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Bernard-Henri Levy declares war on Syria

By Othman Tazghart | Al-Ahkbar | November 23, 2011

Influential French Zionist Bernard-Henri Levy, who played a key role in NATO’s intervention in Libya, is now hoping to repeat the same scenario in Syria.

In a revealing installment of his weekly column Le Point magazine titled “Endgame in Syria,” French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy claims that Syrian opposition figures he’s in touch with are increasingly coming around to the view that military intervention, Libya-style, may be the only way to get rid of the regime in Damascus.

He ends his article with a quasi-official declaration of war on Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Levy, who bragged in his last book about the strong influence he has over French President Nicolas Sarkozy, confessed that the two conspired together to marginalize the French foreign ministry so that it would not impede NATO’s intervention in Libya.

In his recent column, Levy reveals secret efforts he has undertaken in the past few months to convince Syrian opposition figures to support him in what he calls the “Gaddafi theory.”

He argues that NATO intervention to overthrow the Libyan dictator has set a “precedent” in the 21st century for developing a new doctrine for toppling authoritarian regimes that shoot at their own people.

Levy goes on to affirm that the Syrian regime will be toppled along the lines of the Libyan scenario, adding that all that is left in Syria is “the final scene which has not been completely written yet.”

Levy, who is well-known for his Zionist views, revealed that his behind-the-scenes endeavor began six months ago with a meeting in London with former Syrian vice president Rifaat Assad.

Perhaps this explains Rifaat’s surprise appearance in Paris last week to call on the Assad family to step down, and for the Syrian people to take up arms against the regime.

Levy also confirms in his column that a number of Syrian opposition figures and military officers who have defected have told him in meetings and discussions he has held with them during the course of the uprising that they support “international intervention.”

On the other hand, Levy says that “a nascent regional power called Qatar” is behind the latest Arab League initiative on Syria, which is part of a plan inspired by the “Libyan precedent.”

Levy goes on to say: “As in Libya? Yes, as in Libya. It is the ‘Libyan precedent’ all over again. The same force, nay, the same forces producing the same effect. How do those involved not see it? What autism prevents Bashar Assad from understanding that the same coalition which toppled Gaddafi is coming together again to topple him?”

The most interesting piece of information revealed in Levy’s article is how a number of Syrian opposition figures he talked to shifted their position towards supporting “international intervention.”

“That had been a taboo until now. ‘Intervention’ was a word that ought not to be uttered. There were, even in France, Syrian opposition figures whom I met while preparing for a rally in solidarity with Syrian civilians this past summer who told me at the time that they would prefer to die than say the word ‘intervention’ or ‘international intervention’,” Levy wrote.

“This is the reason why we did not do in Syria what we did in Libya. Not because of double standards. This ‘moral scandal’ has many reasons and justifications, first among them is that Syrian opposition figures, unlike their Libyan counterparts, not only did not ask for intervention, but often opposed it. Their views however are beginning to change. And this is the reason why the regime in Damascus is doomed,” he continued.

“The war has been declared on Assad.”

November 23, 2011 - Posted by | Militarism, Wars for Israel


  1. Again! This insufferable ass, Lévy, unelected dictator of French foreign policy, needs to be locked up!

    “[Lévy] confessed that [he and Sarkozy] conspired together to marginalize the French foreign ministry so that it would not impede NATO’s intervention in Libya”.

    And he brags about it! … One can only conclude that he’s been assured total impunity for his actions. By whom!?

    Perhaps this provides a clue: Addressing a recent meeting of CRIF [French equivalent of ADL / AIPAC], Lévy stated that he’d intervened on all sides to promote the NATO operation in Libya in his capacity as a Jew, “As such, I was brandishing my flag of faithfulness to my name and my loyalty to Zionism and Israel”. [Le Figaro 11.20.11]

    Zionist are revealing their colors in a most brazen fashion. It can no longer be denied that the instigation of uprisings in North Africa was designed and that the ongoing destruction of Iraq, Libya and now Syria, with sights on Iran, is all about Zionist domination.

    How did they attain such power that governments of most industrialized countries fall all over themselves to do Zionists’ bidding? …

    Comment by Hyssop | November 24, 2011

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  4. I support this completely and also keep the Muslim Brother hood out of Syria as they are worst than Assad

    Comment by John Christopher Sunol | November 24, 2011

  5. Oh BHL, well, he went down to Bosnia and made a fool of himself with the French military there: the commanding officer proudly displayed a photo of him hiding under a desk while all the other officers in the rooms were still standing around: it seems he heard a gun shot and it scared the daylights out of him.

    Then too, BHL had this longstanding admiration of Pierre Bourdieu, whom he kept badgering for a one-on-one live debate on TV. In sociology, Bourdieu is a Western heavyweight. Anyhow, Bourdieu always declined simply explaining that he had nothing to say to him.

    That said, he’s pretty much the lone survivor of a handful of rightwing intellectuals financed under Pres. Valéry Giscard-d’Estaing to artificially inseminate the French intellectual landscape with an anti-Communist, pro-USA mindset.

    And we all know Charles Darwin approves of survivors, simian or not.

    Comment by Arthur Borges in Zhengzhou | November 28, 2011

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