Confused about the situation in Syria? This (from an unknown source) will clear everything up for you.
A highly restricted briefing document on Syria….
President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy who got so nasty his people rebelled and the Rebels (who are good) started winning (hurrah!).
But then some of the rebels turned a bit nasty and are now called Islamic State (who are definitely bad!) and some continued to support democracy (they are still good although very few in numbers).
So the Americans (who think they are good) started bombing Islamic State (who are bad) and giving arms to the Syrian Rebels (who are good) so they could fight Assad (who is still bad) which was good.
By the way, there is a breakaway state in the north run by the Kurds who want to fight IS (which is a good thing) but the Turkish authorities think they are bad, so we have to say they are bad whilst secretly thinking they’re good and giving them guns to fight IS (which is good) but that is another matter.
Getting back to Syria…
So President Putin (who, according to the Western Press is bad, cos he annexed Crimea and supported the Ukrainian separatists) has decided to back Assad (who is still bad) by attacking IS (who are also bad) which is sort of a good thing?
But Putin (supposedly bad) thinks the Syrian Rebels (who are good) are also bad, and so he bombs them too, much to the annoyance of the Americans (who still think they are good) who are busy backing and arming the rebels (who are also good).
Now Iran (who used to be bad, but now they have agreed not to build any nuclear weapons and bomb Israel are now good) are going to provide ground troops to support Assad (still bad) as are the Russians (who, despite doing a good job, are considered bad) who now have ground troops and aircraft in Syria.
So a Coalition of Assad (still bad) Putin (bad according to the Western Propaganda Press) and the Iranians (good, but in a bad sort of way) are going to attack IS (who are very bad) which is a good thing, but also the Syrian Rebels (who are good) which is bad.
Now the British (who also think they are good, except that nice Mr. Corbyn in the corduroy jacket, who is probably bad ) and the Americans (who continue to think they are good) cannot attack Assad (still bad) for fear of upsetting Putin (who they say is bad) and Iran (good / bad) and now they have to accept that Assad might not be that bad after all compared to IS (who are now super bad).
So Assad (bad) is now probably good, being better than IS (but let’s face it, drinking your own wee is better than IS so no real choice there) and since Putin and Iran are also fighting IS that may now make them good. America (who still insists they are good, but fool nobody) will find it hard to arm a group of rebels being attacked by the Russians for fear of upsetting Mr. Putin (now good) and that nice mad Ayatollah in Iran (also good) and so they may be forced to say that the Rebels are now bad, or at the very least abandon them to their fate. This will lead most of them to flee to Turkey and on to Europe or join IS (still the only constantly bad group).
To Sunni Muslims, an attack by Shia Muslims (Assad and Iran backed by Russians) will be seen as something of a Holy War, and the ranks of IS will now be seen by the Sunnis as the only Jihadis fighting in the Holy War and hence many Muslims will now see IS as good ( Doh!.)
Sunni Muslims will also see the lack of action by Britain and America in support of their Sunni rebel brothers as something of a betrayal (mmm; might have a point) and hence we will be seen as bad.
So now we have America (now finally recognized as bad) and Britain (also bad) providing limited support to Sunni Rebels (bad) many of whom are looking to IS (good / bad) for support against Assad (now good) who, along with Iran (also good) and Putin (also, now, unbelievably, good) are attempting to retake the country Assad used to run before all this started.
So, now you fully understand everything, all your questions are answered!!!
That’s oh so good. But are the good guys wearing white hats or black hats? Maybe gray hats, or beige??
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