Syria’s UN Ambassador: “This Theatrical Farce Must End.”

By Jerry Alatalo

un-2Alphabet Communications during United Nations Security Council meetings have devolved into an embarrassing form unworthy of the world’s highest-standards deliberative political institution. After nearly six (6) years of war in Syria between the government and largely paid mercenary terrorist soldiers, the ongoing battle of narratives about the reality in that nation has intensified and sunk down to the point of historic shame.

Perhaps of the multiple reasons for the war the major cause of the conflict that started in March 2011 was the decision by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to decline a proposal from officials of Qatar to run natural gas pipeline infrastructure to deliver gas from Qatar to the lucrative European market. Assad decided instead to approve a similar ($multi-billion) pipeline project to Europe for transporting gas from Iran, which shares the same gigantic natural gas field with Qatar. That decision prompted the individuals and/or groups who wanted the Qatar pipeline project built to immediately initiate war by mercenary terrorist proxy armies against the Syrian government and military, with the goal of overthrowing Assad.

Before the terrorist war began in 2011 many will remember Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others sharing the refrain of “Assad must go”, but without mentioning the true reason(s) for their assertions – making the false claim Assad was “killing his own people” instead of the truth: paid mercenaries were killing Syrian civilians, police and military to destabilize the government to the point of Assad’s downfall from power, in virtually the same manner lies became used to bring about the 2011 destruction of Libya, with that the overthrow and murder of Muammar Gaddafi.

Another example of historic deception with catastrophic negative consequences came in 2003 and the U.S./UK-led invasion of Iraq, based on the intentional lies about Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and his “involvement with al-Qaeda and 9/11”. One could go back further to 2001 – September 11, 2001 to be precise – for the biggest false flag lie of them all, and the birth of the now 15-year long bogus “war on terror”. It’s safe to assume the yet-to-be-prosecuted criminals behind the 9/11 mass murder events were behind the destruction that followed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

One can see a pattern of immense deception that correlates with the revelations provided by U.S. General Wesley Clark years ago when he described Pentagon plans to invade and overthrow seven (7) nations/governments in five (5) years, including Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Iran. Unfortunately, the immense deception has persisted to this day, and is now found in its disturbing pervasiveness inside the United Nations Security Council itself.

In the United States lying in front of Congress is a very serious crime, that of perjury, with severe punishment for any person convicted. Given the diametrically opposed narratives on Syria put forth at United Nations Security Council meetings, it seems clear that some member state representatives are either sadly misinformed or outright lying. Perhaps the United Nations needs to establish rules of conduct for the Security Council on perjury similar to the U.S. Congress. Had such severe penalties for perjury been in place at the United Nations before the infamous “weapons of mass destruction” presentation of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, it’s probable the historic tragedy of the Iraq War would never have started in 2003.

Absent penalties for perjury at the United Nations, it has become difficult for people around the Earth to gain a true awareness of highly important events. Recognition of the fact that lies told in the Security Council originate from some of the world’s wealthiest, most powerful, and “politically connected” individuals and groups – and that global media mega-corporations have nearly unbreakable ties to those possessing such immense power – it falls upon the shoulders of all those concerned with morality, justice and peace to take right action and bring forward the truth.

Syrian Ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari is correct. For the sake of the people of Syria, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, humanity and future generations: “This theatrical farce must end”.

(Thank you to Secundus Silent at YouTube)

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