Mohammad Abdelqader, a refugee in a camp inside the Turkish border, told Reuters that he had witnessed Syrian troops shooting refugees in the camp. He said that he had witnessed “two Syrians had been killed and two more had been injured”. Who is Mohammad Abdelqader and, more importantly, whoever he is, what did he really see? After all, for the ‘Guardian’ at least these reports are “unconfirmed”. That, of course, is important for along with accusations by the West, Turkey, and the Sunni Arab states, that Syria is continually committing war crimes and violating and the ceasefire plan, they will most definitely be used to make sure that if there ever really was a plan to bring about a cessation of hostilities, it will fail and that Syria will be further destabilized.
Moreover, the “news” of the Syrian army firing across the border into Turkey, presents the West, Turkey and their allies with an ideal opportunity to intervene directly in Syria. For, Erdogan’s government can now proceed with its plans to create a “buffer zone” inside Syria. Or, in other words, they can proceed with their plan to seize a portion of Syria’s territory. During the next couple of days it will be interesting to see how China and Russia react. Nevertheless, with no guarantees being given to Damascus that the so-called “rebels” will stop their violence and with the so-called ‘Friends of Syria’ continuing to arm those “rebels, we can already sense that Beijing and Moscow have already been marginalised.
This is crucial for, at least, three reasons. Firstly, as was the case in Libya, so-called “buffer zones” and “humanitarian corridors” will be used to justify an all out war against Syria. Secondly, we are moving closer to the real war against Iran and, finally, that war will is a war will ultimately target Russia and China.