The Bashar al Assad regime is legitimate, secular, moderate and popular.
However history has shown that moderate peaceful states can sometimes be subverted by external aggression.....................as a result of isolation.
The Czech Republic in 1938, and Poland in 1939 are two examples where a criminal state such as Nazi Germany subverted and invaded otherwise peaceful states, which could not count on any reliable allies.
One by one by one.
THUS Syria must be helped directly by Russia, Iran and China in terms of defense material, and military personnel.
This will increase the confidence of the Syrian people, who are clearly involved in a great struggle against the forces of imperialism and Zionism.
By Tony Cartalucci
UPDATED July 19, 2012 - Russia and China, representing a collective population dwarfing that of the United States, the Gulf States, and the European Union combined, have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution aimed at imposing sanctions, backed with threats of military intervention on Syria.
The vote, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was preceded by suspiciously timed disinformation campaigns by Western media outlets - first falsely portraying a Syrian security operation in Tremseh in the Hama province as a "massacre," then attempting to portray Damascus as "falling to" NATO-backed "Free Syrian Army" militants after a bomb killed several high ranking Syrian officials.
Both disinformation campaigns aimed at panicking Russian and Chinese stakeholders into pressuring their respective governments into a compromise.
Barring a UN mandate, NATO, Israel, and the Gulf States now face the decision to either continue an intentional slow burn of Syrian society, as planned in US policy think-tank Brookings Institution's "Middle East Memo #21," or unilateral military intervention based on yet another fabricated provocation.
UPDATE July 19, 2012 - For those still skeptical about the West, Israel, and the Gulf State's willingness to subvert and destroy nations throughout the Middle East solely for self-serving purposes, using any guise or lie necessary to accomplish their goals - readers are encouraged to revisit this 2003 Guardian article titled, "Macmillan backed Syria assassination plot," where a fully detailed agenda of destabilizing and pitting nations against each other was fully formulated. In fact, many of the dynamics at play then, in 1956, can still be seen at work and being openly manipulated by Western powers today.
Details regarding the latest version of this plot against Syria, and by extension, Iran, can be seen fully documented in Seymour Hersh's 2007 New Yorker article, "The Redirection," and US Brookings Institution's "Which Path to Persia?" report (.pdf found here).
UPDATED July 19, 2012 - After over a year of suspicion and tacit confirmations that the US and Israel were behind the violence in Syria, Haaretz of Israel has now confirmed that US and Israeli officials are planning strikes against Syrian "weapon facilities," citing the unfounded threat of "chemical weapons."
This after a recent Washington Post article confirming both US and Israeli intelligence are on Syria's borders overseeing and directing the arming and funding of the so-called "Free Syrian Army" (FSA).
In reality, this week's violence was a premeditated, concerted campaign timed to pressure the UN Security Council and shake the support of Russia and China ahead of a highly anticipated vote on sanctions.
Syria has in fact suffered years of instability and violent terrorist campaigns in the past, including the Muslim Brotherhood's assassination of high ranking military officials, and still prevailed. It is unlikely that Syria has reached a "turning point" in favor of the FSA who has yet to gain a military victory on the battlefield and has been resigned to terrorist tactics. Instead, Syria has reached a point where it will be untenable for the West to continue portraying the FSA as "activists," "victims," or "pro-democracy."
This will play well into the now fully untied hands of the Syrian military, which is why both the US and Israel are eager to justify at least limited strikes on "weapons facilities," in an effort to balk the inevitable and merciless counter-stroke by the Syrian people against the West's campaign of armed subversion.
Readers should be aware of the prospect of a false flag chemical weapons attack carried out by FSA terrorists, or their Western backers, in order to justify an air campaign targeting Syrian military capabilities.
