Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Neocon David Frum has written a searing column about how America and Canada trusted the word of the Syrian regime. The mislaid trust sent Maher Arar to Syria where he was tortured. Arar was not a terrorist however the Islamofascist-Baathist regime of Syria wanted Arar. Syria lied to Canada which turned him over with American complicity.
Arar is a native Syrian. The problem for Arar is he belongs to the majority Sunni sect of Mohammedanism. The Syrian regime is ruled by the semi-secular Baathist Assad family with roots in Alawite Mohammedanism. The Alawites are a minority that rules the majority with cruelty. The sad fact is America has supported Syria off and on in Machiavellian maneuvering depending on which Mohammedan nation was the enemy of the day to American National Interests.
Arar’s cousin was suspected to be part of the Muslim Brotherhood - an Islamofascist religious Sunni organization. (**More History of Muslim Brotherhood) The Sunnis have attempted to topple the Alawite Assads for some time. The prime organizer of Sunni dissent has been the Muslim Brotherhood.
Syria wanted to find out if Arar knew anything about his Muslim Brotherhood cousin, so they told American authorities Arar was part of terrorism. It worked and Arar was tortured and released by Syria.
Apparently American Intelligence is a little slow on determining who the enemy of the day is. I know it is not politically correct, but I endorse Machiavellianism to a point. The Machiavellian machine has to be fine tuned or the machinery will break down rendering it dangerously obsolete.