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SYRIA REQUESTS AID FROM RUSSIA IN ORDER TO CONTINUE KILLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN
August 4 2012
Damascus, Syria – A toll, it appears, is finally starting to be taken on the Syria government after a year and half of civil war. The toll though is not military or strategic but financial. After a prolonged conflict and sanctions from nations all around the world it appears that the government is starting to run out of money.
In starting the conflict, Syria had a literal $17 billion war chest but much of that has apparently been depleted. Throughout the country, at least in places where things aren’t being blown up, people are waiting in line for hours to get basic supplies. Gas and diesel oil, used for heating, is increasingly short supply across the country, leading to more frustration and trouble for the government.
In response, Syria has turned to the one country that has stuck by them throughout the crisis, Russia, and requested a loan and some basic supplies, both of which will allow the government to continue their crackdown on rebel forces and maintain their ability to butcher women and children in the dead of night in order to intimidate small villages into compliance.
“We are experiencing shortages of diesel oil and gas for heating purposes. This unfair blockade has hurt all layers of the population,” said Syrian oil minister Said Maza Hanidi.
It’s believed the embargoes have also had an unfair impact on military forces which have been forced to pay ever increasing fees to fuel their aircraft and tanks which they are using to destroy cities.
Russia is expected to offer the requested aid for reasons that probably make sense to the Russian government.
“This type of squeeze is exactly what the sanctions are designed to do. They are designed to put pressure on the population which in turn will put pressure on the government and from there force them to capitulate and comply with the world’s demands which is of course to stop blowing up cities and killing their citizens,” said Scrape TV Middle East analyst David Gershwin. “Obviously Syria doesn’t want to do that and they are going to make every effort they can to avoid stopping the killing including this plea to Russia which has made it clear they want Syria to work out their problems by themselves so I guess by that standard they can’t really help out because that would be actively interfering with the war. Of course Russia is lying about their motivations but we expect that.”
In general, not selling or buying stuff to people is not considered interference except to the people who are harmed by those actions.
“If Russia does comply and gives Syria the things they have asked for there really won’t be any other way to consider it other than that they are actively interfering with the war. Wanting everyone to stay out, to not make strikes, for example, is one thing but openly supporting the government and giving them the things they need to continue fighting, that’s something different,” continued Gershwin. “Of course it’s not like anyone is going to say anything about that. I mean Russia does what Russia wants and this is what they want to do for whatever reason. Maybe they just get a kick out of poor people getting killed, they do seem to do it pretty well themselves.”
Despite the increasing lack of resources, the Syrian government hasn’t slowed down on destroying it’s largest city of Aleppo.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent