We cannot be free in Syria until we are free in Palestine because both barricades of slavery have the same master: Israel.
And by freedom it does not mean anarchy against the very force that has stood loyally against Israeli expansionism since 1948.
Egypt’s agendas have always echoed the policies of their masters, America and Russia.
Saudi Arabia is a kingdom in the 21st century which has stood for nothing but the preservation of its arbitrary rule at the expense of the national sovereignty of the Arabian peninsula’s communities and the proper distribution of its vast economic resources.
Jordan has been a quiet lapdog of England and America. It basically echoes the sentiments of its Gulf neighbors.
The only two countries which have stood against Israeli imperialism in the Middle East have been Iran & Syria.
The defeat of the USSR eliminated one major influence in Middle Eastern affairs, but it carved a wider path for the Americans.
Standing against Israel, today, means standing against the imperial policies of America.
The end of Bush’s presidency and the ascension of a democrat has brought immense hope but the influence of Republican ‘expansionist’ policies remains.
Until this force wains, the Middle East will not be completely free. Nor will the American people, who must deal with the duality of their nation’s exceptionalism.