Saturday, January 10, 2015

A New Excuse For War

According to rumor, as published in London's "Daily Mail", France's most wanted woman, Hayat Boumeddiene, has somehow escaped to Syria.  If any definitive evidence comes forth France will no doubt issue a formal request for extradition.  Syria's Basher Assad best think very carefully about his response.  Obama and the UK's PM Cameron have been chomping at the bit for over a year to wage war against Syria and this is the opportunity they have been looking for.

With anti-Islamic movements and demonstrations growing across Europe, if Assad refuses the request, France will fall, almost by default, into a war alliance with the US and the UK.  The combination of Hollande's dismal poll numbers and the historical perceptions of France's influence in Syria, won't give him much choice.

If Assad follows past precedent, namely his father's long standing refusal to extradite indicted Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner, who was Adolf Eichmann's chief secretary, the die will be cast and the propaganda machines on both sides of the Atlantic and the English Channel will kick into high gear.  Western Ground forces in the Levant will become all but an inevitability, with French forces in a figurehead lead.

Hopefully Assad will make the wiser decision and turn Boumeddiene over to the French, (if she is there and/or the rumor hasn't been manufactured precisely as causes belli for war), and averts more war and US direct involvement in a bottomless cesspool of death and destruction. 

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