British Analyst to ST: Syria’s Military Response to Israeli Aggression Demonstrates How Best to Deal with a Bully

British publisher and editor of "Politics First" Magazine, Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos has asserted that Syria’s military response to Israeli aggression in the early hours of May 10th  demonstrates how best to deal with a bully, indicating that Israel is looking to provoke a war with Syria and Iran, in the hope that this would bring about a direct military confrontation between America, on the one hand, and Syria and Iran, on the other hand.

He suspects that the West and their Islamist-Wahhabist terrorists’ allies, such as the White Helmets, will allege that the Syrian Government has used chemical weapons when the Syrian military turns its sights firmly on liberating Idlib.

In an interview with the Syriatrimes e-newspaper, the British editor said: “The Israeli attack on Syria during the early hours of Thursday 10 May demonstrates Israel's  intransigence on illegally attacking a sovereign country without approval by the United Nations Security Council.  And I fully support Syria's right to defend itself.” 

 “Enough is enough with Israeli aggression, provocations and disregard for international law,” Dr. Papadopoulos added, affirming that Israeli attacks against Syria will continue unabated.

He made it clear that Israel's conduct is that of a rogue country . “A rogue country that has a blank cheque from the most powerful country on earth, the United States.  Furthermore, emboldened by the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, together with the presence in the White House of one of the most pro-Israeli presidents in history, Israel is looking to provoke a war with Syria and Iran, in the hope that this would bring about a direct military confrontation between America, on the one hand, and Syria and Iran, on the other hand, leading to the destruction of the latter two countries and the imposition of pro-Western, compliant governments in Damascus and Tehran.”

The political analyst referred to Israel’s support for terrorist organizations in Syria by saying: “ Al-Qaeda and ISIS are, literally, just a stone’s throw away from Israeli forces in the occupied Golan. Yet, not only has Israel never attacked those terrorist groups but it also treats their wounded fighters. If the US and the UK had a free and independent media, then Israel would be asked to explain itself before the rest of the world.  

US direct involvement in Syria

Asked about US involvement in the war in Syria,  Dr. Papadopoulos replied: “ For all of his faults, at least Barack Obama did not directly involve America in the Syrian conflict (and also to Mr. Obama's credit is that the Israelis and the Saudis were glad to see Mr. Obama leave office last year).  Conversely, under Donald Trump, America has now become directly involved in Syria, through having struck the country with cruise missiles on two occasions.  The precedent for direct American involvement in Syria was set last April and because they were allowed to get away with this attack, they were then able to strike again at Syria this April.”

He went on to say: “I suspect that once the Syrian military turns its sights firmly on liberating Idlib, then this is when the West and their Islamist-Wahhabist terrorists allies, such as the White Helmets, will allege that the Syrian Government has used chemical weapons.  And what will follow that allegation  is all too predictable - a Western media frenzy, unsupported arguments by Washington and London, followed by a cruise missile attack against Syria by the Americans and the British (and possibly the French, too).”

The British analyst underlined that Damascus, Moscow and Tehran are actively and successfully resisting the ambitions of Washington in Syria. But he called on Russia to adopt a different approach towards Israel.

British taxpayers' money being spent on terrorists in Syria

Concerning the UK persistence with accusing the Syrian government of producing chemical weapons at research facilities, Dr. Papadopoulos said: “the UK is persisting with this argument as a means to maintaining the demonization of President Bashar al-Assad and thereby defending not only British support to the groups fighting against the Syrian Government but also justifying the American-French-British cruise missile attack against Syria this April. 

“I am infuriated and deeply frustrated that Britain is one of the main supporters of the various Islamist-Wahhabist terrorist groups in Syria.  By being so, the UK has positioned itself as an enemy to the secular, multi-cultural and inter-faith country that is Syria. But then, having said that, Britain has a long history of working with radical Islam; alas, it is of no surprise, whatsoever, who the British are backing in the Syrian conflict,” he said.

Dr.  Papadopoulos underscored that most British parliamentarians take as gospel the word of Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Gavin Williamson because their understand of Syria is shockingly woeful. “Indeed, their knowledge of international affairs in general is, more or less, confined to watching Sky News or BBC News or reading The Times or The Guardian. It is a depressing state of affairs at Westminster but also a dangerous one; after all, British taxpayers' money is being spent by the UK Government on terrorist groups in Syria who, in ideological terms, are the very same people who carried out the heinous terrorist attacks in Britain in 2005 and in 2017.”

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour

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