The latest events in Syria is tragic, but confusing.
Recently, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has surprised many people by turning his back on his dear friend, Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a dramatic way.
Even though I have been lashing out at the Arab dictators in the past, now I observe a dangerous interventionism from democratic countries, which can be as bloody as dictatorates.
It seems that the hard power of the West is being used alongside the soft power of Turkey to create a new Middle East. The formula is simple:
1) Provoke rebellions with your secret agents and/or open efforts,
2) Let dictators slaughter their own people...
....so that you can pressure them to resign
....or -better- find a justification for a military invasion
.....which would be beneficial in any condition (e.g refreshing your expiring weapon stockpiles, seizing more profitable contracts with the rebel government, etc.)
It may be happening in Syria, too.
As this country is moving towards a civil war, Damascus alleges that the Israeli secret services and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood are hand by hand in arming the uprising. Meanwhile, Aydinlik -a Turkish newspaper that I dislike, but still read because of its sources inside the intelligence community- has been reporting in the past days that the Turkish intelligence was letting the Syrian refugees to return to Syria in May, after quickly training them.
I don't know the truth, but I know that the opposition in Syria is also accusing the Assad administration to use the Iranian militia to kill the protesters.
All in all, I just hate what's happening, whatever it really is; because -once again- the elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.
And many species are becoming extinct in the Arab Spring in a world boiling with human-caused global warming...