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(INTELLIHUB) — Are NATO powers quietly organizing in order to initiate a move against Assad?

After all, weren’t France and its Western partners instrumental in helping to create the fundamentalist-friendly power vacuum in Libya through the removal of Gaddafi? Maybe we are seeing a repeat with Assad.

Maybe France’s recent assertions that it would assist in combating ISIS and ISIL is a the first move towards taking out Assad with the assistance of other Western powers.

The horse and pony show; the war “against” ISIS and ISIL, is really being employed to distract the audience’s eyes from the rabbit Assad, who may be about to get yanked out of the magician’s hat real hard.

I believe that once Western allies are fully immersed with removing the “imminent threats” ISIS and ISIL, that they will move on to “richer pastures.” Syria.

“Proof” of another chemical attack, allegations of possession of “weapons of mass destruction,” allegations of “ongoing atrocities perpetrated by Assad and his military,” will be the causes célèbres utilized as reasons to collapse his power base, allowing the violent jihadist groups such as the Free Syrian Army, Nusra, and ISIS/ISIL to seize control over the areas in which he still maintains a tenuous grip on power – up until now.

These successor groups will in turn begin to fight among themselves as they vie for full control within the power vacuum, resulting in as-of-yet unseen levels of violence, atrocities, and civilian casualties.

If Assad falls, the strongest group(s) in the area will take over – and who do you think that is?

The increase in the level of violence in the region would then open the floodgates for even more refugees to pour into Europe. It will potentially face a tidal wave of refugees which will make the recent influx of migrants look a tempest in a teacup.

This would result in more violence and attacks on the continent, which would have the potential to spread like a contagion. And those dynamics of course will trigger the curtailing of liberties for European citizens under the guise of “security measures.” France is still experiencing martial-styled law on its streets as a result of Levant-born fundamentalism.

Then due to an increased threat of terrorism (since there was no way the European States could vet all of them), surveillance will be ramped up, and rapidly-passed legislation in places such as France and Germany will be implemented, restricting the movement and rights of indigenous Europeans, even as they are over-run by battle-hardened outsiders from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

This could be a long-term sleight-of-hand contrived to deprive the citizens of once-democratic countries of their freedoms under the guise of “keeping the population safe” from “external threats” which have been “internalized.” Order out of chaos.

If this isn’t the plan, then why aren’t Western Christian nations assisting the primary targets in the Levant – Arab Christians?

Final step: America will face the same horrid dynamics, including the influx of non-Christian “refugees fleeing the war zone,” if those in power have their way. Then we too, like the Europeans will experience a loss of our liberties in the name of security. This could happen by the end of the second half of 2016, or just prior to the election.

Look at Libya and Iraq. How can anyone so blindly assume that Syria would fare any better by removing the reigning dictator? When the regional strongman or dictator is removed from power, the individual who takes his place is usually worse.

Western nations better think very carefully before they make their next move. We have a history of clubbing regions to death with democracy without any coherent plan in place for post-conflict reconstruction, but then again, maybe that has been the idea all along.

About the Author:

The author of this article, who prefers to use the nom de plume “XKeyscore” in order to maintain his anonymity, is a Doctoral Candidate and multiglot with two Master’s Degrees and a Baccalaureate specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. He holds one Master’s Degree specializing in Intelligence and Counter-intelligence operations, and a second Master’s Degree in Security Studies. XKeyscore has studied under a United States intelligence agency analyst and now-retired, high ranking, American military officers. XKeyscore writes exclusively for Intellihub News & Politics. Read more articles by this author here.

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