first published on January 1, 2016 by Josh
The State Department of the United States has claimed “Bringing Peace, and Security to Syria.” in 2015, and they’re standing by that statement.
Here’s an awesome quote from the US State Department on bringing peace and security to Syria.
Syria: The conflict in Syria has continued to unfold in tragic ways over the course of 2015. From the humanitarian crisis endured by refugees fleeing violence, to the reprehensible human rights violations and violence carried out by the Asad regime, the Syrian people have borne a heavy load. The United States and many members of the international community have stepped up to aid the Syrian people during their time of need – the United States has led the world in humanitarian aid contributions since the crisis began in 2011. Led by Secretary Kerry, the United States also continues to push for a political transition in Syria, and under his stewardship, in December, the UN Security Council passed a U.S.-sponsored resolution that puts forward a roadmap that will facilitate a transition within Syria to a credible, inclusive, nonsectarian government that is responsive to the needs of the Syrian people
The State Department said it, so it has to be true, and if they’re wrong, what difference does it make?
The State Department released the above statement in a year in review blog, with the hashtag #2015in5words. Well, here’s five more words about the conflict in Syria: Words can’t win this war.
A lot of really bad stuff is happening in Syria, and honestly it’s almost impossible to track the situation as it unfolds. You can talk about resolutions, and have peace meetings until you’re blue in the face, but it won’t end the war. The dynamics of the scenario are far to complex, and the fighters involved with the conflict itself, are way to extreme for you to simply talk down. There are groups involved with this conflict that literally only speak one language, and that language is violence.
There is a small chance, that maybe some resolutions can be drafted up to end the fighting between the Syrian Arab Army, and the Free Syrian Army. That will not solve the issue though. There’s three groups of individuals in particular, that you’re not going to simply talk down.
First, we got this group of Jihadis. We don’t really see, or hear much about them. They’re called the Islamic Front, and they’re a total swing voter in the war. They show up at the tail end of battles, and support the FSA after they’ve already taken the brunt of the fighting. They are made up of Ahrar as-Sham, Suquor al-Sham Brigades, The Tawhid Brigade, The Haq Brigade, The Ansar al-Sham Battalions, and The Islam Army. What’s their objective? Overthrow the Assad regime, and put in place an Islamic rule of law in Syria.
The second jihadist group we’re going to talk about is Jabhat al-Nusra. These guys are the Al-Qaeda affiliate operating inside of Syria. They work hand in hand with the Islamic Front, and will also employ the same swing voter tactics with the FSA. They’re some of the strongest fighters in the entire conflict, boasting their experience from fighting the coalition forces in Iraq. The State Department hasn’t been able to talk these guys down from a fight yet, what’s going to be different about 2016?
Maybe we simply forgot about this group of psychopaths, waging their own personal war against the entire world. ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, whatever you want to call them, it doesn’t matter. This group right here, will never be talked down. Even if somehow, some way, we manage to talk down other extremist factions, these guys will be picking up the extra fighters and continuing their jihad against the world. No peace resolution will solve the ISIS issue, only a swift boot to the throat can do that.
There is no peace coming in the future for Syria. Claiming something, doesn’t make it so. Even if the State Department, and allied nations, do manage to draft up a conflict resolution that causes peace between the FSA and SAA, they will not succeed in disarming these extremist factions. Instead, the peace resolution will force the Islamic Front, and Jabhat al-Nusra to start working with ISIS. Even if the groups never officially ally, fighters within both IF, and Jabhat will quickly become disenfranchised with losing. That will cause them to enlist within the ranks of ISIS, making that organization much more powerful than they currently are.
You can’t win this war with words, humanitarian aid, and a half-assed air campaign. One of two things will solve this conflict: A. All third parties pull their hands out of the fight, and let the war rage until a victor comes out on top. After the dust settles, the international community deals with the new victor, whomever that may be. B. All parties involved take a decisive military action after the FSA and SAA come to a ceasefire. That military action will have to involve boots on the ground, and the total annihilation of all extremists factions.
Either way, words from the State Department and NATO won’t bring peace to Syria.