Friday, September 25, 2015

Who's responsible for 3-year old Aylan Kurdi's death? by Wayne Madsen

 Who's responsible for 3-year old Aylan Kurdi's death? 
by Wayne MadsenThe world is in angst over an photograph of a dead Syrian Kurdish boy who washed ashore after the boat transporting the baby boy capsized while en route from Turkey's Bodrum peninsula to the Greek isle of Kos. Four other children, including Aylan's 5-year old brother and their mother, also drowned.

Fingers of blame are being pointed at European countries that have objected to having to bear the brunt of dealing with the influx of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. These include Hungary, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia, Austria, and others. Some neo-conservatives, always eager to avoid blame for their own failed policies, are blaming Syrian President Bashar al Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iran's government, and even Chinese President Xi Jinping for the refugee crisis.

Those responsible for Aylan's body washing ashore on a Turkish beach are not Assad's or Putin's governments but the nations that have encouraged the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and their allies to bring death and destruction to Syria's Kurds, Shias, Alawites, Christians, and Sunni tribes who oppose Salafism and Saudi Wahhabism. Aylan was from the Syrian town of Kobani, located on the Turkish border, which has been besieged by ISIL and allied forces, including the Al Nusra Front. Al Nusra and its Al Qaeda friends are the favorite jihadists of former CIA director David Petraeus, who wants to arm them, and the pro-Saudi and -Israeli lickspittle, John O. Brennan, Petraeus's replacement at the CIA.

In addition to the CIA and Israel, ISIL and its Syrian rebel friends have been supported by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Wahhabist governments of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Erdogan has engaged in a duplicitous campaign by claiming his forces are on the offensive against ISIL when, in fact, they are attacking Turkish, Syrian, and Iraqi Kurdish population centers, creating a refugee nightmare that saw young Aylan and his family trying to make it to Europe.

Aylan's father, Abdullah Kurdi, who survived the capsizing of the refugee boat, had petitioned the government of Canada's hopelessly neocon and pro-Israel prime minister, Stephen Harper, to allow him and his family to join Abdullah's sister who lives in Vancouver. Kurdi's refugee asylum petition, submitted in June of this year, was rejected by Harper's immigration minister, Chris Alexander. Incidentally, Alexander has two young children of his own and he has suspended his re-election campaign in Ontario to return to Ottawa to deal with the political fallout from the Aylan photo. For Canada, Turkey, and other countries, the Aylan photograph has had the same impact that a news photo of a young Vietnamese girl, who had just been napalmed by a U.S. air strike, had on the support of the American public for the war in Vietnam.

It was Alexander's predecessor, Jason Kenney, now defense minister, who championed, along with former foreign minister John "Rusty" Baird, Canada's support for the "Arab Spring" rebellions in Syria and Libya that triggered the massive outflow of refugees after those two nations were plunged into bloody civil wars. Kenney and Baird are members of Harper's well-known and influential "lavender brigade" of Tory homosexuals, which has ensured Canada has adopted a foreign policy plank that opposes immigration while supporting Israel's campaign to destabilize the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Alexander, Kenney, and Baird, as well as Harper, are directly responsible for Aylan's death. Since Turkey refused to grant Aylan's family an exit visa, Erdogan and his prime minister, Ahmet Davitoglu, are also directly responsible for Aylan's and his brother's and mother's deaths.

Joining the Canadian neocons are those in the United States that also provided weapons and cash to the jihadist and Salafist rebels who now run rampant in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, and other countries. These include Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham, as well as President Obama's "Responsibility to Protect (R2P)" foreign policy team of U.S. ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, national security adviser Susan Rice, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Power apparently only cares about the security of her two young sons, Declan and Rian. As far as Power is concerned, Aylan deserved to wash up dead on that Turkish beach. After all, the Syrian refugees just didn't do enough while they lived in Syria to depose Assad, so why worry about their fate?

A tale of two photos: Samantha Power with her two young sons, Declan and Rian [left]. The body of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach [right]. Power's support for the civil war against the Syrian government led to Aylan's parents trying to leave ISIL-infested Kobani, Syria for Canada. Aylan, his 5-year old brother, and mother didn't make it. As people at the UN now know, Power has the diplomatic tact and skills of a washer woman in a coin-op on Belfast's Falls Road.There are many others who should be tormented by the photo of young Aylan on the Turkish beach. From Petraeus, who recently suggested the United States support Al Qaeda against ISIL in Syria and Iraq, when they are actually one and the same, to former U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford; current U.S. Syria envoy Michael Ratney; and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and current UN Political Undersecretary Jeffrey Feltman, these infernal neocons should be purged from our nation's body politic. They are a cancer in every nation where they are permitted to matastisize. And like a cancer, neocons must be cut out from every government and media organization where they fester.

Aylan, 3, [left] and his brother Galip, 5 [right]. Drowning victims of the neo-con lust for the destabilization of the Middle East.

As for the government of Israel, it doesn't care one wit about dead children, as long as they aren't dead Jewish children. The support provided by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government for the Syrian jihadist rebels who have created the refugee crises in the Mediterranean and Europe is also directly responsible for Aylan's death. Of course, Netanyahu has been responsible for killing hundreds of children in Gaza in repeated Israeli military strikes on highly-populated residential neighborhoods in the ghetto of Gaza.

While we all convey our collective shock over Aylan, let's not forget what Israel did to 4-year old Palestinian boy Kaukab al-Daylan (above). A rescue worker found the dead boy's head poking from the rubble after an Israeli air strike on his home.

The Saudi, Qatari, Emirati, and Kuwaiti supporters of ISIL, Al Qaeda, the Khorasan Group, Ahrar al-Sham, Al Nusra Front, Ansar al-Sharia, and other jihadist rebel groups will not be bothered by the photo of Aylan. As the people of the Middle East know about these royal sheikhs, princes, emirs, viziers, nabobs, and stooges, their philosophy is that suppressed Arab women are given to them by Allah to make babies. Young boys, on the other hand, are there to provide them with sex.

The people of the world have a right to be mad, in fact, Goddamned mad, about what happened to Aylan. But the corporate media is already busy trying to divert popular anger away from where it should be directed. It was the infernal neocons and their project to overthrow Assad, Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, and the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, and Yemen and destabilize every nation from North Africa and southeastern Europe to the Middle East and South Asia that caused one of the world's worst modern refugees crises. Protests and severe ass-kicking for Aylan's fate should be visited upon every neocon from Foggy Bottom and Turtle Bay to Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Langley, Virginia. Only then will Aylan, his brother, and mother be able to rest in peace.