Speech on Syria by the Prominent Palestinian-British Academic Dr. Makram Khoury-Machool at the British House of Lords
THE REAL AGENDA:
SYRIA, MALI and DRC
TERRORISM OR RESOURCE WARS?
Lord Frank Judd, Former Minister for Int. Development
Dr Makram Khoury-Machool, Cambridge, UK
Prof. Jeremy Keenan, Author, (SOAS)
Kate Downey, Campaign Group DRC
Vijay Mehta, Chair, Uniting for Peace
Date: Thursday, 7th November, 2013
Time- 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: The House of Lords
Location: SW1A 0PW – Room 4A,
Dr Makram Khoury-Machool’s speech:
My Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen… Good evening…
Mr Chairman (Vijay Mehta), thank you for organizing this event and for inviting me to talk about Syria.
My argument is that:
In order for the global ruling class in the US, France, UK and their regional allies in the Middle East (in particular Saudi Arabia and Qatar) to maintain their economic dominance and generate additional profit from natural resources in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa), they have been perpetrating the holocaust of the 21st Century in Syria against the People of Syria causing in addition a civilisational catastrophe.
Since Aristotle (384-322 BC), the subject of ethics or ethical behaviour have been chiefly concerned with the human aim of having virtue (Greek aretē) of character (ēthos), having excellent and well-chosen habits… that aim at living well and aspiring for human flourishing.
However, the Italian philosopher-politician Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) cautioned us when he said that: ‘politics have no relation to morals'.
In his book the Leviathan (1651), the great English social-political theorist Thomas Hobbes postulates what life would be like without government, a condition, which he calls the state of nature. In that state, each person would have a right, or license, to everything in the world. This, Hobbes, argues, would lead to:
Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes – a "war of all against all" .
My observation leads me to assume that this is what has been happening in Syria in the last three or so years.
Convening the Geneva II conference, is amongst other reasons, an attempt to portray the super and regional powers as having a ‘social and political contract’, thereby allowing ruling economic classes to falsely declare that: we are not as greedy and criminal as we are portrayed…
My Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen,
World oil production is headed by Saudi Arabia, with Russia second, the USA third, Iran fourth and China fifth.
In terms of oil reserves, we find that amongst the top ten states are: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE (United Arab Emirates),Libya.
Russia is the largest gas producer in the world, with Europe dependent on its gas sourcing.
In world gas production, if, because of their geographical distance, we exclude the USA and Canada, Iran comes second and Qatar third.
In terms of gas reserves, Russia is number one, with Iran and Qatar in fourth place and Saudi Arabia in sixth. With neighbouring Saudi Arabia as one of the ten leading producers of gas in the world, it is clear why the export interests of Qatar and Saudi Arabia are particularly important.
Ranking should give us a clear idea of the alliances that have formed as a result of the Syrian crisis.
Qatar’s pursuit of marketing contracts for Libyan gas and oil supplies, explains its agreement with NATO to attack Libya, its symbolic participation in the air strikes and its support for the rebels to establish a media capability.
Qatar’s aim is to export its gas to Europe, compete with the Russians and gain important political bargaining chips. In order for the export of Qatari gas to Europe to be feasible and competitive, a gas pipe must be laid through Syria.
As Russia’s long-standing ally and with the precedents of numerous joint deals dating back to the USSR era, Syria is unlikely to allow anything to threaten the destabilization of Russia’s interests in their last strategic stronghold in the Arab world.
This is the main reason why Qatar and Saudi Arabia are supporting the opposition’s struggle to topple the Syrian government.
The Operation: How are they doing this?
[Militarily] we have the Anglo-French-American triangle backed by regional NATO allies such as Turkey and Israel and other unlimited cash flow providers such as KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) and Qatar who installed mercenaries in various parts of the Syrian Republic.
With a clear division of labour between Western governments, united with Gulf DES-PETROLS (my coinage: Despots with Petrol money), all of the above have been united in the conduct of a bloody currency for future revenue from natural resources and on the way they are forcing a holocaust on Syria.
The international patrons (USA&UK&FR) facilitating their objectives with the petro-dollar despots who employ ‘Oppo-Mercenaries’ (My coinage, Opposition and mercenaries)… have created on the way one of the worst armed Fascist groups, which are a combination of a Wahabi-salafi terrorists supported by a Zionist and apparently Christian alliance.
One asks, what is the modality that they are adopting?
1) They have set an agenda to control the natural resources of this rectangle: from Mauritania in Western Africa to Somalia in Eastern Africa, from Sudan in the south and Syria to the north. This is the immediate rectangle of operations.
2) To look and sound apparently ‘reasonable’ and ‘civil’, some Western politicians or indeed their advisers produce discourse of panic or rhetoric of false ‘moral justification’ (Depending on the concept of the mini campaign).
3) To create submissive nations, they use the media in various languages and particularly in Arabic to disseminate and manage the minds, according to a master plan of propaganda, manipulation and media fabrication.
4) To fully dominate the region, they use grand terror managed (they call it military or security units) by some western governments in order to suppress any pockets of local dissent to what might endanger their master plan.
The result of this is that we have:
Millions of Syrian refugees, hundreds of thousands of victims and another hundreds of thousands of injured and disabled people; in addition to hundred of thousands of orphans, widows and bereaved traumatized families.
Truly, some of the terrorist actions are indiscriminate and against every human or physical body or archeological site (and one should not single out so easily any group) however, the evidence suggests that other acts of terror are in the form of targeted kidnappings, rapes, dispossessions, displacements and assassinations of Christians so that they drive them out of the country and only to fulfill Israel’s dream of a Jewish-Muslim conflict whereby the Muslims are demonized, defeated and their resources confiscated and managed by the apparently civilized, responsible, moral Western Capitalist .
Finally, we should all unite in order to save the Syrian people, Syria’s sovereignty and civilisation, exerting our utmost efforts to bring together all eligible and patriotic factions round the table in order to start talks which would lead to a dialogue and national reconciliation without delay.