In Libya, after a similar psychological-operation against Tripoli unfolded, and despite NATO deploying daily air strikes, the government and people of Libya were able to hold out for months against NATO-armed terrorist proxies, highlighting the limitations of this strategy of convert subversion and warfare. Finding (or manufacturing) any excuse to bridge the rampant covert destabilization in Syria with a more conventional military operation is now NATO, Israel, and the Gulf States' top priority - and a prospect they are attempting to prepare the public for with articles like that found in Haaretz.
UPDATE July 19, 2012 - Hezbollah leader Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah has now stated, "there is a US-Israeli project against Syria," and that “the US and Israel consider Syria as a problem, because Syria is a real supporter of resistance.”
This echos Nasrallah's statements in 2007, as reported in Seymour Hersh's article "The Redirection,"
"Nasrallah accused the Bush Administration of working with Israel to deliberately instigate fitna, an Arabic word that is used to mean “insurrection and fragmentation within Islam.” “In my opinion, there is a huge campaign through the media throughout the world to put each side up against the other,” he said. “I believe that all this is being run by American and Israeli intelligence.” (He did not provide any specific evidence for this.) He said that the U.S. war in Iraq had increased sectarian tensions, but argued that Hezbollah had tried to prevent them from spreading into Lebanon. (Sunni-Shiite confrontations increased, along with violence, in the weeks after we talked.)" -The Redirection, Seymour Hersh
Quite clearly the US and Israel are directly behind (and benefiting from) the violence now seen in Syria, with the Washington Post as recently as this week admitting both the CIA & Israeli intelligence are working with FSA rebels along Syria's borders. The summation of the FSA's weapons and funding, admittedly directed into terrorist hands by the CIA, are primarily sourced from Saudi Arabia and Qatar - exactly as described would happen in Hersh's 2007 article, "The Redirection."
Clearly the violence in Syria from 2007 until present, is the result of premeditated foreign subversion, betraying Western propaganda that a "popular uprising" is taking place. And because the violence is a creation and perpetuation of foreign powers - namely NATO, Israel, and the Gulf States, this casts serious suspicion on these very powers regarding the recent Damascus bombing targeting high level Syrian military and intelligence officers.
UPDATE July 19, 2012 - After unconfirmed reports by nameless "US officials" that Syria was moving chemical weapons out of storage, and now in the midst of a massive media disinformation campaign, several leading "activist" Twitter accounts have been hysterically warning about an "imminent" chemical attack by a "desperate regime." The US has repeatedly insinuated that any use of chemical weapons would require either it, or Israel to militarily intervene.
In reality, it is NATO's militant front that has the means (chemical weapons brought in from Libya), the motivation (subsequently receiving military intervention on their behalf), and a demonstrated willingness to carry out indiscriminate, mass-casualty terrorist attacks as demonstrated by their months' long bombing campaign (and here).
UPDATE July 19, 2012 - With confusion surrounding events in Syria, there is now news of a bombing in Bulgaria involving buses full of Israeli tourists. Before any investigation has been carried out, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already placed the blame on Iran. Netanyahu is quoted as saying Israel, "would respond with force to Iranian terror."
Similar attacks, but on a smaller scale, were carried out in Georgia and Thailand with all signs pointing not to Iran, but Israeli and US trained, armed, funded, and directed MEK terrorists. Not only is the timing of the most recent attack in Bulgaria suspicious - corresponding with a major push to destabilize Syria, but the rush to judgement by Israeli officials seems all too conveniently assisting Western, not Iranian objectives.
Hezbollah, often cited by the West and Israel as a proxy of Iran, has already denied any responsibility for the bombings stating, "our movement does not fight against tourists."
It has been reported as early as 2007 that efforts to destabilize Syria were aimed directly at undermining and inevitably attempting to overthrow the government of Iran. This was written about at length in Seymour Hersh's 2007 New Yorker article, "The Redirection," and is a reoccurring theme throughout US policy papers. Any move against Syria inevitably involves Iran as part of the calculation for the West which has been plotting regime change in both nations since at least 1991.