in the Middle East) down – as if Mubarak was the pain in the ass for US and Israel.
And all it takes is one look at the post-Mubarak situation in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamists rising to power, whose anti-American/Israeli sentiment and rhetoric is no secret, to make you laugh out loud at those conspiracy theorists.
And when it was the time for the Syrian domino to fall, and quite clearly by foreign hands, the conspiracy theorists guys declined to indulge in the foul affair.
Who started this madness? Who benefits from this war? Who’s sending the mujahedeen to fight this unholy war? Who is paving the way for yet another Islamists’ take over? Who is steering this war by proxy? Who will come out winning in the very end; Qatar and Saudi Arabia with their petro-dollars, or the Chinese and the Russians with their unstoppable shipments of heavy weaponry … And most importantly how did the Mossad’s agents play out in this neighboring inferno? … But while I seem to have no answer to these questions, I only know this for certain; this war is going to haunt the Syrians for a long time to come.
It is quite ironical; but where do those conspiracy theorists go/vanish when we need them most?
In Syria, every day that passes, every bullet shot, every human dead screams “false flag” … for months now, we‘ve been following/beholding, most empathetically, the Syrian case as it evolves into an apocalypse … and amidst the bloodshed, the coffins, the UN votes &vetoes, the political initiatives and conspiracies, the daily shelling and the daily horrors … I fail to catch sight of any trace of a revolution.
I even fail to discern any heroism in the deeds of the so called free Syrian army; I can only feel the pain of watching our human folly and incompetence come to life on the Syrian theatre.
Watch the following video and let me know what you feel.