America Fears of a Vietnam War In Iraq and An Iraqi Situation Repeating Itself In Syria
One of the most important things the U.S media keeps stimulating is the reoccurrence of the fear, catastrophe and destruction that the US army faced in Vietnam. During the first steps of the war against Saddam Hussein's regime, which was decided by Georg W. Bush, a psychological and military fear was raised against military operations for toppling Baath Regime in Iraq. It's true that more than 4000 US soldiers were killed in Iraq; but at the same time, thousands of civilians, soldiers and Baath's men alike, who were working with the police and intelligence service, were killed in Iraq as well. After the libration operation, forming a new government, the election and the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, due to a strategic agreement, thousands of civilians became victim to terrorist attacks and explosions. Terror and political crises still go on till this very day.
It's also true that America couldn't find Saddam's chemical weapon, and Bush has admitted that they had been provided with inaccurate information regarding the chemical weapon, but until now he is regretful of librating Iraq from dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. What's important is that Vietnam didn’t occur in Iraq; however Iraq hasn't become the democratic country which blood was shed for. From thousands of kilometers' distance, America made the decision and sent troops to end Iraqi peoples' sufferings. It's true that the cruel authority of Baath's regime ended, but internal issues are still in continuation.
This time, the American media raised their fear of reoccurrence of Iraq's situation in Syria, making US President Barack Obama discuss the possibility of the usage of the chemical weapon created by Bashar Assad against Syrian people and demanded accurate investigations in order not to face the same situation in Iraq regarding banned weapons.
Let's be honest, America and the entire world knows that Saddam Hussein has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja, Balisan and some areas of Badinan. Halabja has made left no doubt. Syria also has used this weapon, and British PM announced that they have crucial evidence that the weapon has been used in Syria. So why do Americans resemble their fear to Syria as to Iraq?
They do not fear the turning out of the existence of the chemical weapon to be a lie, but they do fear sectarian violence and extremist Islamic group's control over strategic positions in addition to the emergence and extension of regional crises.
Let's look at the matter clearly; sectarian conflict in Iraq occurred in 2006-2007, and in the last month alone, after Sunnis' protest against Maliki and the incident of Hawija, civil war is expected to emerge again. Some people believe that this war has passed the stage of fear and concerns have already emerged, because Sunnis reached the stage where they believe that they have to start an armed struggle, which expands the ground of disputes and war further.
Civil war has started in Syria; Alawis doubt their future in fear of post- Assad stage, when Sunnis will take power. The balance will change, they, as today in power minority, will become opposition and won't be able to face anything. The Syrian army is fighting against Sunnis in Banias and other areas, so all the matters went beyond the possibilities and fears.
Extremist Islamic groups, including Al-Nasra Front, are ruling areas that Assad's regime has lost control over. What's more serious, they have taken control over Dair-Alzoor's oil wells. They're also able to get weapons from their partners.
America fears that in case of supporting opposition, weapons will reach the hands of extremist Islamic groups, but this issue went beyond fears too, and these groups have already got weapons and are supported.
Another point of the fear is that the relation between Sunnis of Iraq and Syria will move the regional crises into another direction and Iraq will face serious political crises.
The events may be as such, but raising all these fears hasn't given the opportunity to Bashar Assad to continue on his massacre and his relationship with Iran, Hizbulla, and Russia, and to continue on strengthening himself. Only taking the control back over some areas which was under the control of the oppositions, are described to be caused by the international hesitance. At the same time, fearing of Al-Qaida and Baathists' return, Iraq is also permitted not to end its political crises, and Nuri Al Maliki is permitted to move towards to dictatorship and ignore the basic problems.
The result is that all our fears have occurred. We no longer have to mention our fears and worries, but rather do something to prevent our fears from happening. The extremist Islamic groups are getting stronger in the absence of America and the West. Civil war has also started and more than 70,000 people have been killed, and daily massacre is going on. Israel has begun missile air jet attacks on Syria. Another fear is providing Syria with anti-air jet missiles by Russia and strengthening Syrian air defense. We saw neither Vietnam occurr in Iraq, nor will Iraq's situation be repeated in Syria, but the region is heading to a serious fire. The fire can be put out and sanctioned within Syria by hurrying to make changes in the method of governance and by setting limitations to the authority of Syria by diplomatic or even military pressures, before the fire crosses out of Syria and expands in the area.